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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1967 SCHWINN STINGRAY COASTER BRAKE VIOLET BARN FIND KRATE
1967 SCHWINN STINGRAY COASTER BRAKE VIOLET BARN FIND KRATE
$225.00
Time Remaining: 7h 6m
SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE MAG SPROCKET 69-73 *NOS*
SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE MAG SPROCKET 69-73 *NOS*
$165.00
Time Remaining: 6d 1h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $165.00
Schwinn Stingray Junior Kool Lemon Banana Bicycle 1972 Rare
Schwinn Stingray Junior Kool Lemon Banana Bicycle 1972 Rare
$269.99
Time Remaining: 15h 10m
Schwinn Stingray TURN SIGNAL
Schwinn Stingray TURN SIGNAL
$150.00
Time Remaining: 18d 7h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
1970 Schwinn Stingray Fastback Kool Lemon Bicycle Vintage Banana
1970 Schwinn Stingray Fastback Kool Lemon Bicycle Vintage Banana
$199.99
Time Remaining: 16h 7m
Vintage schwinn stingray 1973 captain america
Vintage schwinn stingray 1973 captain america
$450.00
Time Remaining: 5d 12h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $450.00
Schwinn Original Stingray Deluxe
Schwinn Original Stingray Deluxe
$305.00
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $450.00
Red 16
Red 16" Schwinn Stingray Scrambler Muscle Bike
$249.95
Time Remaining: 28d 4h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $249.95
1977 SCHWINN STINGRAY BOYS MUSCLE BIKE VINTAGE ORANGE KRATE BICYCLE S2+S7 BANANA
1977 SCHWINN STINGRAY BOYS MUSCLE BIKE VINTAGE ORANGE KRATE BICYCLE S2+S7 BANANA
$355.75 (75 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 31m
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Apple Krate 1970 Excellent Survivor 100% Original !!!!!
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Apple Krate 1970 Excellent Survivor 100% Original !!!!!
$1,103.00 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 46m
SCHWINN STINGRAY 1964 DATED FORK ORIGINAL BLUE PAINT !
SCHWINN STINGRAY 1964 DATED FORK ORIGINAL BLUE PAINT !
$200.00
Time Remaining: 29d 11h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $200.00
Schwinn Stingray Fastback Bicycle, vintage, great shape
Schwinn Stingray Fastback Bicycle, vintage, great shape
$249.00
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 37m
SCHWINN STINGRAY 1968 3 SPEED SHIFTER WITH ORIGINAL BAG *NOS*
SCHWINN STINGRAY 1968 3 SPEED SHIFTER WITH ORIGINAL BAG *NOS*
$450.00
Time Remaining: 6d 1h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $450.00
SCHWINN WASP HORNET PHANTOM B6 HEAVY DUTI  STINGRAY PANTHER VINTAGE RAT ROD
SCHWINN WASP HORNET PHANTOM B6 HEAVY DUTI STINGRAY PANTHER VINTAGE RAT ROD
$225.00
Time Remaining: 2d 15h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE SPRINGER FORK PARTS LOT 68-73 *NOS*
SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE SPRINGER FORK PARTS LOT 68-73 *NOS*
$250.00
Time Remaining: 6d 52m
Buy It Now for only: $250.00
1974 VINTAGE SCHWINN JUNIOR STINGRAY BICYCLE
1974 VINTAGE SCHWINN JUNIOR STINGRAY BICYCLE
$260.00
Time Remaining: 3d 6h 10m
SCHWINN STINGRAY LOWRIDER MUSCLE BIKE BEACH CRUISER BIKE BICYCLE TWISTED VINTAGE
SCHWINN STINGRAY LOWRIDER MUSCLE BIKE BEACH CRUISER BIKE BICYCLE TWISTED VINTAGE
$250.00
Time Remaining: 3d 8h 32m
SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE RARE OPTIONAL WINDSHIELD *NOS*
SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE RARE OPTIONAL WINDSHIELD *NOS*
$350.00
Time Remaining: 3d 55m
Buy It Now for only: $350.00
SCHWINN GREY GHOST STINGRAY LOWRIDER MUSCLE BEACH BICYCLE TWISTED VINTAGE
SCHWINN GREY GHOST STINGRAY LOWRIDER MUSCLE BEACH BICYCLE TWISTED VINTAGE
$450.00
Time Remaining: 3d 8h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $900.00
Schwinn Stingray Krate 1968 ALL ORIGINAL 100%
Schwinn Stingray Krate 1968 ALL ORIGINAL 100%
$3,000.00
Time Remaining: 6d 6h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $3,000.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY BIKE 1968  20
SCHWINN STINGRAY BIKE 1968 20" DELUXE 3 SPEED COPPERTONE STING RAY BICYCLE
$775.00
Time Remaining: 5d 18h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $1,200.00
Girls Stingray Bicycle Banana Seat Bike USA Streamers Schwinn Mint Sidewalk Gift
Girls Stingray Bicycle Banana Seat Bike USA Streamers Schwinn Mint Sidewalk Gift
$179.99
Time Remaining: 29d 21h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $179.99
