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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1999 Schwinn Stingray
1999 Schwinn Stingray
$250.00
Time Remaining: 15h 51m
Vintage 1970 Schwinn Stingray
Vintage 1970 Schwinn Stingray
$289.95
Time Remaining: 29d 15h 28m
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Fritz Fifty Bicycle Bike #153 of 500 Limited Edition Schwinn Stingray
Fritz Fifty Bicycle Bike #153 of 500 Limited Edition Schwinn Stingray
$695.00
Time Remaining: 3d 23h 48m
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1967 Schwinn Stingray Orange Krate Bicycle,5 speed, all original, original owner
1967 Schwinn Stingray Orange Krate Bicycle,5 speed, all original, original owner
$2,800.00
Time Remaining: 29d 18h 16m
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1969 Schwinn Stingray Fast Back
1969 Schwinn Stingray Fast Back
$365.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 17h 9m
1976 Schwinn Stingray-Lemon-Yellow-Vintage 3 Speed Boys Muscle Bike-All Original
1976 Schwinn Stingray-Lemon-Yellow-Vintage 3 Speed Boys Muscle Bike-All Original
$600.00
Time Remaining: 8d 23h 48m
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schwinn stingray bicycle
schwinn stingray bicycle
$179.99
Time Remaining: 23d 22h 59m
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1967 Schwinn Stingray Boys Bike
1967 Schwinn Stingray Boys Bike
$750.00
Time Remaining: 20h 53m
Schwinn Stingray Gray Ghost 7 Speed 20
Schwinn Stingray Gray Ghost 7 Speed 20" Krate Bike
$1,100.00
Time Remaining: 6d 21h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $1,100.00
schwinn stingray chopper
schwinn stingray chopper
$165.00
Time Remaining: 9d 31m
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SCHWINN 1963 64RARE  NON CRIMPED PERSONS STINGRAY SISSY BAR
SCHWINN 1963 64RARE NON CRIMPED PERSONS STINGRAY SISSY BAR
$175.00
Time Remaining: 2d 15h 56m
1969 Schwinn Stingray Midget Like Small Apple Krate
1969 Schwinn Stingray Midget Like Small Apple Krate
$299.99
Time Remaining: 4d 15h 8m
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Schwinn Stingray
Schwinn Stingray "Pea Picker"
$1,200.00
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 18m
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SCHWINN STINGRAY FENDER SET
SCHWINN STINGRAY FENDER SET
$174.99
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 53m
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1979 Vintage Schwinn Stingray bicycle w/ banana seat. Exc.Cond. California Bike
1979 Vintage Schwinn Stingray bicycle w/ banana seat. Exc.Cond. California Bike
$295.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 21h 28m
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Flamboyant Green 20
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Flamboyant Green 20" Bike Completely Restored
$599.00
Time Remaining: 2d 16h 43m
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schwinn stingray krate nos Turn. Signals
schwinn stingray krate nos Turn. Signals
$400.00
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 58m
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1969 Schwinn 5 speed Stingray
1969 Schwinn 5 speed Stingray
$1,500.00
Time Remaining: 3d 26m
1970 Schwinn Lemon Peeler Krate 5 speed Muscle Bike! Stingray Original Paint WOW
1970 Schwinn Lemon Peeler Krate 5 speed Muscle Bike! Stingray Original Paint WOW
$1,699.00
Time Remaining: 19h 40m
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Vintage Schwinn stingray 20
Vintage Schwinn stingray 20" Bike / Orange Krate
$699.00
Time Remaining: 3d 18h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $699.00
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Krate 5 speed stick ~Awesome Ride~
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Krate 5 speed stick ~Awesome Ride~
$599.99
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 38m
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bicycle
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bicycle
$400.00
Time Remaining: 10d 14h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $400.00
vintage Schwinn stingray fastback 5 speed
vintage Schwinn stingray fastback 5 speed
$1,200.00
Time Remaining: 3d 8h 27m
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1967 Schwinn Stingray Rams Horn Fastback Coppertone
1967 Schwinn Stingray Rams Horn Fastback Coppertone
$409.04 (66 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 22h 18m
Schwinn Bicycle Stingray Seat - 1969-72 Orange Krate - Original
Schwinn Bicycle Stingray Seat - 1969-72 Orange Krate - Original
