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: modelcars.mbeck.ch

Plasticart value and price guide

What's your 'Plasticart' worth? Here are some recently sold items (USA):

Picture Title Date Sold for
Tu 104 1 100 Veb Flugzeug 07/2019 $243.50
Tu 114 1 100 Veb Flugzeug 08/2019 $149.99
Caravelle 1 100 Veb Flugzeug 07/2019 $120.00
Mig 15 1 50 Veb Flugzeug Modellbaukasten 07/2019 $117.50
Veb 1 40 1 50 Flugzeuh Modellbaukasten 06/2019 $116.96
All Original Veb Klm Dc 8 Jet Airliner 08/2019 $115.00

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