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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1974 VINTAGE SCHWINN JUNIOR STINGRAY BICYCLE
1974 VINTAGE SCHWINN JUNIOR STINGRAY BICYCLE
$249.00
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 46m
VINTAGE LATE 1970'S Schwinn SCRAMBLER Stingray old school BMX  type bike
VINTAGE LATE 1970'S Schwinn SCRAMBLER Stingray old school BMX type bike
$199.99
Time Remaining: 5d 10h 52m
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Schwinn Stingray TURN SIGNAL
Schwinn Stingray TURN SIGNAL
$150.00
Time Remaining: 10d 15h 4m
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Schwinn stingray model S2924
Schwinn stingray model S2924
$200.00
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $450.00
1971 Schwinn Stingray Krate COTTON PICKER
1971 Schwinn Stingray Krate COTTON PICKER
$1,850.00
Time Remaining: 26d 13h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $1,850.00
2004 Schwinn Stingray 5 speed Grey Ghost
2004 Schwinn Stingray 5 speed Grey Ghost
$600.00
Time Remaining: 3d 20h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $600.00
Schwinn Chopper Stream Ride Limited Addition Spoiler Stingray Adult Size Bike
Schwinn Chopper Stream Ride Limited Addition Spoiler Stingray Adult Size Bike
$650.00
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 6m
1971 Schwinn Stingray Krate ORANGE KRATE
1971 Schwinn Stingray Krate ORANGE KRATE
$1,450.00
Time Remaining: 20d 13h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $1,450.00
1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY
1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY
$299.99
Time Remaining: 17d 13h 56m
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1971 Schwinn Stingray bike
1971 Schwinn Stingray bike
$395.00
Time Remaining: 3d 9h 2m
Red 16
Red 16" Schwinn Stingray Scrambler Muscle Bike
$249.95
Time Remaining: 28d 8h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $249.95
NOS 1999 SCHWINN STINGRAY ORANGE KRATE NEVER RIDDEN STORED INDOORS MINT P/U MI.
NOS 1999 SCHWINN STINGRAY ORANGE KRATE NEVER RIDDEN STORED INDOORS MINT P/U MI.
$600.00
Time Remaining: 5d 13h 41m
Buy It Now for only: $600.00
Schwinn Stingray Krate - Lemon Peeler - Frame, Chain Guard & More - Disc Brake
Schwinn Stingray Krate - Lemon Peeler - Frame, Chain Guard & More - Disc Brake
$375.00
Time Remaining: 5d 15h
Buy It Now for only: $490.00
1964 SCHWINN STINGRAY FRAME / FORK / GUARD
1964 SCHWINN STINGRAY FRAME / FORK / GUARD
$350.00
Time Remaining: 21d 9h 56m
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1971 Schwinn Stingray RIDES GREAT NR
1971 Schwinn Stingray RIDES GREAT NR
$199.00
Time Remaining: 6d 21h 30m
2 Vintage Banana Seat Bikes Red Schwinn Stingray and Blue Rallye GTO for Restore
2 Vintage Banana Seat Bikes Red Schwinn Stingray and Blue Rallye GTO for Restore
$199.00
Time Remaining: 14d 11h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $199.00
1973 Schwinn Stingray Krate LEMON PEELER rear disc
1973 Schwinn Stingray Krate LEMON PEELER rear disc
$1,850.00
Time Remaining: 4d 11h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $1,850.00
Vintage Schwinn Sting-Ray Boys 20” Bike Bicycle Pea Picker Krate Copy Stingray
Vintage Schwinn Sting-Ray Boys 20” Bike Bicycle Pea Picker Krate Copy Stingray
$199.00
Time Remaining: 7d 18h 30m
1965 Schwinn Stingray Super Deluxe Coppertone ORIGINAL
1965 Schwinn Stingray Super Deluxe Coppertone ORIGINAL
$995.00
Time Remaining: 26d 14h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $995.00
SCHWINN BICYCLE 05-712 KRATE HEAD LIGHT - STINGRAY NOS 1960's - 1970's in BOX
SCHWINN BICYCLE 05-712 KRATE HEAD LIGHT - STINGRAY NOS 1960's - 1970's in BOX
$450.00
Time Remaining: 24d 5h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $450.00
