Louis and Edward Strohacker and C.C. Thompson founded Structo Mfg. Co. in 1908 in Freeport, Illinois. Structo made construction kits (Ready-Built), model car toys and erector sets.

By the end of 1918, Structo launched a new, revolutionary line of 'Auto-Builder Outfits', which included a limited and very impressive selection of cars, trucks and tractors.

Beginning of 1921, these models and a few new models were also being released in a factory assembled 'Ready Built' line.

Structo catalog

Structo Toys managed to survive the Great Depression during the 1930s, and the toys made were sold for $1.25 to $5.00. These toys are quite hard to find and can be expensive.

In 1972, Structo was sold to ERTL Toys.

Updated: 8 December 2021

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Structo value and price guide

What's your Structo worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.

Item Title Date Price
structo scout cub pickup truck original box ertl scout Structo Scout Cub Pickup Truck Original Box Ertl Scout 09/2021 £931.41
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reserved mike p custom structo chevy corvair pickup Reserved Mike P Custom Structo Chevy Corvair Pickup 08/2021 £521.59
rc car carrera structo 90210 porsche 908 4 channels 1 Rc Car Carrera Structo 90210 Porsche 908 4 Channels 1 09/2021 £484.33
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Comments (5)
Keith - August 14, 2020
we have a metal wind up ? truck or tractor green with red wheels, wind up is on front and says structo patent pending cant find a picture that comes close to what it looks like
Tricia - April 22, 2019
I have a Structo Garbage truck which I can not find any information on - it is blue on the bottom and white on the top. The windshield is pressed metal not a clear windshield. Any information someone could provide would be appreciated.Thanks
Also look on this page: Structo Garbage Truck to see if you can find yours.
Matt - November 6, 2018
Hello, I am in search of an a 1950's era toy truck for my father. Here is what I know.... 1950sChristmas Green in color? Flatbed Hauler If anyone has any info or can help in any way it would be appreciated. Thanks, Matt
Try Structo truck or if it doesn't have to be a structo: .