GDR toys

In the 1960s several manufacturers in the GDR started producing 1/30th scale friction-powered plastic model cars. One of these manufacturers, GEVO, released models of the Skoda Octavia and the Wartburg 353. Other Skoda models and a 1965 Opel Rekord coupé followed.

After the nationalisation of the GDR toy industry in the early 1970s the models were made by the state-owned enterprise Plasticart in Zschopau until 1989. In addition to the Eastern European cars and the Opel Rekord, a model of the Ferrari 330 GTC was introduced in the Plasticart range in 1980. The former Espewe models in 1/87th scale, which were produced in Annaberg-Buchholz, were also marketed under the Plasticart name in the 1980s. Source:

Plasticart value and price guide

What's your Plasticart worth? Here are some recently sold items.

Picture Title Date Price
orig ddr plasticart flywheel auto truck tipper Orig Ddr Plasticart Flywheel Auto Truck Tipper... 06/2021 £115.72
nos wartburg model ddr veb platicart zschopau Nos Wartburg Model Ddr Veb Platicart Zschopau... 06/2021 £68.57
veb plasticart ilyushin il 18 1 100 scale Veb Plasticart Ilyushin Il 18 1 100 Scale... 07/2021 £67.05
veb plasticart vostok 3ka 1970s east german kit 1 Veb Plasticart Vostok 3ka 1970s East German Kit 1... 05/2021 £48.40
berlin baerlin berlin bear blue kunststoffigur Berlin Baerlin Berlin Bear Blue Kunststoffigur... 06/2021 £56.58
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