Vintage Schwinn Stingray

Vintage Schwinn Stingray

 

This  vintage Schwinn Stingray bicycle is complete with all original parts and paint and still in excellent condition. We rescued it (along with a Schwinn Stingray Fair Lady) from a barn and spent many, many hours cleaning and detailing it back to great shape. After all was done, the most significant cosmetic damage was a series of scratches down the left side of the sissy bar. The original Schwinn Stingray tires were tested (rode it around the neighborhood), but there was some crackling from dryrot on the walls. The sparkling blue banana seat had two tiny pinhole nicks in the lower right side, otherwise in perfect condition. There was virtually no rust on this Schwinn Sting Ray bike and it looked absolutely amazing after 33+ years of terrible storage conditions. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see more pics. The beautiful sparkle blue mid-70s vintage Schwinn Stingray got an opening bid of $300 exactly 23 minutes after it was listed.It sold to a very happy individual for about $400.00. Below are more fine examples of this highly-sought-after American Classic.

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1969 Schwinn Stingray De Luxe 3 speed with stik shift /   re paint
1969 Schwinn Stingray De Luxe 3 speed with stik shift / re paint
$569.99
Time Remaining: 5h 12m
Schwinn Stingray TURN SIGNAL
Schwinn Stingray TURN SIGNAL
$150.00
Time Remaining: 16d 19h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
1966 Schwinn Stingray Fastback
1966 Schwinn Stingray Fastback "SURVIVOR" 5 SPEED STIK SHIFT / 1ST YEAR/ SPRINT
$699.99
Time Remaining: 5h 13m
ORIGINAL 1970 SCHWINN STINGRAY PEA PICKER GHOST KRATE PEELER,
ORIGINAL 1970 SCHWINN STINGRAY PEA PICKER GHOST KRATE PEELER,
$1,450.00
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $1,450.00
1969 Schwinn Fastback Bicycle Stingray Kool Lemon Stick Shift Banana
1969 Schwinn Fastback Bicycle Stingray Kool Lemon Stick Shift Banana
$499.99
Time Remaining: 21h 58m
1970 Schwinn Fair Lady Stingray Bicycle Banana Purple
1970 Schwinn Fair Lady Stingray Bicycle Banana Purple
$169.99
Time Remaining: 23h 52m
1966 Schwinn Stingray DeLuxe Sky Blue ORIGINAL
1966 Schwinn Stingray DeLuxe Sky Blue ORIGINAL
$400.00
Time Remaining: 29d 3h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $400.00
1969 Schwinn Fastback Stingray Bicycle Stick Shift Campus Green Original
1969 Schwinn Fastback Stingray Bicycle Stick Shift Campus Green Original
$799.99
Time Remaining: 1d 23h 52m
(2) Schwinn Stik Shift 5 Speed Shifter's Fits Stingray Fastback Manta Ray
(2) Schwinn Stik Shift 5 Speed Shifter's Fits Stingray Fastback Manta Ray
$249.99
Time Remaining: 2d 57m
 Schwinn Lemon Peeler Krate Stingray1970 All Original Parts Re-Stored
Schwinn Lemon Peeler Krate Stingray1970 All Original Parts Re-Stored
$2,595.00
Time Remaining: 5d 23h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $2,595.00
1980 Unrestored Schwinn Stingray Bicycle
1980 Unrestored Schwinn Stingray Bicycle
$175.00
Time Remaining: 2d 13h 13m
Schwinn FANTASY Stingray 5 speed Midget Runabout 1968 Bicycle Muscle Bike
Schwinn FANTASY Stingray 5 speed Midget Runabout 1968 Bicycle Muscle Bike
$235.00
Time Remaining: 3d 4h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $235.00
1968 SCHWINN FASTBACK STINGRAY 5-SPEED MUSCLE BIKE VINTAGE STIK SHIFT BICYCLE!
1968 SCHWINN FASTBACK STINGRAY 5-SPEED MUSCLE BIKE VINTAGE STIK SHIFT BICYCLE!
$340.00 (18 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 46m
Schwinn Stingray-Krate-Vintage Bikes
Schwinn Stingray-Krate-Vintage Bikes
$200.00 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 26m
WOW!! 1971 Vintage Original Schwinn Apple Krate Stingray Bike Bicycle Cycling 71
WOW!! 1971 Vintage Original Schwinn Apple Krate Stingray Bike Bicycle Cycling 71
$1,992.94
Time Remaining: 23h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $1,992.94
Unrestored Original 1965 SCHWINN SUPER DELUXE STINGRAY Bicycle Muscle Bike Krate
Unrestored Original 1965 SCHWINN SUPER DELUXE STINGRAY Bicycle Muscle Bike Krate
$380.00 (14 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 35m
Schwinn Stingray-Krate-Vintage Bikes
Schwinn Stingray-Krate-Vintage Bikes
$202.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 42m
