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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SCHWINN STINGRAY BIKE 1968  20
SCHWINN STINGRAY BIKE 1968 20" DELUXE 3 SPEED COPPERTONE STING RAY BICYCLE
$775.00
Time Remaining: 8h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $1,200.00
SCHWINN 1966 STINGRAY RARE  SILVER GLITTER SMOOTHIE BANANA SEAT
SCHWINN 1966 STINGRAY RARE SILVER GLITTER SMOOTHIE BANANA SEAT
$225.00
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $225.00
Schwinn Stingray Deluxe
Schwinn Stingray Deluxe
$650.00
Time Remaining: 10h 29m
Schwinn Stingray TURN SIGNAL
Schwinn Stingray TURN SIGNAL
$160.00
Time Remaining: 27d 8h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $160.00
Schwinn Stingray 1968 Orange Krate Muscle Bike
Schwinn Stingray 1968 Orange Krate Muscle Bike
$1,295.00
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 41m
1965 Vintage Schwinn Red Stingray
1965 Vintage Schwinn Red Stingray
$200.00
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $260.00
Red 16
Red 16" Schwinn Stingray Scrambler Muscle Bike w/ original paint
$249.95
Time Remaining: 17d 1h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $249.95
1972 SCHWINN PEA PICKER DISC BRAKE KRATE APPLE ORANGE LEMON GREY GHOST STINGRAY
1972 SCHWINN PEA PICKER DISC BRAKE KRATE APPLE ORANGE LEMON GREY GHOST STINGRAY
$999.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 29m
Vintage 1969 Schwinn Apple Krate Stingray 5 Speed NO RESERVE!
Vintage 1969 Schwinn Apple Krate Stingray 5 Speed NO RESERVE!
$661.04 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 9m
1977 Schwinn Hornet Stingray old school BMX  type bike
1977 Schwinn Hornet Stingray old school BMX type bike
$235.00
Time Remaining: 6d 6h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $235.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY MIDGET 1967
SCHWINN STINGRAY MIDGET 1967
$199.95
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 18m
Schwinn stingray chopper
Schwinn stingray chopper "spoiler series" limited edition
$1,200.00
Time Remaining: 14d 13h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $1,200.00
VINTAGE SCHWINN LIL TIGER BICYCLE CAMPUS GREEN STINGRAY MUSCLEBIKE USA
VINTAGE SCHWINN LIL TIGER BICYCLE CAMPUS GREEN STINGRAY MUSCLEBIKE USA
$178.50 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 1h 31m
1999 Schwinn Stingray Orange Krate
1999 Schwinn Stingray Orange Krate
$250.00
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 17m
1967 Schwinn Stingray Rams Horn Fastback
1967 Schwinn Stingray Rams Horn Fastback
$850.00
Time Remaining: 21d 8h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $850.00
1968 schwinn stingray orange krate bike  BARN FRESH!!!!!!!!!! all org.!!!
1968 schwinn stingray orange krate bike BARN FRESH!!!!!!!!!! all org.!!!
