They aren't DDR style, but they are old German style. I know it is not legal at all, but I'm going to run them on my car anyway......I finally got my car registered and titled here in the U.S. and Texas and when my plates were issued I just decided I didn't want to drill new holes. Besides, the car looks better with Euro plates anyway. So what I did was I took my Texas issued tag number and had them put onto Euro plates. Check it out.