Vtg. 1970 Original SCHWINN COTTON PICKER Stingray KRATE RESTORED Bicycle Bike
Vtg. 1970 Original SCHWINN COTTON PICKER Stingray KRATE RESTORED Bicycle Bike
$2,000.00
Time Remaining: 8d 22h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $2,000.00
Schwinn Stingray-Krate-Vintage Bikes
Schwinn Stingray-Krate-Vintage Bikes
$150.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 58m
SCHWINN STINGRAY CHOPPER BICYCLE
SCHWINN STINGRAY CHOPPER BICYCLE
$649.99
Time Remaining: 19d 22h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $649.99
Schwinn Stingray-Krate-Vintage Bikes
Schwinn Stingray-Krate-Vintage Bikes
$200.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 3h 14m
1970 Schwinn Orange Krate Stingray
1970 Schwinn Orange Krate Stingray
$1,025.00 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 14h 54m
rare vintage 1966 coppertone schwinn deluxe 2 speed kick back stingray complete
rare vintage 1966 coppertone schwinn deluxe 2 speed kick back stingray complete
$824.99
Time Remaining: 29d 23h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $824.99
vintage schwinn girl's 3 speed bicentennial stingray with extras
vintage schwinn girl's 3 speed bicentennial stingray with extras
$172.50 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 53m
Schwinn Stingray boy's 20 inch bicycle
Schwinn Stingray boy's 20 inch bicycle
$399.00
Time Remaining: 3d 23h 7m
1971 Schwinn Stingray Grey Ghost Original Restored
1971 Schwinn Stingray Grey Ghost Original Restored
$1,975.00
Time Remaining: 28d 3h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $1,975.00
ORIGINAL 1971 SCHWINN GREY GHOST 5 SPEED KRATE STINGRAY BICYCLE SERIAL# JG077872
ORIGINAL 1971 SCHWINN GREY GHOST 5 SPEED KRATE STINGRAY BICYCLE SERIAL# JG077872
$808.00 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 3h 36m
Schwinn Stingray-Krate-Vintage Bikes
Schwinn Stingray-Krate-Vintage Bikes
$175.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 16h 4m
Schwinn Stingray Orange County Chopper  20
Schwinn Stingray Orange County Chopper 20" Cruiser Bike Bicycle Green
$199.00
Time Remaining: 1d 18h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $199.00
Schwinn Stingray Crate bike
Schwinn Stingray Crate bike
$169.99
Time Remaining: 5d 23h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $250.00
1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY APPLE KRATE 5 SPEED FRAME AND HEADBADGE NICE SHAPE L$$K!!
1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY APPLE KRATE 5 SPEED FRAME AND HEADBADGE NICE SHAPE L$$K!!
$165.00
Time Remaining: 27d 16h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $165.00
Schwinn stingray
Schwinn stingray
$600.00
Time Remaining: 6d 14h 55m
Banana seat Schwinn
Banana seat Schwinn "FASTBACK" TUFTED Original Stingray oem Super Deluxe 1965 66
$225.00
Time Remaining: 6d 15h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $295.00
Schwinn Orange County Chopper Stingray Bicycle - Black/Chrome
Schwinn Orange County Chopper Stingray Bicycle - Black/Chrome
$225.00
Time Remaining: 29d 7h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $225.00
Schwinn Stingray Deluxe
Schwinn Stingray Deluxe
$435.00
Time Remaining: 16h 35m
NOS Schwinn Ghost (Stingray, krate) 20″ Muscle Bike Bicycle ~Banana Seat Cruiser
NOS Schwinn Ghost (Stingray, krate) 20″ Muscle Bike Bicycle ~Banana Seat Cruiser
$560.00
Time Remaining: 18h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $800.00
1973 Schwinn Stingray Krate LEMON PEELER rear disc
1973 Schwinn Stingray Krate LEMON PEELER rear disc
$1,850.00
Time Remaining: 29d 20h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $1,850.00
Banana seat Tufted gold glitter Schwinn Fastback 1966 Super deluxe 1965 Stingray
Banana seat Tufted gold glitter Schwinn Fastback 1966 Super deluxe 1965 Stingray
$225.00
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
Schwinn Orange County Chopper Gray Stingray Bicycle Extended Fork
Schwinn Orange County Chopper Gray Stingray Bicycle Extended Fork
$399.00
Time Remaining: 21d 3h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $399.00
Derby Muscle Bike - Banana Seat - Schwinn Stingray Style -
Derby Muscle Bike - Banana Seat - Schwinn Stingray Style -
$225.00
Time Remaining: 2d 6h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $295.00