$360.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 31m
Muscle Bike - Banana Seat - Sears Spyder - Schwinn Style Stingray
Muscle Bike - Banana Seat - Sears Spyder - Schwinn Style Stingray
$275.00
Time Remaining: 4d 10h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $360.00
1979 Schwinn Stingray blue/silver ORIGINAL SURVIVOR
1979 Schwinn Stingray blue/silver ORIGINAL SURVIVOR
$750.00
Time Remaining: 25d 8h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $750.00
1972 Schwinn Stingray
1972 Schwinn Stingray "Pea Picker" Disc Brake Bike
$3,250.00
Time Remaining: 4d 13h 52m
SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE FASTBACK CHAINGUARD SUPER NICE CHROME
SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE FASTBACK CHAINGUARD SUPER NICE CHROME
$225.00
Time Remaining: 6d 20h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $225.00
1969 Schwinn Stingray
1969 Schwinn Stingray "Lemon Peeler"
$1,800.00
Time Remaining: 4d 14h 7m
1969 Schwinn Stingray
1969 Schwinn Stingray "Pea Picker"
$1,800.00
Time Remaining: 4d 14h 19m
SCHWINN STINGRAY LIL TIGER
SCHWINN STINGRAY LIL TIGER
$225.00
Time Remaining: 6d 12h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $225.00
1971 Schwinn Stingray
1971 Schwinn Stingray "Apple Krate"
$2,000.00
Time Remaining: 4d 14h 43m
Schwinn Stingray violet combo lock
Schwinn Stingray violet combo lock
$165.00
Time Remaining: 5d 2h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $225.00
1979 Schwinn Hurricane Stingray old school BMX  type bike
1979 Schwinn Hurricane Stingray old school BMX type bike
$235.00
Time Remaining: 6d 5h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $235.00
1968 Schwinn Stingray Fastback 3 speed Garage Find
1968 Schwinn Stingray Fastback 3 speed Garage Find
$150.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 2h 33m
1969 SCHWINN FASTBACK STINGRAY 5 SPEED MUSCLE BIKE WITH BANANA SEAT
1969 SCHWINN FASTBACK STINGRAY 5 SPEED MUSCLE BIKE WITH BANANA SEAT
$475.00
Time Remaining: 6d 6h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $775.00
Vintage 1976 Schwinn StingRay Bicycle Muscle Bike
Vintage 1976 Schwinn StingRay Bicycle Muscle Bike
$175.00
Time Remaining: 20d 15h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
Schwinn Stingray Lil Chik Bicycle, Vintage Banana Seat Muscle Bike
Schwinn Stingray Lil Chik Bicycle, Vintage Banana Seat Muscle Bike
$175.00
Time Remaining: 6d 14h 4m
1971 Schwinn Stingray FASTBACK 20 x 1 3/8 banana seat RED 5 speed RESTORED bike
1971 Schwinn Stingray FASTBACK 20 x 1 3/8 banana seat RED 5 speed RESTORED bike
$875.00
Time Remaining: 6d 10h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $875.00
1969 SCHWINN ORANGE KRATE BIKE VINTAGE STINGRAY BANANA SEAT BICYCLE STIK S2 ATOM
1969 SCHWINN ORANGE KRATE BIKE VINTAGE STINGRAY BANANA SEAT BICYCLE STIK S2 ATOM
$613.99 (63 Bids)
Time Remaining: 9d 9h 36m
1966 Schwinn Stingray Fastback Bike Sky Blue Banana Stick Shift
1966 Schwinn Stingray Fastback Bike Sky Blue Banana Stick Shift
$599.99
Time Remaining: 1d 2h 52m
1981 Schwinn Stingray 3-Speed
1981 Schwinn Stingray 3-Speed
$700.00
Time Remaining: 21d 9h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $700.00
Vintage Original Schwinn Fair Lady Stingray 20
Vintage Original Schwinn Fair Lady Stingray 20" Bike ~ Bicycle Cruiser Banana
$240.00
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $450.00
schwinn stingray chopper
schwinn stingray chopper
$250.00
Time Remaining: 2d 16h 52m
SCHWINN LEMON PEELER STINGRAY FASTBACK LOWRIDER MUSCLE BEACH BICYCLE TWISTED
SCHWINN LEMON PEELER STINGRAY FASTBACK LOWRIDER MUSCLE BEACH BICYCLE TWISTED
$990.00
Time Remaining: 14d 9h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $990.00
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: 3d 7h 35m
Schwinn Krate Stingray Vans bike and Matching Vans slip-ons
Schwinn Krate Stingray Vans bike and Matching Vans slip-ons
$1,495.00
Time Remaining: 26d 11h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $1,495.00
