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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Vintage 1976 Bicentennial Schwinn Stingray (Estate Find)
Vintage 1976 Bicentennial Schwinn Stingray (Estate Find)
$208.49 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4h 39m
1967 SCHWINN DELUXE Midget STINGRAY BIKE VINTAGE BICYCLE 67 BLUE
1967 SCHWINN DELUXE Midget STINGRAY BIKE VINTAGE BICYCLE 67 BLUE
$675.00
Time Remaining: 29d 20h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $675.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE DISC BRAKE WHEEL 1972
SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE DISC BRAKE WHEEL 1972
$595.00
Time Remaining: 5d 11h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $595.00
1977 Schwinn Stingray
1977 Schwinn Stingray
$249.99
Time Remaining: 19h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $399.99
SCHWINN LEMON PEELER  fastback stingray muscle bike
SCHWINN LEMON PEELER fastback stingray muscle bike
$1,300.00
Time Remaining: 17h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $1,300.00
1967 Schwinn Stingray Fastback
1967 Schwinn Stingray Fastback
$1,000.00
Time Remaining: 28d 2h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $1,000.00
Vintage Schwinn Approved Stingray Krate Speedo Complete Set excellent...
Vintage Schwinn Approved Stingray Krate Speedo Complete Set excellent...
$229.97
Time Remaining: 20h 30m
Vintage 1970 Schwinn Stingray Lowrider  - No Shipping
Vintage 1970 Schwinn Stingray Lowrider - No Shipping
$249.99
Time Remaining: 24d 15h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $249.99
VINTAGE ORIGINAL 1970 SCHWINN STINGRAY APPLE KRATE. SHARP !
VINTAGE ORIGINAL 1970 SCHWINN STINGRAY APPLE KRATE. SHARP !
$912.52 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 22h 38m
Fritz Fifty Bicycle Bike #344 of 500 Limited Edition Schwinn Stingray
Fritz Fifty Bicycle Bike #344 of 500 Limited Edition Schwinn Stingray
$695.00
Time Remaining: 1d 20m
Buy It Now for only: $695.00
Schwinn Stingray Deluxe 1969 Fully Restored
Schwinn Stingray Deluxe 1969 Fully Restored
$1,300.00
Time Remaining: 25d 22h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $1,300.00
TAIL LIGHT FOR SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE BIKE WITH BANANA SEAT SISSY BAR EXCELLENT!
TAIL LIGHT FOR SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE BIKE WITH BANANA SEAT SISSY BAR EXCELLENT!
$244.98
Time Remaining: 1d 37m
Schwinn Sting Ray banner Vintage style stingray sign ALL 6 DESIGNS! orange krate
Schwinn Sting Ray banner Vintage style stingray sign ALL 6 DESIGNS! orange krate
$160.00
Time Remaining: 23d 2h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $160.00
Vintage 1966 Schwinn Stingray Fastback
Vintage 1966 Schwinn Stingray Fastback
$800.00
Time Remaining: 26d 6h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $800.00
1973 SCHWINN STINGRAY 5 SPEED~ALL ORIGINAL GREAT CONDITION~FENDERLESS
1973 SCHWINN STINGRAY 5 SPEED~ALL ORIGINAL GREAT CONDITION~FENDERLESS
$457.72 (16 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 43m
Schwinn Stingray Grey Ghost Original Krate Seat Very Nice
Schwinn Stingray Grey Ghost Original Krate Seat Very Nice
$169.00
Time Remaining: 3d 18h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $169.00
SCHWINN FAST BACK STINGRAY  5 SPEED CENTER SHIFTER 1969 GREEN
SCHWINN FAST BACK STINGRAY 5 SPEED CENTER SHIFTER 1969 GREEN
$208.27 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 20h
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bicycle
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bicycle
$350.00
Time Remaining: 5d 17h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $350.00
1970 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe 3 speed (Original Paint) Sweet!
1970 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe 3 speed (Original Paint) Sweet!
