This year marks the 25th anniversary of CMC - production of its high-end scale models in began 1995.
This success story began with a specialist dealer of scale autos in Stuttgart. Herbert Nickerl, an engineer by profession who was also a keen enthusiast for classic automobiles, and Shuxiao Jia, who came to study management in Germany as a dispatch of the CITIC , jointly ran the business from 1985 onwards, expanding it into a retail-wholesale agent by becoming a general importer of two brands of model cars manufactured in China.
To mark the 25th anniversary of CMC Classic Model Cars, two CMC-made Mercedes-Benz models will be released in addition to a CMC-made Ferrari scale model. One of the anniversary models is the original "Black Prince", which will be rendered in 1/18 scale instead of its original release in 1/24 and assembled from more than 1,300 components.
A second anniversary model will be the CMC Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman, together with its exquisite variants, including the landaulet versions with soft tops, which are the icons of the 1960s and 1970s in terms of automotive perfection and luxury. The CMC Pullman models are also made from in excess of 1,200 individual parts.
Finally, in a limited edition of 300 only, a hand-gilded CMC Ferrari replica will conclude the anniversary programme - the CMC Ferrari 275 GTB/C racing car from 1966, lavishly coated with 14-carat gold leaf, and sealed with clear lacquer.