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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Schwinn stingray Grape Krate
Schwinn stingray Grape Krate
$265.00 (24 Bids)
Time Remaining: 23h 37m
1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED CAMPUS GREEN FRAME AND CHAIN GUARD NICE
1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED CAMPUS GREEN FRAME AND CHAIN GUARD NICE
$215.00
Time Remaining: 28d 20h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $215.00
Schwinn 1969 Stingray
Schwinn 1969 Stingray
$399.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 58m
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK  CHROME HANDLE BARS COOPER GRIPS GOOSE
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK CHROME HANDLE BARS COOPER GRIPS GOOSE
$160.00
Time Remaining: 28d 14m
Buy It Now for only: $160.00
Schwinn Stingray Krate  ** Original Pea Picker Seat  *** RARE ***
Schwinn Stingray Krate ** Original Pea Picker Seat *** RARE ***
$549.95
Time Remaining: 8d 8h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $549.95
Schwinn Stingray 1965 with Rams Horn handle bars and 3speed Stik Shift
Schwinn Stingray 1965 with Rams Horn handle bars and 3speed Stik Shift
$1,500.00
Time Remaining: 13h 55m
schwinn stingray bicycle Muscle Bike
schwinn stingray bicycle Muscle Bike
$500.00
Time Remaining: 5d 2h 28m
SCHWINN STINGRAY ORANGE PEA LEMON ETC ORIGINAL SPRINGER FRONT FORK ASSEMBLY
SCHWINN STINGRAY ORANGE PEA LEMON ETC ORIGINAL SPRINGER FRONT FORK ASSEMBLY
$171.71
Time Remaining: 11d 18h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $171.71
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY 5 SPEED SMOOTH SHIFTER ASSEMBLY + OVERLOAD DERAILER+ MORE
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY 5 SPEED SMOOTH SHIFTER ASSEMBLY + OVERLOAD DERAILER+ MORE
$275.00
Time Remaining: 28d 11m
Buy It Now for only: $275.00
1970 Schwinn Stingray Apple Krate
1970 Schwinn Stingray Apple Krate
$199.99
Time Remaining: 6d 1h 21m
Schwinn Stingray - 1966 - Coppertone - Frame - Fork - C Guard & Chain - Sprocket
Schwinn Stingray - 1966 - Coppertone - Frame - Fork - C Guard & Chain - Sprocket
$475.00
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 8m
1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK SILVER GLITTER BANANA SEAT VERY VERY NICE L$$K!!!
1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK SILVER GLITTER BANANA SEAT VERY VERY NICE L$$K!!!
$213.75
Time Remaining: 8d 23h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $213.75
Schwinn Stingray Fair Lady      100% ORIGINAL        FREE SHIPPING
Schwinn Stingray Fair Lady 100% ORIGINAL FREE SHIPPING
$345.00
Time Remaining: 29d 20h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $345.00
1999 Schwinn Orange Krate/ Stingray Bike/ Bicycle
1999 Schwinn Orange Krate/ Stingray Bike/ Bicycle
$500.00
Time Remaining: 8d 23h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $500.00
 Schwinn Fairlady Stingray all original  EL544234
Schwinn Fairlady Stingray all original EL544234
$200.00
Time Remaining: 5d 27m
Buy It Now for only: $200.00
Schwinn Stingray Lemon Peeler Krate Original Saddle w/ Reflector  1970-1973
Schwinn Stingray Lemon Peeler Krate Original Saddle w/ Reflector 1970-1973
$200.00
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $260.00
Schwinn Stingray Krate Bike 5 Speed shifter
Schwinn Stingray Krate Bike 5 Speed shifter
$150.00
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 49m
VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY WW  20 X 2.125 GRIPPER SLICK (USA) *NOS*
VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY WW 20 X 2.125 GRIPPER SLICK (USA) *NOS*
$175.00
Time Remaining: 27d 4h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
 1970-73 SCHWINN STINGRAY LEMON PEELER 5 SPEED CHAIN GUARD ORIGINAL NICE L$$K
1970-73 SCHWINN STINGRAY LEMON PEELER 5 SPEED CHAIN GUARD ORIGINAL NICE L$$K
$251.75
Time Remaining: 9d 22h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $251.75
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY DELUXE COOPERTONE FRAME FORK + CHAIN GUARD ORIGINAL PAINT
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY DELUXE COOPERTONE FRAME FORK + CHAIN GUARD ORIGINAL PAINT
$427.50
Time Remaining: 18d 19h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $427.50
1965 SCHWINN STINGRAY DELUXE VIOLET FRAME FORK AND CHAIN GUARD ORIGINAL PAINT
1965 SCHWINN STINGRAY DELUXE VIOLET FRAME FORK AND CHAIN GUARD ORIGINAL PAINT
$450.00
Time Remaining: 9d 20h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $450.00
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE PEA ETC 5 SPEED SMOOTH SHIFTER ASSEMBLY 1 YEAR ONLY
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE PEA ETC 5 SPEED SMOOTH SHIFTER ASSEMBLY 1 YEAR ONLY
$175.00
Time Remaining: 2d 6h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
Schwinn Stingray Lil Tiger
Schwinn Stingray Lil Tiger
$194.00 (27 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 10m
1973 schwinn stingray
1973 schwinn stingray
$161.00
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 19m
SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK SILVER GLITTER BANANA SEAT WITH REFLECTOR TAB NICE !!
SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK SILVER GLITTER BANANA SEAT WITH REFLECTOR TAB NICE !!
$165.75
Time Remaining: 8d 39m
Buy It Now for only: $165.75
1977 schwinn stingray
1977 schwinn stingray
$199.00
Time Remaining: 8h 33m
1968 Schwinn Stingray Orange Krate Original Condition- WILL SHIP.
1968 Schwinn Stingray Orange Krate Original Condition- WILL SHIP.
$2,499.00
Time Remaining: 25d 2h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $2,499.00
Schwinn Jr. Stingray 1970s  Rare Preowned Vintage Rusty
Schwinn Jr. Stingray 1970s Rare Preowned Vintage Rusty
$199.00
Time Remaining: 19d 53m
Buy It Now for only: $199.00
1968 Schwinn Stingray Coppertone Coaster Brake Banana Seat Muscle Bike
1968 Schwinn Stingray Coppertone Coaster Brake Banana Seat Muscle Bike
$270.00 (23 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 6h 34m
Schwinn Stingray Krate
Schwinn Stingray Krate
$600.00
Time Remaining: 4d 2h 43m
Schwinn stingray FASTBACK 1966 original boys 5 speed blue
Schwinn stingray FASTBACK 1966 original boys 5 speed blue
$750.00
Time Remaining: 2d 2h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $975.00
Schwinn Stingray 5 speed vinage bicycle
Schwinn Stingray 5 speed vinage bicycle
$699.00
Time Remaining: 8d 23h 23m
 1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK BICYCLE 5-SPEED BLACK  CHAIN GUARD NICE L$$K
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK BICYCLE 5-SPEED BLACK CHAIN GUARD NICE L$$K
$155.00
Time Remaining: 15d 21h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $155.00
Schwinn Stingray Black Friday Krate 2007 - Green Complete *READ DESCRIPTION
Schwinn Stingray Black Friday Krate 2007 - Green Complete *READ DESCRIPTION
$299.00
Time Remaining: 14d 17h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $299.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY BENDIX 2 SPEED KICKBACK RED 28 HOLE LOTS OF NOS PARTS LOT 1340
SCHWINN STINGRAY BENDIX 2 SPEED KICKBACK RED 28 HOLE LOTS OF NOS PARTS LOT 1340
$229.99
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $229.99
Schwinn Stingray Seat
Schwinn Stingray Seat
$150.00
Time Remaining: 2d 3h 54m
Schwinn Stingray - Nice Original Bike - 1981 - Muscle Bike - Banana Seat
Schwinn Stingray - Nice Original Bike - 1981 - Muscle Bike - Banana Seat
$399.00
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 10m
1970 SCHWINN STINGRAY LEMON PEELER 5 SPEED FRAME WITH CHAIN GUARD ORIGINAL PAINT
1970 SCHWINN STINGRAY LEMON PEELER 5 SPEED FRAME WITH CHAIN GUARD ORIGINAL PAINT
$315.00
Time Remaining: 8d 17h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $315.00
Schwinn Stingray Fastback Chainguard Orange Original Paint & Screening
Schwinn Stingray Fastback Chainguard Orange Original Paint & Screening
$150.00
Time Remaining: 16d 7h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY 1970-1973 FASTBACK KRATE S.Ray 5 SPEED SHIFTER
SCHWINN STINGRAY 1970-1973 FASTBACK KRATE S.Ray 5 SPEED SHIFTER
$190.00
Time Remaining: 3d 1h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $248.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY SHIFTER  1969 CHROME WITH  BOLTS & CLAMP 1YR 5 SPEED
SCHWINN STINGRAY SHIFTER 1969 CHROME WITH BOLTS & CLAMP 1YR 5 SPEED
$155.00
Time Remaining: 24d 6h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $155.00
Vintage Schwinn Stingray  67 Seat
Vintage Schwinn Stingray 67 Seat
$170.00
Time Remaining: 25d 19h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $170.00
Stingray 1970's Schwinn Rear 2 Spd Kickback Yell. 24'' x 1 3/8'' S-5 Wheel Manta
Stingray 1970's Schwinn Rear 2 Spd Kickback Yell. 24'' x 1 3/8'' S-5 Wheel Manta
$224.99
Time Remaining: 28d 23h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $224.99
SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE FASTBACK DELUXE BOW PEDALS
SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE FASTBACK DELUXE BOW PEDALS
$185.00
Time Remaining: 24d 11h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $185.00
Schwinn stingray
Schwinn stingray
$285.00
Time Remaining: 3d 18h 45m
1976 Schwinn Stingray 16” Pixie
1976 Schwinn Stingray 16” Pixie
$275.00
Time Remaining: 15d 22h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $275.00
Schwinn Scrambler BMX Stingray Jan 75
Schwinn Scrambler BMX Stingray Jan 75
$429.99
Time Remaining: 6d 42m
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Fastback!!
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Fastback!!
$1,595.00
Time Remaining: 6d 3h 18m
Schwinn Stingray Fastback Frame and Parts
Schwinn Stingray Fastback Frame and Parts
$150.00
Time Remaining: 6d 23h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
1975 SCHWINN BICENTENNIAL FAIR LADY STINGRAY BANANA SEAT MUSCLE BIKE 1976 USA S7
1975 SCHWINN BICENTENNIAL FAIR LADY STINGRAY BANANA SEAT MUSCLE BIKE 1976 USA S7
$274.95
Time Remaining: 9d 5h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $274.95
1970 SCHWINN STINGRAY COTTON PICKER
1970 SCHWINN STINGRAY COTTON PICKER
$875.00
Time Remaining: 10h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $875.00
Early 1970s Schwinn Stingray Pixie
Early 1970s Schwinn Stingray Pixie
$150.00
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK BOYS BICYCLE APPLE RED Original Survivor
SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK BOYS BICYCLE APPLE RED Original Survivor
$500.00
Time Remaining: 14d 19h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $500.00
1972 73 SCHWINN STINGRAY SUNSET ORANGE KRATE
1972 73 SCHWINN STINGRAY SUNSET ORANGE KRATE
$875.00
Time Remaining: 10h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $875.00
Vintage 1966 Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5 spd. Shifter  Muscle Bike Bicycle
Vintage 1966 Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5 spd. Shifter Muscle Bike Bicycle
$574.99
Time Remaining: 22d 22h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $574.99
2007 BLACK FRIDAY SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE - BLUE
2007 BLACK FRIDAY SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE - BLUE
$229.00
Time Remaining: 22d 1h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $229.00
Schwinn Stingray Chopper Motorcycle Style Bike Black Frame Orange Flames
Schwinn Stingray Chopper Motorcycle Style Bike Black Frame Orange Flames
$499.99
Time Remaining: 24d 3h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $499.99
Schwinn Stingray Frame Forks & Chainguard November 1977
Schwinn Stingray Frame Forks & Chainguard November 1977
$200.00
Time Remaining: 3d 9h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $200.00
SALE! 1979 Schwinn Stingray Frame With Springer Fork Banana Seat Frame Repainted
SALE! 1979 Schwinn Stingray Frame With Springer Fork Banana Seat Frame Repainted
$399.00
Time Remaining: 16d 5h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $399.00
1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED FRAME YELLOW REPAINT
1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED FRAME YELLOW REPAINT
$198.00
Time Remaining: 1d 2h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $198.00
Schwinn 1971 Junior Stingray Vintage Bicycle 20
Schwinn 1971 Junior Stingray Vintage Bicycle 20" Single Speed
$499.00
Time Remaining: 20d 19h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $499.00
VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY, 1977, 5-SPEED MODEL J38-9
VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY, 1977, 5-SPEED MODEL J38-9
$449.95
Time Remaining: 20d 23h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $449.95
20
20" Bike Vintage SCHWINN Stingray Hollywood 1968 !
