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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1965 Vintage Schwinn Red Stingray
1965 Vintage Schwinn Red Stingray
$150.00
Time Remaining: 12h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $200.00
Schwinn Stingray TURN SIGNAL
Schwinn Stingray TURN SIGNAL
$160.00
Time Remaining: 19d 9h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $160.00
1974 SCHWINN FASTBACK STINGRAY BOYS SUNSET ORANGE VINTAGE 5 SPEED BICYCLE!
1974 SCHWINN FASTBACK STINGRAY BOYS SUNSET ORANGE VINTAGE 5 SPEED BICYCLE!
$202.49 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 45m
SCHWINN 1966 STINGRAY RARE  SILVER GLITTER SMOOTHIE BANANA SEAT
SCHWINN 1966 STINGRAY RARE SILVER GLITTER SMOOTHIE BANANA SEAT
$175.00
Time Remaining: 20h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
1965 SCHWINN STINGRAY ORIGINAL LIME PAINT FRAME, FORK AND PARTS
1965 SCHWINN STINGRAY ORIGINAL LIME PAINT FRAME, FORK AND PARTS
$250.00
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 44m
Red 16
Red 16" Schwinn Stingray Scrambler Muscle Bike w/ original paint
$249.95
Time Remaining: 9d 3h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $249.95
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
$710.00 (69 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 49m
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: 29d 11h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $385.00
Schwinn 1973 Stingray Flamboyant Red Clean Cool NO Reserve
Schwinn 1973 Stingray Flamboyant Red Clean Cool NO Reserve
$223.16 (16 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 19m
1969 Schwinn Stingray
1969 Schwinn Stingray "Pea Picker"
$1,500.00
Time Remaining: 28d 6h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $1,500.00
1999 Schwinn Stingray Orange Krate
1999 Schwinn Stingray Orange Krate
$250.00
Time Remaining: 2d 3h 31m
1969 Schwinn Stingray
1969 Schwinn Stingray "Lemon Peeler"
$1,500.00
Time Remaining: 29d 5h
Buy It Now for only: $1,500.00
1966 Schwinn Stingray Fastback Bike Sky Blue Banana Stick Shift Krate
1966 Schwinn Stingray Fastback Bike Sky Blue Banana Stick Shift Krate
$499.99
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 3m
1972 Schwinn Stingray
1972 Schwinn Stingray "Pea Picker" Disc Brake Bike
$2,900.00
Time Remaining: 28d 6h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $2,900.00
1971 Schwinn Stingray bike
1971 Schwinn Stingray bike
$400.00
Time Remaining: 3d 1h 58m
SCHWINN STINGRAY 1964 SISSY BAR *NOS*
SCHWINN STINGRAY 1964 SISSY BAR *NOS*
$175.00
Time Remaining: 20h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
schwinn vintage bike stingray krate bicycle rams horn fastback pedals ramshorn *
schwinn vintage bike stingray krate bicycle rams horn fastback pedals ramshorn *
$150.00
Time Remaining: 3d 13h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
1977 Schwinn Hornet Stingray old school BMX  type bike
1977 Schwinn Hornet Stingray old school BMX type bike
$235.00
Time Remaining: 28d 7h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $235.00