$850.00
Time Remaining: 7d 11h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $850.00
Schwinn Stingray (VINTAGE)
Schwinn Stingray (VINTAGE)
$375.00
Time Remaining: 26d 11h 12m
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SCHWINN CLASSIC STINGRAY COPPERTONE
SCHWINN CLASSIC STINGRAY COPPERTONE
$345.00
Time Remaining: 1d 11m
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Vintage Original Schwinn Stingray 20
Vintage Original Schwinn Stingray 20" Muscle Bike ~ Bicycle Cruiser Banana Seat
$200.00
Time Remaining: 5d 21h 13m
Schwinn Stingray - 1968
Schwinn Stingray - 1968
$1,859.75
Time Remaining: 18h 53m
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1976 SCHWINN Stingray-Scrambler 36/36-S2-20 x 2.125 rims-STAMPED-competition-BMX
1976 SCHWINN Stingray-Scrambler 36/36-S2-20 x 2.125 rims-STAMPED-competition-BMX
$400.00
Time Remaining: 16h 57m
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Vintage Original Schwinn Fair Lady Stingray 20
Vintage Original Schwinn Fair Lady Stingray 20" Bike ~ Bicycle Cruiser Banana
$320.00
Time Remaining: 2d 17h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $550.00
1964 rollfast smoothie schwinn stingray style nice condition recent tune up
1964 rollfast smoothie schwinn stingray style nice condition recent tune up
$219.00
Time Remaining: 24d 17h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $219.00
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: 9d 19h 48m
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Vintage 1959 Schwinn Stingray Cruiser Bike Bicycle Chrome Green Collectible
Vintage 1959 Schwinn Stingray Cruiser Bike Bicycle Chrome Green Collectible
$399.99
Time Remaining: 2d 21h 36m
Schwinn Orange County Chopper  Stingray Bicycle - Black/Chrome - Limited Edition
Schwinn Orange County Chopper Stingray Bicycle - Black/Chrome - Limited Edition
$225.00
Time Remaining: 19d 1h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $225.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY NOS VINTAGE BICYCLE SPEEDOMETER- 1970's ORIGINAL IN BOX
SCHWINN STINGRAY NOS VINTAGE BICYCLE SPEEDOMETER- 1970's ORIGINAL IN BOX
$350.00
Time Remaining: 7d 11h 57m
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1960's AMF RENEGADE MUSCLE BIKE 5SPD RARE Schwinn Stingray Sting Ray
1960's AMF RENEGADE MUSCLE BIKE 5SPD RARE Schwinn Stingray Sting Ray
$650.00
Time Remaining: 14d 10h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $650.00
Schwinn Stingray bike
Schwinn Stingray bike
$485.00
Time Remaining: 5d 11h 38m
1976 Schwinn Stingray FAIR LADY ---- Original survivor
1976 Schwinn Stingray FAIR LADY ---- Original survivor
$300.00
Time Remaining: 17d 50m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
Vintage Schwinn 1969 Stingray Fastback Bike Restored Very Nice
Vintage Schwinn 1969 Stingray Fastback Bike Restored Very Nice
$1,000.00
Time Remaining: 15d 18h 52m
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VINTAGE CHICAGO SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED
VINTAGE CHICAGO SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED
$200.00
Time Remaining: 12h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $500.00
1965 Schwinn Lime Stingray Frame and  Fork  Original Paint
1965 Schwinn Lime Stingray Frame and Fork Original Paint
$175.00
Time Remaining: 6d 22h 5m
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1967 Schwinn Fastback stingray violet original five speed
1967 Schwinn Fastback stingray violet original five speed
$625.00
Time Remaining: 5d 1h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $625.00
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: 3d 20h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $2,350.00
2004 Schwinn-Stingray-PEA PICKER-20 x 2.125-16 x 1.75-glitter-headlight-KRATE
2004 Schwinn-Stingray-PEA PICKER-20 x 2.125-16 x 1.75-glitter-headlight-KRATE
$750.00
Time Remaining: 2d 13h 3m
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1965 Schwinn Stingray
1965 Schwinn Stingray "skyblue"-20" Model-fenderless-banana seat-muscle-USA made
$650.00
Time Remaining: 2d 21h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $650.00
Schwinn Stingray
Schwinn Stingray
$499.00
Time Remaining: 14d 6h 46m
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Schwinn Stingray Bike Orange County Choppers Black Chrome Low Rider
Schwinn Stingray Bike Orange County Choppers Black Chrome Low Rider
$199.99
Time Remaining: 27d 9h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $199.99
 1960's Green Schwinn Stingray Bike Bicycle 100% Original Vintage Unrestored
