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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1970-1973 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK KRATE PEA ETC  5 SPEED SHIFTER ASSEMBLY L$$K
1970-1973 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK KRATE PEA ETC 5 SPEED SHIFTER ASSEMBLY L$$K
$152.75
Time Remaining: 29d 15h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $152.75
SCHWINN STINGRAY APPLE LEMON ETC ORIGINAL SPRINGER FRONT FORK ASSEMBLY RECHROMED
SCHWINN STINGRAY APPLE LEMON ETC ORIGINAL SPRINGER FRONT FORK ASSEMBLY RECHROMED
$300.00
Time Remaining: 29d 14h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
Schwinn Stingray 1964 Complete Frame Set ORIGINAL PAINT.
Schwinn Stingray 1964 Complete Frame Set ORIGINAL PAINT.
$202.00 (16 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6d 21h 50m
1969-1973 SCHWINN STINGRAY APPLE KRATE  5 SPEED  BANANA SEAT WITH REFLECTOR TAB
1969-1973 SCHWINN STINGRAY APPLE KRATE 5 SPEED BANANA SEAT WITH REFLECTOR TAB
$250.00
Time Remaining: 28d 23h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $250.00
Schwinn Stingray Fastback Krate Shifter
Schwinn Stingray Fastback Krate Shifter
$320.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 4h 36m
1969 SCHWINN STINGRAY APPLE KRATE 5 SPEED FRAME WITH CHAIN GUARD VERY NICE L$$K
1969 SCHWINN STINGRAY APPLE KRATE 5 SPEED FRAME WITH CHAIN GUARD VERY NICE L$$K
$550.00
Time Remaining: 29d 16h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $550.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK RAMS HORN  5 SPEED CHROME HANDLE BARS VERY NICE L$$K
SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK RAMS HORN 5 SPEED CHROME HANDLE BARS VERY NICE L$$K
$200.00
Time Remaining: 29d 13h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $200.00
68 Schwinn Orange-Krate Stingray 
68 Schwinn Orange-Krate Stingray 
$510.00 (60 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 20h 6m
SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK BICYCLE  ***SUNSET ORANGE ***  1974
SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK BICYCLE  ***SUNSET ORANGE ***  1974
$325.00
Time Remaining: 8d 16h 31m
Vintage Schwinn Stingray
Vintage Schwinn Stingray
$299.00
Time Remaining: 23d 16h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $299.00
1966 VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY MUSCLE BIKE
1966 VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY MUSCLE BIKE
$350.00
Time Remaining: 3d 45m
1999 SCHWINN ORANGE KRATE Bicycle - like Stingray Super Deluxe Apple Lemon Pea
1999 SCHWINN ORANGE KRATE Bicycle - like Stingray Super Deluxe Apple Lemon Pea
$400.00
Time Remaining: 6d 23h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $550.00
68-73 Vintage Schwinn Stingray Krate Five Speed Atom Drum Brake Wheel S7 16”
68-73 Vintage Schwinn Stingray Krate Five Speed Atom Drum Brake Wheel S7 16”
$271.55 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 43m
1971  schwinn stingray Krate Lemon Peeler
1971  schwinn stingray Krate Lemon Peeler
$2,150.00
Time Remaining: 4d 14h 58m
Schwinn Stingray Spoiler Edition Adult Size Bicycle Must See!!! Rare!!!
Schwinn Stingray Spoiler Edition Adult Size Bicycle Must See!!! Rare!!!
$495.00 (31 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 38m
Schwinn Stingray Black Friday Krate 2007 - Green Complete *READ DESCRIPTION
Schwinn Stingray Black Friday Krate 2007 - Green Complete *READ DESCRIPTION
$249.00
Time Remaining: 7d 15h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $249.00
Schwinn Lil Stingray Tricycle
Schwinn Lil Stingray Tricycle
$195.00
Time Remaining: 20d 7h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $195.00
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
$185.00
Time Remaining: 13d 17h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $185.00
Schwinn Stingray 5 speed vinage bicycle
Schwinn Stingray 5 speed vinage bicycle
$599.99
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 20m
SCHWINN GREY GHOST STINGRAY BICYCLE
SCHWINN GREY GHOST STINGRAY BICYCLE
$500.00
Time Remaining: 6d 16h 23m
Schwinn stingray 1970s
Schwinn stingray 1970s
$250.00
Time Remaining: 18h 25m
1970's vintage bicycle schwinn stingray 3 spd shift muscle firebolt xr 3 20
1970's vintage bicycle schwinn stingray 3 spd shift muscle firebolt xr 3 20" OG
$599.99
Time Remaining: 29d 2h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $599.99
Vintage Roadmaster Bicycle Schwinn Stingray
Vintage Roadmaster Bicycle Schwinn Stingray
$150.00
Time Remaining: 20d 21h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
SCHWINN 1970 Fastback Sting-ray  Bicycle Vintage Original Stingray Yellow
SCHWINN 1970 Fastback Sting-ray Bicycle Vintage Original Stingray Yellow
$401.00
Time Remaining: 6d 1h 15m

"Schwinn" Stingray Single Speed Grey Ghost Bicycle - Select Series
$499.99
Time Remaining: 19d 1h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $499.99
SCHWINN STINGRAY 5-SPEED GREY GHOST MUSCLE BIKE 2005
SCHWINN STINGRAY 5-SPEED GREY GHOST MUSCLE BIKE 2005
$700.00
Time Remaining: 14d 20h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $700.00
1969 Schwinn Stingray Bicycle Boy's Blue All Original 1-Speed
1969 Schwinn Stingray Bicycle Boy's Blue All Original 1-Speed
$450.00
Time Remaining: 2d 16h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $450.00
1966 Sky Blue Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5 Speed Stick Shift Original- PICK UP