Schwinn StingRay 1969 Koal Krate Five Speed
Schwinn StingRay 1969 Koal Krate Five Speed
$3,500.00
Time Remaining: 3d 7h 35m

Schwinn Stingray - Green With All Original Parts - Fair Condition
Schwinn Stingray - Green With All Original Parts - Fair Condition
$380.00
Time Remaining: 3d 21h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $380.00
5-speed Schwinn Stingray
5-speed Schwinn Stingray
$500.00
Time Remaining: 23h 32m
Schwinn Stingray 1979
Schwinn Stingray 1979
$250.00
Time Remaining: 2d 2h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $250.00
VINTAGE SCHWINN BICYCLE FASTBACK WHEEL SET 5S STINGRAY KRATE  MANTARAY RAMSHORN
VINTAGE SCHWINN BICYCLE FASTBACK WHEEL SET 5S STINGRAY KRATE MANTARAY RAMSHORN
$155.00
Time Remaining: 4d 4h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $155.00
*Vintage Schwinn Stingray Fastback 1969 Complete Original Bicycle Krate 1 Speed*
*Vintage Schwinn Stingray Fastback 1969 Complete Original Bicycle Krate 1 Speed*
$160.00 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 13m
1975 SCHWINN FLAME STINGRAY Bicycle, 12
1975 SCHWINN FLAME STINGRAY Bicycle, 12"/30 cm (GR1005744)
$199.99
Time Remaining: 15d 10h 41m
Buy It Now for only: $199.99
1965 SCHWINN Stingray J33 frame crank spocket guard kickstand Original paint
1965 SCHWINN Stingray J33 frame crank spocket guard kickstand Original paint
$300.00
Time Remaining: 23d 58m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
Schwinn Stingray Muscle Bike w/ Banana Seat
Schwinn Stingray Muscle Bike w/ Banana Seat
$202.50 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 58m
1973 SCHWINN stingray-ORANGE KRATE-5 speed-S2-S7-Atom drum-DISC BRAKE-silk-73
1973 SCHWINN stingray-ORANGE KRATE-5 speed-S2-S7-Atom drum-DISC BRAKE-silk-73
$2,150.00
Time Remaining: 10d 11h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $2,150.00
RARE Vintage Schwinn Stingray  Fair Lady Bicentennial Bike USA Chicago
RARE Vintage Schwinn Stingray Fair Lady Bicentennial Bike USA Chicago
$700.00
Time Remaining: 27d 4h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $700.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY  RED ALL ORIGINAL 1976
SCHWINN STINGRAY RED ALL ORIGINAL 1976
$350.00
Time Remaining: 2d 3h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $575.00
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
$525.00
Time Remaining: 23d 8h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $525.00
EUC Schwinn stingray Orange County Choppers Bicycle.  This bike runs in MINT
EUC Schwinn stingray Orange County Choppers Bicycle. This bike runs in MINT
$260.00
Time Remaining: 24d 2h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $260.00
Schwinn Stingray Fastback 1967 Campus Green 20
Schwinn Stingray Fastback 1967 Campus Green 20" 5-speed boys bike.
$470.00 (21 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 55m
1970 SCHWINN stingray-LEMON PEELER-5 speed-YELLOW-S2-S7-Atom drum-ALL ORIGINAL
1970 SCHWINN stingray-LEMON PEELER-5 speed-YELLOW-S2-S7-Atom drum-ALL ORIGINAL
$1,750.00
Time Remaining: 3d 11h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $1,750.00
1967 SCHWINN Stingray   FASTBACK RAMSHORN   frame forks chainguard CAMPUS GREEN
1967 SCHWINN Stingray FASTBACK RAMSHORN frame forks chainguard CAMPUS GREEN
$275.00
Time Remaining: 14d 6h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $275.00
Schwinn Stingray violet combo lock
Schwinn Stingray violet combo lock
$165.00
Time Remaining: 5d 2h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $225.00
1977 Schwinn Stingray Boys Bicycle, Origional, Red, Old School, Muscle, Chicago
1977 Schwinn Stingray Boys Bicycle, Origional, Red, Old School, Muscle, Chicago
$795.00
Time Remaining: 15d 4h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $795.00
1969 SCHWINN stingray-APPLE KRATE-5 speed-RED-S2-S7-Atom drum-ALL ORIGINAL 95%
1969 SCHWINN stingray-APPLE KRATE-5 speed-RED-S2-S7-Atom drum-ALL ORIGINAL 95%
$1,750.00