1971 Schwinn Apple Krate 5 speed ORIGINAL PAINT Stingray
1971 Schwinn Apple Krate 5 speed ORIGINAL PAINT Stingray
$1,850.00
Time Remaining: 9d 16h 57m
1970 SCHWINN STINGRAY 2 SPEED BENDIX OVERDRIVE KICK BACK STAMPED S2 WHEEL NICE!!
1970 SCHWINN STINGRAY 2 SPEED BENDIX OVERDRIVE KICK BACK STAMPED S2 WHEEL NICE!!
$175.00
Time Remaining: 10d 16h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY 1968 3 SPEED SHIFTER WITH ORIGINAL BAG *NOS*
SCHWINN STINGRAY 1968 3 SPEED SHIFTER WITH ORIGINAL BAG *NOS*
$425.00
Time Remaining: 4d 1h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $425.00
1970s Schwinn Stingray ~Sweet Ride Made in Chicago
1970s Schwinn Stingray ~Sweet Ride Made in Chicago
$499.99
Time Remaining: 2h 42m
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
$200.00
Time Remaining: 10d 16h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $200.00
Schwinn StingRay 1969 Koal Krate Five Speed
Schwinn StingRay 1969 Koal Krate Five Speed
$3,500.00
Time Remaining: 6h 16m
SCHWINN Stingray MANTA RAY frame forks guard Orange Original paint 1971 5 SPEED
SCHWINN Stingray MANTA RAY frame forks guard Orange Original paint 1971 5 SPEED
$350.00
Time Remaining: 9d 6h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $350.00
100% Original April 1971 Schwinn Stingray Orange Krate Bicycle Bike - Untouched
100% Original April 1971 Schwinn Stingray Orange Krate Bicycle Bike - Untouched
$2,850.00
Time Remaining: 13d 18h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $2,850.00
Schwinn StingRay 1972 Lemon Peeler W/Disc Brake All Original Restored
Schwinn StingRay 1972 Lemon Peeler W/Disc Brake All Original Restored
$3,500.00
Time Remaining: 6h 17m
Schwinn Orange County Chopper  Stingray Bicycle - Black/Chrome - Limited Edition
Schwinn Orange County Chopper Stingray Bicycle - Black/Chrome - Limited Edition
$225.00
Time Remaining: 20d 12h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $225.00
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED SPRINT FRONT AND REAR RIMS WITH TIRES!!!!
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED SPRINT FRONT AND REAR RIMS WITH TIRES!!!!
$165.00
Time Remaining: 11d 11h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $165.00
Schwinn StingRay Cotton Picker W/Disc Brake And Beautiful Restoration.
Schwinn StingRay Cotton Picker W/Disc Brake And Beautiful Restoration.
$3,500.00
Time Remaining: 6h 17m
Schwinn Stingray Fastback tufted glitter banana seat SILVERGLOW
Schwinn Stingray Fastback tufted glitter banana seat SILVERGLOW
$250.00
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 23m
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1979 Schwinn Stingray blue/silver ORIGINAL SURVIVOR
1979 Schwinn Stingray blue/silver ORIGINAL SURVIVOR
$750.00
Time Remaining: 26d 14h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $750.00
Schwinn Krate Twin Stingray Rare Year 1968 (Beautifully Restored!!)
Schwinn Krate Twin Stingray Rare Year 1968 (Beautifully Restored!!)