1972 Schwinn Stingray bicycle.  No reserve.
1972 Schwinn Stingray bicycle. No reserve.
$229.50 (34 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 13h 30m
1968 68 Schwinn Orange Krate Vintage 5 speed Restored Stingray Atom Drum
1968 68 Schwinn Orange Krate Vintage 5 speed Restored Stingray Atom Drum
$605.67 (14 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 13h 38m
1965 (GA) Coppertone Schwinn Stingray Frame Fork and Chainguard Original Paint
1965 (GA) Coppertone Schwinn Stingray Frame Fork and Chainguard Original Paint
$250.00
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $250.00
Schwinn Stingray - 1973
Schwinn Stingray - 1973
$400.00
Time Remaining: 4d 15h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $650.00
1967 Schwinn Stingray Rams Horn Fastback
1967 Schwinn Stingray Rams Horn Fastback
$850.00
Time Remaining: 13d 10h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $850.00
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: 5d 7h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $775.00
NOS SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 1966 UP SMALL CAP 1/2
NOS SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 1966 UP SMALL CAP 1/2 " AXLES BICYCLE BOW PEDALS
$250.00
Time Remaining: 23d 12h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $250.00
Schwinn Stingray Lil Chik Bicycle, Vintage Banana Seat Muscle Bike
Schwinn Stingray Lil Chik Bicycle, Vintage Banana Seat Muscle Bike
$150.00
Time Remaining: 5d 15h 19m
SCHWINN 1966 STINGRAY RARE  SILVER GLITTER SMOOTHIE BANANA SEAT
SCHWINN 1966 STINGRAY RARE SILVER GLITTER SMOOTHIE BANANA SEAT
$225.00
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $225.00
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
$800.00
Time Remaining: 6d 4h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $1,050.00
SCHWINN LEMON PEELER STINGRAY FASTBACK LOWRIDER MUSCLE BEACH BICYCLE TWISTED
SCHWINN LEMON PEELER STINGRAY FASTBACK LOWRIDER MUSCLE BEACH BICYCLE TWISTED
$990.00
Time Remaining: 6d 10h 41m
Buy It Now for only: $990.00
Schwinn Stingray Deluxe
Schwinn Stingray Deluxe
$600.00
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 2m
Parting out 1969 Schwinn 20
Parting out 1969 Schwinn 20" Stingray Cotton Picker S-2 slick S-7 16" springer
$671.30
Time Remaining: 29d 14m
Buy It Now for only: $671.30
Schwinn Krate Twin Stingray Rare Year 1968 (Beautifully Restored!!)
Schwinn Krate Twin Stingray Rare Year 1968 (Beautifully Restored!!)
$1,800.00
Time Remaining: 2d 11h 1m
NOS 1963 / 64 SCHWINN STINGRAY 20' S-7 CENTER STAMPED CHROME 28 SPOKE WHEEL RARE
NOS 1963 / 64 SCHWINN STINGRAY 20' S-7 CENTER STAMPED CHROME 28 SPOKE WHEEL RARE
$175.00
Time Remaining: 23d 8h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
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: 2d 11h 2m
1980 Schwinn Stingray red/yellow ORIGINAL SURVIVOR
1980 Schwinn Stingray red/yellow ORIGINAL SURVIVOR
$750.00
Time Remaining: 29d 14h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $750.00
Schwinn StingRay 1969 Koal Krate Five Speed
Schwinn StingRay 1969 Koal Krate Five Speed
$3,500.00
Time Remaining: 2d 11h 3m
Schwinn stingray chopper
Schwinn stingray chopper "spoiler series" limited edition
$800.00
Time Remaining: 6d 15h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $800.00
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: 2d 11h 3m
SCHWINN STINGRAY RUN ABOUT brown (1968)
SCHWINN STINGRAY RUN ABOUT brown (1968)
$2,000.00
Time Remaining: 2d 16h 57m
1979 Schwinn Stingray blue/silver ORIGINAL SURVIVOR
1979 Schwinn Stingray blue/silver ORIGINAL SURVIVOR
$750.00
Time Remaining: 17d 9h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $750.00

Attic Find! 1971 Schwinn Stingray Cotton Picker Krate! Nice original w/ manual !
Attic Find! 1971 Schwinn Stingray Cotton Picker Krate! Nice original w/ manual !
$2,500.00
Time Remaining: 29d 15h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $2,500.00
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
$710.00 (69 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 49m
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: 29d 11h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $385.00
1969 Schwinn Stingray FASTBACK frame and forks LEMON dated DEC. of 69 yellow
1969 Schwinn Stingray FASTBACK frame and forks LEMON dated DEC. of 69 yellow
$175.00
Time Remaining: 15d 10h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
Orange County Choppers Schwinn Stingray Bike
Orange County Choppers Schwinn Stingray Bike
$150.00
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
Schwinn Stingray Junior - 1974 (MODEL BK530879) Almost ALL ORIGINAL -see desc.
Schwinn Stingray Junior - 1974 (MODEL BK530879) Almost ALL ORIGINAL -see desc.