$899.00
Time Remaining: 4d 3h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $899.00
Schwinn Stingray Bike
Schwinn Stingray Bike
$250.00
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $500.00
Vintage Schwinn STINGRAY&KRATE Bicycle Tool Bag
Vintage Schwinn STINGRAY&KRATE Bicycle Tool Bag
$175.00
Time Remaining: 17d 2h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
VINTAGE 1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY RUNABOUT BICYCLE
VINTAGE 1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY RUNABOUT BICYCLE
$401.00 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 25m
Schwinn Bantam Bicycle Stingray Vintage Bike Banana Seat Muscle Bike FREE SHIP!
Schwinn Bantam Bicycle Stingray Vintage Bike Banana Seat Muscle Bike FREE SHIP!
$177.00
Time Remaining: 6d 19h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $177.00
Vintage Original Schwinn Stingray 20
Vintage Original Schwinn Stingray 20" Muscle Bike ~ Bicycle Cruiser Banana Seat
$700.00
Time Remaining: 10d 15h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $700.00
1968 SCHWINN LEMON PEELER KRATE BIKE VINTAGE STINGRAY VINTAGE BICYCLE STIK S2!
1968 SCHWINN LEMON PEELER KRATE BIKE VINTAGE STINGRAY VINTAGE BICYCLE STIK S2!
$515.00 (20 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 2m
Girls Stingray Bicycle Banana Seat Bike Kid USA Streamers Schwinn Mint Sidewalk
Girls Stingray Bicycle Banana Seat Bike Kid USA Streamers Schwinn Mint Sidewalk
$179.99
Time Remaining: 29d 1h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $179.99
1966 Schwinn Stingray FAIR LADY ---- Original survivor
1966 Schwinn Stingray FAIR LADY ---- Original survivor
$399.99
Time Remaining: 6d 21h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $399.99
Schwinn NOS Bicycle 1960's Bow Pedals- Small Cap * Early Fastback Stingray Bike
Schwinn NOS Bicycle 1960's Bow Pedals- Small Cap * Early Fastback Stingray Bike
$349.99
Time Remaining: 3d 1h 59m
Vintage Schwinn 1973 fast back stingray one owner
Vintage Schwinn 1973 fast back stingray one owner
$650.00
Time Remaining: 5d 21h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $650.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY VINTAGE BANANA SEAT IN BAG *NOS*
SCHWINN STINGRAY VINTAGE BANANA SEAT IN BAG *NOS*
$249.95
Time Remaining: 3d 3h 33m
1967 Schwinn Stingray Fastback
1967 Schwinn Stingray Fastback
$795.00
Time Remaining: 17d 15h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $795.00
Schwinn Stingray Bicycle - Used Local Pickup Rare Collectible Very Nice! Offers
Schwinn Stingray Bicycle - Used Local Pickup Rare Collectible Very Nice! Offers
$200.00
Time Remaining: 28d 18h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $200.00
Schwinn Stingray Bike, 3 Speed, Purple, Lock & Helmet
Schwinn Stingray Bike, 3 Speed, Purple, Lock & Helmet
$220.00
Time Remaining: 3d 8h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $286.00
VINTAGE SCHWINN RAMSHORN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED STIK-SHIFT BLACK
VINTAGE SCHWINN RAMSHORN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED STIK-SHIFT BLACK
$1,500.00
Time Remaining: 4d 23h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $1,500.00
Schwinn Stingray Deluxe
Schwinn Stingray Deluxe
$650.00
Time Remaining: 3d 20h 10m
Schwinn stingray chopper
Schwinn stingray chopper
$175.00
Time Remaining: 28d 4h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
NOS SCHWINN KRATE STINGRAY 20
NOS SCHWINN KRATE STINGRAY 20" ORIGINAL PEAPICKER ORIG CAMPUS GREEN CHAINGUARD
$225.00
Time Remaining: 18d 16h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $225.00
Vintage Original Schwinn Stingray II Bicycle 1980 - Extra Clean - Excellent Cond
Vintage Original Schwinn Stingray II Bicycle 1980 - Extra Clean - Excellent Cond
$235.00
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 9m
SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK PURPLE 5 SPEED
SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK PURPLE 5 SPEED
$699.00
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $699.00
EUC Schwinn s1615 Stingray Chopper 16
EUC Schwinn s1615 Stingray Chopper 16" Rear 18" Front Pink Rare Collector Bike
$179.99
Time Remaining: 2h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $179.99

VINTAGE ORIGINAL 1970 SCHWINN STINGRAY APPLE KRATE. SHARP !