1966 Sky Blue Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5 Speed Stick Shift Original- PICK UP
$519.99
Time Remaining: 20d 16h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $519.99
SCHWINN STINGRAY CHOPPER MOTOR BIKE CONVERSION
SCHWINN STINGRAY CHOPPER MOTOR BIKE CONVERSION
$300.00
Time Remaining: 22d 18h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
Schwinn Stingray ‘Bicycle
Schwinn Stingray ‘Bicycle
$249.00
Time Remaining: 3d 13h 43m
SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK BICYCLE  ***SUNSET ORANGE ***  1973
SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK BICYCLE  ***SUNSET ORANGE ***  1973
$1,499.99
Time Remaining: 6d 2h 40m
Schwinn stingray ram's horn fastback handle bars
Schwinn stingray ram's horn fastback handle bars
$150.00
Time Remaining: 19d 19h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
1970 Schwinn Stingray Fair Lady -REALLY NICE ORIGINAL Muscle Bike Green
1970 Schwinn Stingray Fair Lady -REALLY NICE ORIGINAL Muscle Bike Green
$350.00
Time Remaining: 18d 3h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $350.00
1970 Schwinn Stingray Cotton Picker 5 Speed Boys Muscle Bike NICE
1970 Schwinn Stingray Cotton Picker 5 Speed Boys Muscle Bike NICE
$1,999.98
Time Remaining: 18d 21h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $1,999.98
1965 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe 3 Speed
1965 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe 3 Speed
$649.99
Time Remaining: 2d 23h
Vintage 1971 Schwinn Lemon Peeler Stingray 5 Speed Stik-Shift Atom Drum Restore
Vintage 1971 Schwinn Lemon Peeler Stingray 5 Speed Stik-Shift Atom Drum Restore
$2,200.00
Time Remaining: 19d 13h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $2,200.00
Pearsons Huffy Rail Schwinn Stingray Muscle Bike silver Banana Seat - NOS
Pearsons Huffy Rail Schwinn Stingray Muscle Bike silver Banana Seat - NOS
$150.00
Time Remaining: 25d 2h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
1960's Schwinn Stingray Frame, Fork, Bars, Seat, Stem, Grips Crank
1960's Schwinn Stingray Frame, Fork, Bars, Seat, Stem, Grips Crank
$179.99
Time Remaining: 8d 21h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $179.99
Vintage schwinn stingray krate bicycle checkerboard mirror.
Vintage schwinn stingray krate bicycle checkerboard mirror.
$500.00
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 51m
1970 schwinn stingray apple krate
1970 schwinn stingray apple krate
$1,550.00
Time Remaining: 24d 12h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $1,550.00

1966 Schwinn Stingray DeLuxe
1966 Schwinn Stingray DeLuxe
$850.00
Time Remaining: 22d 22h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $850.00
1964 64 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe N4 serial super rare vintage Krate sting-ray 65
1964 64 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe N4 serial super rare vintage Krate sting-ray 65
$650.00
Time Remaining: 6d 2h 15m
SCHWINN STINGRAY BALL PUMKIN HEAD LIGHT PART # 05712 ORIGINAL
SCHWINN STINGRAY BALL PUMKIN HEAD LIGHT PART # 05712 ORIGINAL
$185.00
Time Remaining: 28d 20h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $185.00
2007 BLACK FRIDAY SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE - BLUE
2007 BLACK FRIDAY SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE - BLUE
$229.00
Time Remaining: 14d 22h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $229.00
** VINTAGE 1976 SCHWINN STINGRAY BICYCLE ANTIQUE OLD BIKE **
** VINTAGE 1976 SCHWINN STINGRAY BICYCLE ANTIQUE OLD BIKE **
$350.00
Time Remaining: 3d 7h 22m
Early 1963-1964 Schwinn Stingray Persons Solo Polo Seat Muscle Bike
Early 1963-1964 Schwinn Stingray Persons Solo Polo Seat Muscle Bike
$200.00
Time Remaining: 13d 3h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $200.00
1971 Schwinn Stingray Apple Krate
1971 Schwinn Stingray Apple Krate "Barn Find" original unrestored condition
$1,400.00
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $1,400.00
Early 1970s Schwinn Stingray Pixie
Early 1970s Schwinn Stingray Pixie
$150.00
Time Remaining: 24d 17h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
1968 Schwinn Stingray Apple Krate
1968 Schwinn Stingray Apple Krate "Barn Find" original unrestored condition
$1,800.00
Time Remaining: 3d 19h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $2,400.00
Schwinn Stingray O.C. chopper motorized bicycle
Schwinn Stingray O.C. chopper motorized bicycle
$695.00
Time Remaining: 28d 5h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $695.00
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
$2,149.00
Time Remaining: 29d 17h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $2,149.00
SALE! 1979 Schwinn Stingray Frame With Springer Fork Banana Seat Frame Repainted
SALE! 1979 Schwinn Stingray Frame With Springer Fork Banana Seat Frame Repainted
$699.00
Time Remaining: 9d 2h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $699.00
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: 21d 4h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $224.99
Schwinn Stingray 5 Speed Orange Krate, Pea Picker Lemon Cotton Apple, Parts
Schwinn Stingray 5 Speed Orange Krate, Pea Picker Lemon Cotton Apple, Parts
$160.00
Time Remaining: 6d 21h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $160.00
20
20" Bike Vintage SCHWINN Stingray Hollywood 1968 !