Vintage Original FLAMBOYANT RED 1976 SCHWINN J-38 STINGRAY 20
Vintage Original FLAMBOYANT RED 1976 SCHWINN J-38 STINGRAY 20" Bike S-2 S-7 NICE
$649.00
Time Remaining: 29d 22h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $649.00
Schwinn Stingray 1964 Violet 1 speed April 64 sting-ray
Schwinn Stingray 1964 Violet 1 speed April 64 sting-ray
$600.00
Time Remaining: 5h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $900.00
WOW!! 1971 Vintage Original Schwinn Apple Krate Stingray Bike Bicycle Cycling 71
WOW!! 1971 Vintage Original Schwinn Apple Krate Stingray Bike Bicycle Cycling 71
$1,992.94
Time Remaining: 23h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $1,992.94
1964 Schwinn Stingray Unstamped Handlebars
1964 Schwinn Stingray Unstamped Handlebars
$150.00
Time Remaining: 29d 4h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
Early 1963 Schwinn Stingray Uncrimped Sissybar
Early 1963 Schwinn Stingray Uncrimped Sissybar
$189.00
Time Remaining: 29d 4h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $189.00
Schwinn Stingray Blue 1965 February 2 speed kickback sting-ray
Schwinn Stingray Blue 1965 February 2 speed kickback sting-ray
$500.00
Time Remaining: 5h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $750.00
Schwinn Stingray 1964-65 Hi-Loop Sissybar
Schwinn Stingray 1964-65 Hi-Loop Sissybar
$165.00
Time Remaining: 29d 4h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $165.00
SCHWINN BICENTENNIAL STINGRAY BANANA SEAT KRATE ORANGE GRAPE APPLE
SCHWINN BICENTENNIAL STINGRAY BANANA SEAT KRATE ORANGE GRAPE APPLE
$175.00
Time Remaining: 26d 21h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
1964 Schwinn Lime Green Stingray Deluxe
1964 Schwinn Lime Green Stingray Deluxe
$1,200.00
Time Remaining: 28d 4h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $1,200.00
schwinn Stingray Krate disc brake
schwinn Stingray Krate disc brake
$300.00
Time Remaining: 2d 16h 41m
Schwinn Stingray Fastback Super Deluxe Silver Glow Deep Tuffed Banana Seat
Schwinn Stingray Fastback Super Deluxe Silver Glow Deep Tuffed Banana Seat
$180.00
Time Remaining: 25d 20h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $180.00
Vintage PERSONS 1964 Schwinn DELUXE Stingray DEEP TUFTED White SOLO POLO SEAT
Vintage PERSONS 1964 Schwinn DELUXE Stingray DEEP TUFTED White SOLO POLO SEAT
$499.99
Time Remaining: 27d 4h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $499.99
SCHWINN BICYCLE VINTAGE ORIGINAL PAINT 1971 GRAY GHOST STINGRAY KRATE
SCHWINN BICYCLE VINTAGE ORIGINAL PAINT 1971 GRAY GHOST STINGRAY KRATE "NICE"
$3,500.00
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $3,500.00
1968 SCHWINN FASTBACK STINGRAY 5-SPEED MUSCLE BIKE VINTAGE STIK SHIFT BICYCLE!
1968 SCHWINN FASTBACK STINGRAY 5-SPEED MUSCLE BIKE VINTAGE STIK SHIFT BICYCLE!
$340.00 (18 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 46m
Schwinn Bicycle  Stingray OC Chopper Bike Orange County
Schwinn Bicycle Stingray OC Chopper Bike Orange County
$399.00
Time Remaining: 18h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $399.00
Vintage 1959 SCHWINN J-40 Juvenile 20
Vintage 1959 SCHWINN J-40 Juvenile 20" Bike VIOLET Pre 1963 1/2 Stingray RAT ROD
$499.00
Time Remaining: 23d 19h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $499.00
1967 SCHWINN TYPHOON Black Stingray 20' x 1 3/4 s-7 rims Kids bike very original
1967 SCHWINN TYPHOON Black Stingray 20' x 1 3/4 s-7 rims Kids bike very original
$499.00
Time Remaining: 5d 2h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $499.00
Schwinn Stingray-Krate-Vintage Bikes
Schwinn Stingray-Krate-Vintage Bikes
$200.00 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 26m
schwinn stingray orange county chopper
schwinn stingray orange county chopper
$175.00
Time Remaining: 26d 20h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED SILVER GLITTER DEEP TUFTED SEAT VERY NICE
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED SILVER GLITTER DEEP TUFTED SEAT VERY NICE
$185.00
Time Remaining: 23d 21h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $185.00
RARE Vintage 1964 1965 20
RARE Vintage 1964 1965 20" Schwinn SUPER DELUXE Stingray DEEP TUFTED Banana Seat