$1,800.00
Time Remaining: 6h 17m
1981 Schwinn Stingray 3-Speed
1981 Schwinn Stingray 3-Speed
$700.00
Time Remaining: 22d 15h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $700.00
 Schwinn Stingray 5 Speed All Original Re Stored LM332200 Dec. of 1975
Schwinn Stingray 5 Speed All Original Re Stored LM332200 Dec. of 1975
$795.00
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 47m
SCHWINN STINGRAY FORK ORIGINAL BLUE PAINT ! DATED 10 + 4
SCHWINN STINGRAY FORK ORIGINAL BLUE PAINT ! DATED 10 + 4
$200.00
Time Remaining: 29d 14h 37m
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NOS Schwinn Stingray RAMS HORN FASTBACK Handle Bar
NOS Schwinn Stingray RAMS HORN FASTBACK Handle Bar
$250.00
Time Remaining: 10d 20h 8m
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Schwinn Quality StingRay Orange County Chopper Vintage Bike Bicycle FR SHIP USA
Schwinn Quality StingRay Orange County Chopper Vintage Bike Bicycle FR SHIP USA
$249.00
Time Remaining: 4d 12h 22m

Schwinn Stingray 5 Speed Stick Shift,all Original
Schwinn Stingray 5 Speed Stick Shift,all Original
$999.00
Time Remaining: 29d 12h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $999.00
Vintage 1960s Schwinn Stingray Complete Rebuilt Bike
Vintage 1960s Schwinn Stingray Complete Rebuilt Bike
$300.00
Time Remaining: 2d 19h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $390.00
SCHWINN RED YELLOW STINGRAY ORIGINAL SURVIVOR
SCHWINN RED YELLOW STINGRAY ORIGINAL SURVIVOR
$300.00
Time Remaining: 5d 20h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
 Schwinn stingray Bike  BUG Free spirit / Trek  antique hit and miss engine
Schwinn stingray Bike BUG Free spirit / Trek antique hit and miss engine
$250.00
Time Remaining: 27d 21h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $250.00
Schwinn Stingray Junior - 1974 (MODEL BK530879) Almost ALL ORIGINAL -see desc.
Schwinn Stingray Junior - 1974 (MODEL BK530879) Almost ALL ORIGINAL -see desc.
$170.00
Time Remaining: 4d 19h 12m
ORIGINAL Vintage 1964 SCHWINN J-39 DELUXE STINGRAY Boys VIOLET Bicycle S-2 S-7
ORIGINAL Vintage 1964 SCHWINN J-39 DELUXE STINGRAY Boys VIOLET Bicycle S-2 S-7
$1,399.00
Time Remaining: 10d 21h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $1,399.00
1964 SCHWINN stingray coaster orig.SKYBLUE paint S2 s7 solo polo Knobby stingray
1964 SCHWINN stingray coaster orig.SKYBLUE paint S2 s7 solo polo Knobby stingray
$1,064.00
Time Remaining: 9d 6h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $1,064.00
VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY JUNIOR
VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY JUNIOR
$220.00
Time Remaining: 17d 20h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $220.00
SCHWINN 1969 APPLE KRATE STINGRAY 5 SPEED ORIGINAL PAINT SUPERB RARE WOW
SCHWINN 1969 APPLE KRATE STINGRAY 5 SPEED ORIGINAL PAINT SUPERB RARE WOW
$2,500.00
Time Remaining: 5d 12h 29m
SCHWINN/WALD STINGRAY RAM'S HORN HANDLE BARS
SCHWINN/WALD STINGRAY RAM'S HORN HANDLE BARS
$250.00
Time Remaining: 20d 21h
Buy It Now for only: $250.00
Schwinn Stingray Lemon Peeler Vintage 5 Speed Rare !
Schwinn Stingray Lemon Peeler Vintage 5 Speed Rare !
$1,049.99
Time Remaining: 12d 21h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $1,049.99
1980 Schwinn Stingray 20
1980 Schwinn Stingray 20" Bicycle MR564000
$695.00
Time Remaining: 3d 13h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $695.00
2007 Retro Black Schwinn Stingray Krate *Black Friday Model Chopper
2007 Retro Black Schwinn Stingray Krate *Black Friday Model Chopper
$175.00
Time Remaining: 6d 20h 21m
1969 Schwinn Stingray FASTBACK 20 x 1 3/8 banana seat YELLOW 3 speed SHIFTER 69
1969 Schwinn Stingray FASTBACK 20 x 1 3/8 banana seat YELLOW 3 speed SHIFTER 69
$475.00
Time Remaining: 19h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $475.00
Vintage 1969 Schwinn Fair Lady Stingray Campus Green All Original
Vintage 1969 Schwinn Fair Lady Stingray Campus Green All Original
$189.99
Time Remaining: 16d 10h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $189.99
Schwinn Orange County StingRay Chopper
Schwinn Orange County StingRay Chopper
$150.00
Time Remaining: 10d 16h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
Vintage Schwinn Sting-Ray Boys 20” Bike Bicycle Pea Picker Krate Copy Stingray
Vintage Schwinn Sting-Ray Boys 20” Bike Bicycle Pea Picker Krate Copy Stingray