$399.99
Time Remaining: 10d 23h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $399.99
Schwinn Lil Tiger Stingray 12 Inch Blue
Schwinn Lil Tiger Stingray 12 Inch Blue
$249.69
Time Remaining: 26d 18h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $249.69
Schwinn Stingray Frame Forks & Chainguard November 1977
Schwinn Stingray Frame Forks & Chainguard November 1977
$210.00
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $210.00
Schwinn Stingray 5 Speed Stick Shift 1973 (Last Year of the Stick Shift)!
Schwinn Stingray 5 Speed Stick Shift 1973 (Last Year of the Stick Shift)!
$1,550.00
Time Remaining: 3d 17h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $1,550.00
1966 Schwinn Stingray Fastback Violet 5 Speed Stik Shift  Bike Bicycle 66
1966 Schwinn Stingray Fastback Violet 5 Speed Stik Shift Bike Bicycle 66
$1,199.99
Time Remaining: 21d 22h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $1,199.99
Schwinn 1971 Junior Stingray Vintage Bicycle 20
Schwinn 1971 Junior Stingray Vintage Bicycle 20" Single Speed
$499.00
Time Remaining: 7d 1h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $499.00
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: 13d 15h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $3,295.00
Schwinn Persons Blue Glitter Stingray Banana Seat
Schwinn Persons Blue Glitter Stingray Banana Seat
$325.00
Time Remaining: 2d 18h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $325.00
Schwinn Stingray Fastback RamsHorn Frame Forks & Kickstand July 1966 Coppertone
Schwinn Stingray Fastback RamsHorn Frame Forks & Kickstand July 1966 Coppertone
$240.00
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $240.00
VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY, 1977, 5-SPEED MODEL J38-9
VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY, 1977, 5-SPEED MODEL J38-9
$474.99
Time Remaining: 9d 15h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $474.99
Vintage 18
Vintage 18" Schwinn Stingray Banana Saddle Persons Made in USA Red w/Chrome
$150.00
Time Remaining: 15d 16h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
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: 17d 19h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $349.95
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bike Seat
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bike Seat
$200.00
Time Remaining: 6d 20h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $200.00
FINAL SALE! 1975 Schwinn Junior Stingray Kool Lemon Yellow Color Mostly Original
FINAL SALE! 1975 Schwinn Junior Stingray Kool Lemon Yellow Color Mostly Original
$169.00
Time Remaining: 8d 18h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $169.00
Schwinn Stingray; Green Krate model s2998wm REPLICA
Schwinn Stingray; Green Krate model s2998wm REPLICA
$695.00
Time Remaining: 20d 2h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $695.00
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: 27d 18h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $349.95
1979 USA SCHWINN STINGRAY 16
1979 USA SCHWINN STINGRAY 16" PIXIE REALLY NICE ALL ORIGINAL GREAT VINTAGE LOOK!
$300.00
Time Remaining: 24d 2h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
Vintage 1973 Yellow Schwinn Junior Stingray Bicycle Bike Frame & Chain
Vintage 1973 Yellow Schwinn Junior Stingray Bicycle Bike Frame & Chain
$169.99
Time Remaining: 2d 20h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $169.99
Vintage 1966 1967 1968 Schwinn FASTBACK Stingray LEOPARD Seat, Grips
Vintage 1966 1967 1968 Schwinn FASTBACK Stingray LEOPARD Seat, Grips
$249.95
Time Remaining: 23d 20h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $249.95
1967 Schwinn 3-speed stick shift Stingray project
1967 Schwinn 3-speed stick shift Stingray project
$310.00
Time Remaining: 23d 21h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $310.00
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: 20d 16h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $299.99
Schwinn classic bicycle 1969 5 speed Stingray
Schwinn classic bicycle 1969 5 speed Stingray
$1,200.00
Time Remaining: 19d 14h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $1,200.00
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: 17d 2h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $2,300.00

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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