VINTAGE ORIGINAL 1970 SCHWINN STINGRAY APPLE KRATE. SHARP !
$912.52 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 22h 38m
SCHWINN STINGRAY LEMON APPLE ORANGE PEA ETC CHROME FRONT AND REAR FENDERS NICE!!
SCHWINN STINGRAY LEMON APPLE ORANGE PEA ETC CHROME FRONT AND REAR FENDERS NICE!!
$175.00
Time Remaining: 20d 3h
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
1972 SCHWINN STINGRAY MANTA RAY 5 SPEED DISC BRAKE KOOL ORANGE BANANA SEAT NICE!
1972 SCHWINN STINGRAY MANTA RAY 5 SPEED DISC BRAKE KOOL ORANGE BANANA SEAT NICE!
$195.00
Time Remaining: 28d 17h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $195.00
1970 Schwinn Stingray Koal Krate Muscle Bike All Restored  Nice
1970 Schwinn Stingray Koal Krate Muscle Bike All Restored Nice
$2,350.00
Time Remaining: 1d 18h 25m
1967 Schwinn Stingray FAIRLADY banana seat COPPERTONE S2/S7 ORIGINAL silverglow
1967 Schwinn Stingray FAIRLADY banana seat COPPERTONE S2/S7 ORIGINAL silverglow
$750.00
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $750.00
Schwinn Stingray bicycle - vintage 1973
Schwinn Stingray bicycle - vintage 1973
$200.00
Time Remaining: 2d 32m
1977 SCHWINN STINGRAY Boys Bicycle, ORIGINAL, Red, Old School, Muscle, Chicago
1977 SCHWINN STINGRAY Boys Bicycle, ORIGINAL, Red, Old School, Muscle, Chicago
$299.99
Time Remaining: 16d 1h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $299.99
1966 Schwinn Stingray SUPER DELUXE Coppertone tufted original paint SPRINGER 66
1966 Schwinn Stingray SUPER DELUXE Coppertone tufted original paint SPRINGER 66
$2,250.00
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 59m
1971 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED ORANGE FRAME FORK AND CHAIN GUARD NICE!!!
1971 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED ORANGE FRAME FORK AND CHAIN GUARD NICE!!!
$215.00
Time Remaining: 13d 17h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $215.00
VINTAGE 1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY RUNABOUT BICYCLE
VINTAGE 1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY RUNABOUT BICYCLE
$401.00 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 25m
Awesome Vintage Schwinn Stingray Fastback Boys Bike
Awesome Vintage Schwinn Stingray Fastback Boys Bike
$350.00
Time Remaining: 19d 15h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $350.00
1968 SCHWINN LEMON PEELER KRATE BIKE VINTAGE STINGRAY VINTAGE BICYCLE STIK S2!
1968 SCHWINN LEMON PEELER KRATE BIKE VINTAGE STINGRAY VINTAGE BICYCLE STIK S2!
$515.00 (20 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 2m
schwinn 5 speed stingray 1969
schwinn 5 speed stingray 1969
$1,350.00
Time Remaining: 16d 3h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $1,350.00
Original Schwinn Stingray Pea Picker 5 speed
Original Schwinn Stingray Pea Picker 5 speed
$1,500.00
Time Remaining: 4d 18h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $1,500.00
Schwinn Tornado Stingray Lester Mag Vintage Bmx Magalloy
Schwinn Tornado Stingray Lester Mag Vintage Bmx Magalloy
$395.75
Time Remaining: 3d 1h 19m
1976 Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5 speed Candy Red VTG Bike Speedometer Ringer W@W
1976 Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5 speed Candy Red VTG Bike Speedometer Ringer W@W
$649.99
Time Remaining: 8d 4h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $649.99
1965 Schwinn Stingray Super Deluxe
1965 Schwinn Stingray Super Deluxe
$750.00 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 44m
O.C.C. Schwinn Stingray Chopper bicycle
O.C.C. Schwinn Stingray Chopper bicycle
$200.00
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $200.00
VINTAGE SCHWINN BICYCLE ORIGINAL FIRST YEAR 68 APPLE KRATE STINGRAY,ANTIQUE,BIKE
VINTAGE SCHWINN BICYCLE ORIGINAL FIRST YEAR 68 APPLE KRATE STINGRAY,ANTIQUE,BIKE
$590.00 (20 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 59m
Vintage Schwinn stingray manta ray one owner bike
Vintage Schwinn stingray manta ray one owner bike
$1,000.00