$200.00
Time Remaining: 4d 13h 3m
Parting out 1969 Schwinn 20
Parting out 1969 Schwinn 20" Stingray Cotton Picker S-2 slick S-7 16" springer
$671.30
Time Remaining: 29d 14m
Buy It Now for only: $671.30
1975 SCHWINN FLAME STINGRAY Bicycle, 12
1975 SCHWINN FLAME STINGRAY Bicycle, 12"/30 cm (GR1005744)
$199.99
Time Remaining: 7d 11h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $199.99
Schwinn Stingray - Green With All Original Parts - Fair Condition
Schwinn Stingray - Green With All Original Parts - Fair Condition
$380.00
Time Remaining: 5d 22h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $380.00
Schwinn Stingray Fastback Bicycle Frame
Schwinn Stingray Fastback Bicycle Frame
$175.00
Time Remaining: 4d 17h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
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: 2d 12h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $2,150.00
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
$500.00
Time Remaining: 15d 10h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $500.00
1967 SCHWINN Stingray   FASTBACK RAMSHORN   frame forks chainguard CAMPUS GREEN
1967 SCHWINN Stingray FASTBACK RAMSHORN frame forks chainguard CAMPUS GREEN
$275.00
Time Remaining: 6d 8h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $275.00
1967 Schwinn Stingray 5-Speed Fastback
1967 Schwinn Stingray 5-Speed Fastback
$850.00
Time Remaining: 5d 3h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $1,225.00
1977 Schwinn Stingray Boys Bicycle, Origional, Red, Old School, Muscle, Chicago
1977 Schwinn Stingray Boys Bicycle, Origional, Red, Old School, Muscle, Chicago
$595.00
Time Remaining: 7d 5h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $595.00
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: 1d 16h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $1,750.00
 SCHWINN 1962 Stingray Fairlady All Original Unrestored Collector Special
SCHWINN 1962 Stingray Fairlady All Original Unrestored Collector Special
$247.00
Time Remaining: 5d 7h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $247.00
 Vintage 1966 Schwinn Fastback Stingray, 5 speed stick shift
Vintage 1966 Schwinn Fastback Stingray, 5 speed stick shift
$1,500.00
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 28m
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: 15d 2h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
1966 SCHWINN Stingray  BANANA SEAT SILVERGLOW
1966 SCHWINN Stingray BANANA SEAT SILVERGLOW "smooth" Rare 1 year only model 66
$200.00
Time Remaining: 7d 1h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $200.00
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: 6d 8h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
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: 16d 3h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $260.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY RUN ABOUT brown (1968)
SCHWINN STINGRAY RUN ABOUT brown (1968)
$2,000.00
Time Remaining: 2d 16h 57m
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: 6d 15h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $950.00
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: 2d 13h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
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: 6d 8h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $200.00
Schwinn Stingray Lemon Peeler Vintage 5 Speed Rare !
Schwinn Stingray Lemon Peeler Vintage 5 Speed Rare !
$1,199.99
Time Remaining: 3d 11h 29m
1966 SCHWINN TYPHOON stingray fastback krate bike. GREAT RESTORE CONDITION.
1966 SCHWINN TYPHOON stingray fastback krate bike. GREAT RESTORE CONDITION.
$400.00
Time Remaining: 9h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $400.00
schwinn stingray orange county chopper
schwinn stingray orange county chopper
$200.00
Time Remaining: 22d 6h 38m
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: 9d 7h
Buy It Now for only: $199.99
1976 Schwinn Stingray FAIRLADY 20
1976 Schwinn Stingray FAIRLADY 20 ",PINK FLOWER banana seat
$215.00
Time Remaining: 5d 3h 52m
ORIGINAL Vintage 1963 1/2 SCHWINN J-38 Boys Fenderless STINGRAY Bicycle S-2 S-7
ORIGINAL Vintage 1963 1/2 SCHWINN J-38 Boys Fenderless STINGRAY Bicycle S-2 S-7
$1,699.00
Time Remaining: 26d 6h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $1,699.00
 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
$449.00
Time Remaining: 3d 8h
Buy It Now for only: $449.00
 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: 20d 9h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $599.00

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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