$399.99
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $399.99
Schwinn Stingray-Krate-Vintage Bikes
Schwinn Stingray-Krate-Vintage Bikes
$202.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 42m
1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY LEMON PEELER PEA APPLE SPRINGER FRONT FORK ASSEMBLY L$$K!!
1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY LEMON PEELER PEA APPLE SPRINGER FRONT FORK ASSEMBLY L$$K!!
$165.00
Time Remaining: 12d 19h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $165.00
Schwinn Stingray Orange County Choppers Chopper Green 20
Schwinn Stingray Orange County Choppers Chopper Green 20" Bicycle Complete Bike
$250.00
Time Remaining: 16d 1h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $250.00
Vintage Schwinn Stingray 5 Speed Stick Shift,all Original
Vintage Schwinn Stingray 5 Speed Stick Shift,all Original
$999.00
Time Remaining: 24d 20h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $999.00
Schwinn Stingray-Krate-Vintage Bikes
Schwinn Stingray-Krate-Vintage Bikes
$150.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 58m
BMX BANANA SEAT BLACK STINGRAY MAG SCRAMBLER MONO SHOCK VINTAGE POLO SCHWINN
BMX BANANA SEAT BLACK STINGRAY MAG SCRAMBLER MONO SHOCK VINTAGE POLO SCHWINN
$150.00
Time Remaining: 7d 17h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
SCHWINN FRITZ FIFTY STINGRAY
SCHWINN FRITZ FIFTY STINGRAY
$500.00
Time Remaining: 29d 22h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $500.00
Vintage 1978 Schwinn 5 Speed Stingray RED GLITTER Persons USA Banana Seat SWEET
Vintage 1978 Schwinn 5 Speed Stingray RED GLITTER Persons USA Banana Seat SWEET
$199.95
Time Remaining: 24d 20h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $199.95
Schwinn Stingray-Krate-Vintage Bikes
Schwinn Stingray-Krate-Vintage Bikes
$200.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 3h 14m
Vintage PERSONS 1963-1964 SCHWINN STINGRAY Seat SOLO POLO Saddle SILVER GLITTER
Vintage PERSONS 1963-1964 SCHWINN STINGRAY Seat SOLO POLO Saddle SILVER GLITTER
$179.95
Time Remaining: 11d 18h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $179.95
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED VIOLET  FRAME FORK AND CHAINGUARD L$$K!!!
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED VIOLET FRAME FORK AND CHAINGUARD L$$K!!!
$175.00
Time Remaining: 21d 4h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
1963 SCHWINN Stingray FRAME Shorty J3 date Deluxe Model *ratrod*restore*project
1963 SCHWINN Stingray FRAME Shorty J3 date Deluxe Model *ratrod*restore*project
$229.00
Time Remaining: 4h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $229.00
Schwinn Krate Disc Brake.Lemon Peeler Stingray springer fork muscle bike atom 20
Schwinn Krate Disc Brake.Lemon Peeler Stingray springer fork muscle bike atom 20
$1,380.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 3h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $3,295.00
11 Years of MINT Schwinn Catalogs 1968-1978 Paramount Stingray Continental
11 Years of MINT Schwinn Catalogs 1968-1978 Paramount Stingray Continental
$205.00
Time Remaining: 10d 1h
Buy It Now for only: $205.00
Schwinn Grey Ghost Stingray 5 Speed Krate Bicycle Muscle Bike ReallyNICE
Schwinn Grey Ghost Stingray 5 Speed Krate Bicycle Muscle Bike ReallyNICE
$950.00
Time Remaining: 11d 5h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $950.00
1980 Schwinn Stingray 20
1980 Schwinn Stingray 20" Bicycle MR564000
$695.00
Time Remaining: 28d 21h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $695.00
 Vintage 1960s 1970s AMF Roadmaster Hi Rise FLAME OUT Bike Schwinn Stingray Copy
Vintage 1960s 1970s AMF Roadmaster Hi Rise FLAME OUT Bike Schwinn Stingray Copy
$499.00
Time Remaining: 5d 3h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $499.00
Schwinn Stingray-Krate-Vintage Bikes
Schwinn Stingray-Krate-Vintage Bikes
$175.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 16h 4m
VINTAGE SCHWINN QUICK DRYING ENAMEL PAINT STINGRAY- FASTBACK - C RED BICYCLE
VINTAGE SCHWINN QUICK DRYING ENAMEL PAINT STINGRAY- FASTBACK - C RED BICYCLE
$199.99
Time Remaining: 15d 19m
Buy It Now for only: $199.99

