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 (UK):

Item Title Date sold Price
Planes Helicopter Plastic Plastic Models May 2019 £ 123,59
Plasticart 1 100 Russian Tu 114 May 2019 £ 99,99
Big Job Of Ho Plasticart Modelle Apr 2019 £ 84,99
Veb Plasticart 1 100 Ilyushin Il 18 Mar 2019 £ 64,68
Veb Plasticart 1 100 Antonov An 12 Mar 2019 £ 51,51
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