Serbia

Several manufacturers in former Yugoslavia and elsewhere modelled Zastava cars, whose prototypes were built in the Serbian city of Kragujevac. AuroMetal, a company based in Subotica, Serbia, produced a 1/50th scale Zastava Yugo 45 diecast model in the 1980s. The Zastava 750, a Fiat 600 built under license from 1962, was manufactured by the Italian company Progetto K in 1/43rd scale in various versions, based on their Fiat model. A model in the same scale was released by Hongwell Cararama in 2003. Besides the Hongwell logo, the baseplate bears the name of a toy distributor from Slovenia, Hribar & Otroci, and in fact several versions of this model were marketed under the name of Hribar & Otroci in the countries of former Yugoslavia. Hongwell Cararama also made a model of the Zastava 750 in the livery of Slovenian police, distributed in a partwork by Fabbri from Italy. Another Zastava 750 model was reportedly made in the 1970s by the Serbian Glass Factory in Paracin. The Zastava cars Yugo 45 and 101/1100 have been modelled by Ixo/IST Models in 1/43rd scale, the first issues were released in a De Agostini partwork for Poland in early 2010. Handbuilt models of the Zastava 1100 were made by VV Model from Czech Republic in 1/87th scale and by Easter43 from Germany in racing liveries in 1/43th scale. Dražen Bjelic, a Croatian model maker, has released 1/87th scale resin handbuilt models of vehicles from former Yugoslavia, including several Zastava cars. Like in other Eastern European countries, several Yugoslavian toy companies made copies of Western European model cars for the domestic market in the 1970s and 1980s. Many models of this kind were made by Mehanotehnika Izola in Slovenia, but some producers were also based in Serbia, namely MP Sabac which concentrated on copies of 1/24th and 1/43rd scale diecast models by Bburago.

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