1960's Green Schwinn Stingray Bike Bicycle 100% Original Vintage Unrestored
$249.99
Time Remaining: 4d 21h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $349.99
1970 Schwinn Pea Picker Krate Bike Original Campus Green Stingray Muscle
1970 Schwinn Pea Picker Krate Bike Original Campus Green Stingray Muscle
$2,559.00
Time Remaining: 3d 21h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $2,559.00
1977 SCHWINN STINGRAY Boys Bicycle, ORIGINAL, Red, Old School, Muscle, Chicago
1977 SCHWINN STINGRAY Boys Bicycle, ORIGINAL, Red, Old School, Muscle, Chicago
$399.99
Time Remaining: 20d 21h 19m
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1970's Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5 speed Green Great Chrome ALL ORIGINAL
1970's Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5 speed Green Great Chrome ALL ORIGINAL
$750.00
Time Remaining: 2d 17h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $750.00
SCHWINN VINTAGE  20
SCHWINN VINTAGE 20" STINGRAY USED RED FRAME WITH FORKS/CRANKS/PEDALS
$195.00
Time Remaining: 10d 17h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $195.00
VINTAGE SCHWINN GIRLS STINGRAY WITH ORIGINAL BASKET 100% ORIGINAL CLEAN TOO WOW!
VINTAGE SCHWINN GIRLS STINGRAY WITH ORIGINAL BASKET 100% ORIGINAL CLEAN TOO WOW!
$325.00
Time Remaining: 9d 16h 33m
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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: 21d 1h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $950.00
1978 oc chopper schwinn stingray
1978 oc chopper schwinn stingray
$150.00
Time Remaining: 5d 18h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $250.00
1976 Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5 speed Candy Red Great Chrome.
1976 Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5 speed Candy Red Great Chrome.
$1,199.00
Time Remaining: 7d 22h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $1,199.00
Schwinn Stingray Chopper
Schwinn Stingray Chopper
$179.00
Time Remaining: 19d 9h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $179.00
Schwinn StingRay 20
Schwinn StingRay 20" Orange County Choppers Chrome Bike
$425.00
Time Remaining: 28d 14h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $425.00
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
$440.00
Time Remaining: 24d 19h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $440.00
Schwinn Orange County Chopper Stingray Bicycle
Schwinn Orange County Chopper Stingray Bicycle
$350.00
Time Remaining: 13d 20h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $350.00
1968 Schwinn
1968 Schwinn "Hollywood" Ladies Stingray Bicycle SN: HD13859
$599.00
Time Remaining: 20d 16h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $599.00
Schwinn Banana Seat for Stingray Krate Manta Ray Bike Bicycle Red
Schwinn Banana Seat for Stingray Krate Manta Ray Bike Bicycle Red
$224.99
Time Remaining: 23d 16h 28m
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Schwinn Stingray Chopper Bike red and blue
Schwinn Stingray Chopper Bike red and blue
$150.00
Time Remaining: 1d 23h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $200.00
Original Schwinn Stingray Run-a-Bout 16'' S2 REAR WHEEL
Original Schwinn Stingray Run-a-Bout 16'' S2 REAR WHEEL
$150.00
Time Remaining: 18d 17h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
Tandem Bicycle Two Vintage Bike Grips Cycling Stingray Twinn Schwinn Rare Seater
Tandem Bicycle Two Vintage Bike Grips Cycling Stingray Twinn Schwinn Rare Seater
$347.50
Time Remaining: 19d 18h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $347.50
Schwinn Manta-Ray Vintage Gold Banana Seat Stingray Polo Bike 20
Schwinn Manta-Ray Vintage Gold Banana Seat Stingray Polo Bike 20" Bicycle
$260.99
Time Remaining: 20d 17h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $260.99
vtg 90s SCHWINN stingray krate fastback chrome muscle bike RAT ROD turn signals
vtg 90s SCHWINN stingray krate fastback chrome muscle bike RAT ROD turn signals
$199.99
Time Remaining: 9d 16h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $199.99
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: 28d 13h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $899.99
Vintage Original Schwinn Stingray-Krate Checkerboard Mirror, USED, VERY NICE
Vintage Original Schwinn Stingray-Krate Checkerboard Mirror, USED, VERY NICE
$180.00
Time Remaining: 10d 22h 11m
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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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