Time Remaining: 9d 2h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $1,000.00
1967 SCHWINN TYPHOON stingray fastback krate muscle bike muscle car
1967 SCHWINN TYPHOON stingray fastback krate muscle bike muscle car
$152.50 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 4h 2m
Schwinn Stingray Chopper
Schwinn Stingray Chopper
$179.00
Time Remaining: 12d 14h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $179.00
Schwinn banana seat.Deep Tufted fastback stingray bike bicycle silver glitter NR
Schwinn banana seat.Deep Tufted fastback stingray bike bicycle silver glitter NR
$167.50 (18 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 4h 12m
Schwinn Stingray Bicycle - Used Local Pickup Rare Collectible Very Nice! Offers
Schwinn Stingray Bicycle - Used Local Pickup Rare Collectible Very Nice! Offers
$200.00
Time Remaining: 28d 18h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $200.00
 Vintage 1971 RED Schwinn Junior STINGRAY Bike Built as 1963-1964 20
Vintage 1971 RED Schwinn Junior STINGRAY Bike Built as 1963-1964 20" S2 S7 Rims
$499.00
Time Remaining: 12d 21h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $499.00
Vintage Original Schwinn Stingray II Bicycle 1980 - Extra Clean - Excellent Cond
Vintage Original Schwinn Stingray II Bicycle 1980 - Extra Clean - Excellent Cond
$235.00
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 9m
Vintage Schwinn Bike Stingray Fastback Original all working Pro Tuned  inside
Vintage Schwinn Bike Stingray Fastback Original all working Pro Tuned inside
$899.99
Time Remaining: 22d 15h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $899.99
Vintage Coppertone SCHWINN STINGRAY De Luxe Boys Muscle Bike
Vintage Coppertone SCHWINN STINGRAY De Luxe Boys Muscle Bike
$535.00 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 2h 30m
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: 16d 5h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $950.00
Old School BMX Schwinn Scrambler Vintage Bike Stingray Hutch Haro Redline GT
Old School BMX Schwinn Scrambler Vintage Bike Stingray Hutch Haro Redline GT
$229.00
Time Remaining: 5d 3h 41m
Buy It Now for only: $299.00
'68 schwinn stingray fastback yellow glitter seat.
'68 schwinn stingray fastback yellow glitter seat.
$165.00
Time Remaining: 8d 5h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $165.00
Vintage Red Schwinn Stingray 3 Speed Bike Bicycle ca. 1975
Vintage Red Schwinn Stingray 3 Speed Bike Bicycle ca. 1975
$700.00
Time Remaining: 5d 18h
Buy It Now for only: $1,200.00
1975 Schwinn, Stingray, Fairlady, unrestored , original schwinn tires .
1975 Schwinn, Stingray, Fairlady, unrestored , original schwinn tires .
$245.00
Time Remaining: 21h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $245.00
1967 Schwinn Stingray Bicycle
1967 Schwinn Stingray Bicycle
$150.00
Time Remaining: 2d 13h 37m
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
$425.00
Time Remaining: 24d 23h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $425.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY junior  BICYCLE 1978 flamboyant red
SCHWINN STINGRAY junior BICYCLE 1978 flamboyant red
$299.99
Time Remaining: 5d 5m
Buy It Now for only: $299.99
1966 SCHWINN Stingray DELUXE 3 SPEED frame guard crank goose forks grips BLUE 66
1966 SCHWINN Stingray DELUXE 3 SPEED frame guard crank goose forks grips BLUE 66
$300.00
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 6m
Schwinn Orange County Chopper Stingray Bicycle
Schwinn Orange County Chopper Stingray Bicycle
$375.00
Time Remaining: 9d 40m
Buy It Now for only: $375.00
2 VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAYS  1 IS STINGRAY DELUXE
2 VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAYS 1 IS STINGRAY DELUXE
$150.00
Time Remaining: 6d 22h 8m
 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
$679.00
Time Remaining: 29d 22h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $679.00

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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