The Vintage Schwinn Stingray!

vintage schwinn stingrayThe classic vintage Schwinn Stingray we have loved for decades was designed in 1962 by Schwinn's designer Al Fritz. Originally known as Project J-38 (sounds like something out of a James Bond movie), Fritz was inspired to design this now iconic two wheeler after witnessing a California youth subculture trend of customizing bicycles with motorcycle parts. The result was the first Schwinn Stingray, a wild and radical new design in kids' bikes, with huge high rise ape hanger handlebars, long low rider banana seat, shiny chrome accents and, probably the most important innovation to the bicycle as we know it today...the 20 inch wheel. vintage schwinn stingray chain guardA precursor to the BMX bikes kids (and us adults!) still love today, the Schwinn Stingray got a conspicuously slow start in the U.S. marketplace. Imagine being a parent in 1962, in a time when Little Richard and Chuck Berry were still believed to cause riots and civil disobedience! Imagine the horror when your kid asks for this ominous and dangerous looking ride over a 24 inch one-speed cruiser! Will they break their neck? What will the neighbors say? Fortunately, all it took was a few families to succumb to their childrens' wishes, and as soon as the Stingray began hitting the streets, kids across America demanded no substitutes. Within a few years, multiple bike manufacturers, both foreign and domestic, were designing and building their own versions of the Schwinn Stingray!

vintage schwinn stingray banana seatThe vintage Schwinn Stingray can be seen throughout 1960s and 1970s popular culture, print, comics, cartoons, and movies. Schwinn Stingrays are prominently featured, and ridden by a teenage Matt Dillon, in 1979's Over the Edge, the ultimate teen angst film.

The vintage Schwinn Stingray is a highly sought after bicycle. Stingray parts alone can be very desireable. For instance, a good working front hub brake from a Krate Stingray can sell for as much as a complete bicycle, and many people choose to build their vintage Schwinn Stingray from scratch.

 

Let's start the debate over if you should buy a vintage Schwinn Stingray bike or should you buy a new Schwinn? This are difficult questions to figure out this holiday season. To make things easier, let's let these candidates give us a quick opening statement. The Great Schwinn Debate Starts Here...

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