Time Remaining: 9d 15h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $1,750.00
1967 Schwinn Stingray 5-Speed Fastback
1967 Schwinn Stingray 5-Speed Fastback
$850.00
Time Remaining: 6d 2h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $1,225.00
1967 Schwinn Stingray FAIRLADY banana seat COPPERTONE S2/S7 ORIGINAL silverglow
1967 Schwinn Stingray FAIRLADY banana seat COPPERTONE S2/S7 ORIGINAL silverglow
$800.00
Time Remaining: 7d 2h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $800.00
1966 SCHWINN Stingray  BANANA SEAT SILVERGLOW
1966 SCHWINN Stingray BANANA SEAT SILVERGLOW "smooth" Rare 1 year only model 66
$200.00
Time Remaining: 15d 24m
Buy It Now for only: $200.00
1969 SCHWINN ORANGE KRATE BIKE VINTAGE STINGRAY BANANA SEAT BICYCLE STIK S2 ATOM
1969 SCHWINN ORANGE KRATE BIKE VINTAGE STINGRAY BANANA SEAT BICYCLE STIK S2 ATOM
$613.99 (63 Bids)
Time Remaining: 9d 9h 36m
Schwinn Stingray
Schwinn Stingray
$1,200.00
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $1,200.00
 SCHWINN 1962 Stingray Fairlady All Original Unrestored Collector Special
SCHWINN 1962 Stingray Fairlady All Original Unrestored Collector Special
$247.00
Time Remaining: 13d 5h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $247.00
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: 6h 5m
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: 14d 14h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $950.00
Vintage Schwinn stingray manta ray one owner bike
Vintage Schwinn stingray manta ray one owner bike
$900.00
Time Remaining: 7d 12h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $900.00
Vintage Schwinn Stingray
Vintage Schwinn Stingray "fair lady" 3 speed sturmey bicycle Near Mint
$150.00
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $395.00
Sturmey Archer X-FD Drum Brake Front Wheel 16
Sturmey Archer X-FD Drum Brake Front Wheel 16" Schwinn Stingray Krate Grey Ghost
$175.00
Time Remaining: 10d 12h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
1965 SCHWINN Stingray   deluxe   frame chainguard crank spocket head badge forks
1965 SCHWINN Stingray deluxe frame chainguard crank spocket head badge forks
$300.00
Time Remaining: 14d 6h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
Lot Of Various Bikes. E-ZIP, SCHWINN STINGRAY,  TONY HAWK, RAZOR Local Pickup
Lot Of Various Bikes. E-ZIP, SCHWINN STINGRAY, TONY HAWK, RAZOR Local Pickup
$150.00
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 6m
SCHWINN Stingray   FASTBACK   TALL RAMSHORN BARS BY WALD   HUFFY SEARS MURRY 60S
SCHWINN Stingray FASTBACK TALL RAMSHORN BARS BY WALD HUFFY SEARS MURRY 60S
$200.00
Time Remaining: 14d 7h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $200.00
Schwinn Banana Seat for Stingray Krate Manta Ray Bike Bicycle Red
Schwinn Banana Seat for Stingray Krate Manta Ray Bike Bicycle Red
$199.99
Time Remaining: 17d 5h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $199.99
1975 Schwinn, Stingray, Fairlady, unrestored , original schwinn tires .
1975 Schwinn, Stingray, Fairlady, unrestored , original schwinn tires .
$175.00
Time Remaining: 3d 8h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $242.00
Schwinn (S2930TG) Stingray Chopper Bike (Bicycle) Metallic Red Date: GP0915JD
Schwinn (S2930TG) Stingray Chopper Bike (Bicycle) Metallic Red Date: GP0915JD
$299.99
Time Remaining: 3d 7h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $299.99
 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
$449.00
Time Remaining: 11d 6h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $449.00
 Vintage Schwinn stingray 5 speed yellow
Vintage Schwinn stingray 5 speed yellow
$599.00
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
$599.00
Time Remaining: 28d 7h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $599.00
1976 Schwinn Stingray FAIRLADY 20
1976 Schwinn Stingray FAIRLADY 20 ",PINK FLOWER banana seat
$215.00
Time Remaining: 5d 14h 6m

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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