Krauss Maffei KML110 Bus 1959 Maroon/Cream by Autocult
The visually pleasing One
after the end of the war, the production of buses ran at full speed at Krauss Maffei.
The vehicle substructure was manufactured in Munich and the entire body was
manufactured by the company “Josef Rathgeber”, which operated generally as a coach
builder for the railway, in the Bavarian capital. For Krauss Maffei AG, the bus
division quickly developed into a well-for-sale sector and the plant continued
to refine the technology with thoroughly innovative solutions. A very big step
in this direction took place from 1952 with the presentation of the new type
called KML 90. The three letters stood for “Krauss Maffei Lightbus”. This bus
marked the fruitful cooperation between the Munich plant, the “Nordwestdeutsche
Fahrzeugbau GmbH”, or short “NWF” in Wilhelmshaven.
the first time, this model abandoned the principle of classic bus design, which
until then had been based on the construction of trucks. This meant that the
sheet metal body was placed on a load-bearing frame. An overall rounded look with
enclosed rear wheels and striking front was the result of this test series – a first-class
resistance value of 0.4 cW showed the technical extra class. The newly chosen
shell design ensured such high rigidity, especially the substructure, that the
roof no longer had the great load bearing capacity as in previous busses. While
in the KML 90 this area was still equipped with four large transparent inserts
on each side of the roof, the plant went even further with the further
development the KML 110. Visually distinguishable this type had two additional large
glass inserts above the driver’s area.
the first half of the 1950s, the two types of light buses were described by
many experts as one of the most elegant buses of the time.
|Krauss Maffei KML110 Bus 1959 Maroon/Cream
|Two-tone Maroon & Cream
Limited edition of 333 pieces.
A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.