Twenty-five years of perfection
In the German city of Fellbach near Stuttgart is the headquarters of CMC-MODELCARS, one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality models...
CMC-MODELCARS, one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality 1:18 models, with headquartered in the German city of Fellbach near Stuttgart. Founded 25 years ago by spouses Herbert Nickerl and Shukao Jia, they opened headquarters and development department in Fellbach and opened a model manufacturing company in southern China. The first model presented at the International Toy Fair in Nuremberg in early February 1995 was the 1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK. The success was outstanding, so they sold the entire series in a short time. Thus began the success story that continues to this day. Currently, the CMC program includes 150 models, which also includes special racing versions of individual models. Such as the Mercedes-Benz SSKL driven by Hans Stuck in 1930 with a starting number of 10.
Extremely precisely made body with the possibility of opening all six doors
The development of one model takes an average of 18 months. In coordination with the representatives of the CMC company as well as with individual factory museums (BMW, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz...), a decision is made on the choice of the car that will be produced in a scale of 1:18.
All elements of the model are drawn in a special computer CAD program
Then the assembled vehicle is imitated several times with a special 3D scanner and processed in a special computer program. Numerous 3D drawings have been created that are used to make the tools. For one model, seven engineers need about 6 months to complete the entire technical documentation. One CMC model consists of 2000 parts made of leather, brass, wood, copper, rubber, alloy steel and plastic.
MERCEDES-BENZ 600 PULLMAN
This is the latest model that CMC presented for the first time at last year's toy fair, which took place from January 29 to February 2, 2020 in Nuremberg. This extremely beautiful and precisely made model consists of 1230 parts. In March 2019, the first elements were made in China, and as CMC owner Shukao Jia promised collectors, just before the new year, the new 1:18 Mercedes-Benz Pullman was in stores. Now, at the fair, they also presented a version of Landaulet where the canvas roof opens at the back. The V 8-cylinder engine and chassis are also extremely precise. Overall, the model is superbly made in all versions.
Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman-Landaulet, with the possibility of opening the canvas roof
Named "Red Baron", the Mercedes factory made it especially for the American comic book illustrator Charles M. Schulz
The price of the model ranges between 800 and 1000 euros. Depending on performance.
The Mercedes-Benz 600, with the factory designation W100, was officially presented in 1963 at the IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt. Already in the mid-fifties, the development department of the Mercedes factory was thinking about developing a car that would be essential, and they cover the latest technical solutions and interior comfort to satisfy even the most demanding customers. In 1960, the design of the new super Mercedes was completed.
With 12 different prototypes, they did an evil demanding test drive where they tested all the characteristics of the car. Three body designs were made, a four-door sedan for a wheelbase of 3,200 mm with a total length of 5.54 meters, a four- or six-door sedan with a wheelbase of 3,900 mm for a total length of 6.42 meters and a four- or six-door Landolet .
From 1963 to the end of production in 1981, 2677 vehicles were produced. Special custom designs have also been made. That is how, among other things, a Mercedes 600 landeulet was made for Pope Paul VI in white. The car was owned by celebrities such as Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Herbert von Karajan, David Bowie…
With extremely precisely designed individual chassis elements
The body is made of a special aluminum alloy