$199.00
Time Remaining: 7d 18h 30m
1977 Schwinn Stingray Boys Bicycle, Original, Red, Old School, Muscle, Chicago
1977 Schwinn Stingray Boys Bicycle, Original, Red, Old School, Muscle, Chicago
$595.00
Time Remaining: 16d 10h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $595.00
SCHWINN Stingray PEA PICKER frame GREEN restored paint 1972 coaster brake krate
SCHWINN Stingray PEA PICKER frame GREEN restored paint 1972 coaster brake krate
$175.00
Time Remaining: 19h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
schwinn stingray 1968 deluxe  blue  super clean  all redone looks cool
schwinn stingray 1968 deluxe blue super clean all redone looks cool
$650.00
Time Remaining: 18h 26m
1970 SCHWINN ORANGE KRATE frame  STINGRAY
1970 SCHWINN ORANGE KRATE frame STINGRAY
$199.99
Time Remaining: 27d 9h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $199.99
1975 SCHWINN FLAME STINGRAY Bicycle, 12
1975 SCHWINN FLAME STINGRAY Bicycle, 12"/30 cm (GR1005744)
$199.99
Time Remaining: 16d 17h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $199.99
Schwinn Stingray S-2 Coster Brake Wheel (1968-1972)
Schwinn Stingray S-2 Coster Brake Wheel (1968-1972)
$350.00
Time Remaining: 18d 10h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $350.00
Sissy Bar for Muscle Bike-Fits Schwinn Stingray/Others-4ft tall x 1/2
Sissy Bar for Muscle Bike-Fits Schwinn Stingray/Others-4ft tall x 1/2"
$160.00
Time Remaining: 2d 6h 38m
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: 15d 21h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $950.00
Schwinn Stingray S-7 Front Wheel (1968-1972)
Schwinn Stingray S-7 Front Wheel (1968-1972)
$150.00
Time Remaining: 18d 10h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
schwinn stingray orange county chopper
schwinn stingray orange county chopper
$200.00
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $200.00
Vintage Schwinn Stingray RED GLITTER Chrome Mylar Stripes USA Banana Seat
Vintage Schwinn Stingray RED GLITTER Chrome Mylar Stripes USA Banana Seat
$175.00
Time Remaining: 3d 16h 15m
 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: 29d 14h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $499.00
 SCHWINN  Stingray Fairlady All Original Unrestored Collector Special
SCHWINN Stingray Fairlady All Original Unrestored Collector Special
$199.00
Time Remaining: 14d 14h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $199.00
Schwinn Stingray Manta Ray Bicycle Banana Seat Pea Picker Green Krate Mint Orig
Schwinn Stingray Manta Ray Bicycle Banana Seat Pea Picker Green Krate Mint Orig
$385.00
Time Remaining: 9d 8h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $385.00
Schwinn Stingray Lemon Peeler Vintage 5 Speed Rare !
Schwinn Stingray Lemon Peeler Vintage 5 Speed Rare !
$899.99
Time Remaining: 5d 17h 46m
Schwinn Banana Seat for Stingray Krate Manta Ray Bike Bicycle Red
Schwinn Banana Seat for Stingray Krate Manta Ray Bike Bicycle Red
$175.99
Time Remaining: 18d 12h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $175.99
1977 SCHWINN Stingray Customized  20
1977 SCHWINN Stingray Customized 20" and 16" Slick Banana Seat Krate style
$499.99
Time Remaining: 2d 21h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $499.99
Schwinn (S2930TG) Stingray Chopper Bike (Bicycle) Metallic Red Date: GP0915JD
Schwinn (S2930TG) Stingray Chopper Bike (Bicycle) Metallic Red Date: GP0915JD
$299.99
Time Remaining: 8d 16h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $299.99
Vintage Schwinn Stingray 5 Speed Stik-Shift
Vintage Schwinn Stingray 5 Speed Stik-Shift
$450.00
Time Remaining: 6d 20h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $600.00
Schwinn Stingray  1968 Radiant Coppertione Fenderlless 5 Speed Stick Shift.
Schwinn Stingray 1968 Radiant Coppertione Fenderlless 5 Speed Stick Shift.
$1,200.00
Time Remaining: 21d 15h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $1,200.00
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bicycle, Mostly Original (1964)
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bicycle, Mostly Original (1964)
$1,000.00
Time Remaining: 8d 16h
Buy It Now for only: $1,000.00

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...

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

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