$399.99
Time Remaining: 18d 2h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $399.99
1964 USA SCHWINN STINGRAY SUPER DELUXE BICYCLE BLUE LOCAL PICKUP ONLY
1964 USA SCHWINN STINGRAY SUPER DELUXE BICYCLE BLUE LOCAL PICKUP ONLY
$3,295.00
Time Remaining: 20d 18h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $3,295.00
Schwinn Stingray Fastback Chain Guard Chrome Orange Original Krate Old Vintage
Schwinn Stingray Fastback Chain Guard Chrome Orange Original Krate Old Vintage
$224.99
Time Remaining: 28d 7h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $224.99
Vintage 1969 Schwinn Deluxe Stingray Bike Original Seat Red
Vintage 1969 Schwinn Deluxe Stingray Bike Original Seat Red
$599.99
Time Remaining: 21d 36m
Buy It Now for only: $599.99
Schwinn StingRay Fair Lady
Schwinn StingRay Fair Lady
$239.95
Time Remaining: 8d 19h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $239.95
Vintage 1960s Original Schwinn Stingray VIOLET GLITTER Mylar Seat Chubby Grips +
Vintage 1960s Original Schwinn Stingray VIOLET GLITTER Mylar Seat Chubby Grips +
$349.95
Time Remaining: 24d 22h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $349.95
Schwinn Stingray; Green Krate model s2998wm REPLICA
Schwinn Stingray; Green Krate model s2998wm REPLICA
$695.00
Time Remaining: 27d 5h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $695.00
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bike Seat
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bike Seat
$200.00
Time Remaining: 13d 23h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $200.00
Schwinn Chicago Stingray Lil’ Chik Used Condition With Two Seats.  Riding.
Schwinn Chicago Stingray Lil’ Chik Used Condition With Two Seats. Riding.
$170.00
Time Remaining: 4d 23h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $170.00
1966 Schwinn SUPER DELUXE Stingray DEEP TUFT Silver Glitter BANANA SEAT Fastback
1966 Schwinn SUPER DELUXE Stingray DEEP TUFT Silver Glitter BANANA SEAT Fastback
$349.95
Time Remaining: 4d 21h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $349.95
Vintage 1973 Yellow Schwinn Junior Stingray Bicycle Bike Frame & Chain
Vintage 1973 Yellow Schwinn Junior Stingray Bicycle Bike Frame & Chain
$169.99
Time Remaining: 9d 23h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $169.99
Schwinn Orange Krate 1970 old School Stingray Stikshift Chopper Muscle Bike 5 sp
Schwinn Orange Krate 1970 old School Stingray Stikshift Chopper Muscle Bike 5 sp
$1,905.00
Time Remaining: 6d 20h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $1,905.00
1960s Vintage Mattel Vroom Bicycle Springer Chopper Schwinn Stingray Rat Rod BMX
1960s Vintage Mattel Vroom Bicycle Springer Chopper Schwinn Stingray Rat Rod BMX
$269.99
Time Remaining: 7d 18h
Buy It Now for only: $269.99
Vintage 1966 1967 1968 Schwinn FASTBACK Stingray LEOPARD Seat, Grips
Vintage 1966 1967 1968 Schwinn FASTBACK Stingray LEOPARD Seat, Grips
$249.95
Time Remaining: 23h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $249.95
Vintage 1968 Schwinn Starlet III girls bike bicycle s-7 ( stingray krate )
Vintage 1968 Schwinn Starlet III girls bike bicycle s-7 ( stingray krate )
$299.99
Time Remaining: 27d 19h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $299.99
Schwinn classic bicycle 1969 5 speed Stingray
Schwinn classic bicycle 1969 5 speed Stingray
$729.00
Time Remaining: 26d 17h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $729.00
1970 Schwinn Apple Krate Old School Stingray Stikshift Chopper Muscle Bike 5 spd
1970 Schwinn Apple Krate Old School Stingray Stikshift Chopper Muscle Bike 5 spd
$2,300.00
Time Remaining: 24d 5h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $2,300.00
20
20" Stingray Bike Stick Shifter WHEELS 3 Speed Hub Tires Vintage Schwinn Bicycle
$469.99
Time Remaining: 28d 3h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $469.99

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...

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHgmLlMy22Q

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