Schwinn Fritz Fifty 50th Anniversary 20
Schwinn Fritz Fifty 50th Anniversary 20" Chrome Stingray
$500.00
Time Remaining: 8d 17h 7m
1968 Schwinn Stingray Bike Fastback Kool Lemon Stick Shift Sting Ray Bicycle
1968 Schwinn Stingray Bike Fastback Kool Lemon Stick Shift Sting Ray Bicycle
$599.99
Time Remaining: 14h
SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE TURNSIGNAL SEALED IN FACTORY PLASTIC *NOS*
SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE TURNSIGNAL SEALED IN FACTORY PLASTIC *NOS*
$350.00
Time Remaining: 4d 1h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $350.00
Muscle Bike - Banana Seat - Sears Spyder - Schwinn Style Stingray
Muscle Bike - Banana Seat - Sears Spyder - Schwinn Style Stingray
$275.00
Time Remaining: 15h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $360.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE FASTBACK CHAINGUARD SUPER NICE CHROME
SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE FASTBACK CHAINGUARD SUPER NICE CHROME
$150.00
Time Remaining: 3d 57m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
 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 13h 49m
1969 Schwinn Stingray
1969 Schwinn Stingray "Lemon Peeler"
$1,500.00
Time Remaining: 8d 7h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $1,500.00
Schwinn Stingray Orange Krate, Apple, Krate & Pea Picker Krate 1/6 Scale bikes++
Schwinn Stingray Orange Krate, Apple, Krate & Pea Picker Krate 1/6 Scale bikes++
$230.00
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
SCHWINN  STINGRAY DE LUXE 5 SPEED STIK SHIFT LEMON YELLOW SUSPENSION SISSY BAR !
SCHWINN STINGRAY DE LUXE 5 SPEED STIK SHIFT LEMON YELLOW SUSPENSION SISSY BAR !
$549.99
Time Remaining: 2d 15h 4m
VINTAGE SCHWINN LIL TIGER BICYCLE BLUE STINGRAY MUSCLEBIKE USA
VINTAGE SCHWINN LIL TIGER BICYCLE BLUE STINGRAY MUSCLEBIKE USA
$199.99
Time Remaining: 4d 23h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $199.99
Girls Schwinn s1615 Stingray Chopper Purple &  Pink Rare Collector Bike Bicycle
Girls Schwinn s1615 Stingray Chopper Purple & Pink Rare Collector Bike Bicycle
$150.00
Time Remaining: 3d 10h 10m
1980 Schwinn Stingray red/yellow ORIGINAL SURVIVOR
1980 Schwinn Stingray red/yellow ORIGINAL SURVIVOR
$750.00
Time Remaining: 8d 16h 36m
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: 4d 15h 32m
1979 Schwinn Stingray blue/silver ORIGINAL SURVIVOR
1979 Schwinn Stingray blue/silver ORIGINAL SURVIVOR
$750.00
Time Remaining: 26d 11h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $750.00
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: 4d 15h 33m
1979 Schwinn Hurricane Stingray old school BMX  type bike
1979 Schwinn Hurricane Stingray old school BMX type bike
$325.00
Time Remaining: 7d 9h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $325.00
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: 4d 15h 33m
Schwinn StingRay 1969 Koal Krate Five Speed
Schwinn StingRay 1969 Koal Krate Five Speed
$3,500.00
Time Remaining: 4d 15h 33m

1981 Schwinn Stingray Boys Bicycle, Original, yellow & Red, Old School Chicago
1981 Schwinn Stingray Boys Bicycle, Original, yellow & Red, Old School Chicago
$175.00
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY COUNTRY TIME LEMONADE EDITION BARN FIND LQQK!!!
SCHWINN STINGRAY COUNTRY TIME LEMONADE EDITION BARN FIND LQQK!!!
$177.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7h 35m
1970 SCHWINN ORANGE KRATE frame  STINGRAY DISC BRAKE FRAME
1970 SCHWINN ORANGE KRATE frame STINGRAY DISC BRAKE FRAME
$299.99
Time Remaining: 27d 6h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $299.99
VINTAGE SCHWINN APPROVED STINGRAY SPEEDOMETER WITH CABLE
VINTAGE SCHWINN APPROVED STINGRAY SPEEDOMETER WITH CABLE
$199.00
Time Remaining: 25d 8h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $199.00
1968 Schwinn Stingray Campus Green
1968 Schwinn Stingray Campus Green
$255.00 (31 Bids)
Time Remaining: 18h 2m
1975 Schwinn Stingray Scrambler Muscle Bike All Original Old School BMX Museum
1975 Schwinn Stingray Scrambler Muscle Bike All Original Old School BMX Museum
$3,500.00
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $3,500.00
Schwinn Lemon Peeler Stingray Krate Seat
Schwinn Lemon Peeler Stingray Krate Seat
$190.00
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $190.00
1976 Schwinn Stingray
1976 Schwinn Stingray
$300.00
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 28m
schwinn orange county chopper stingray
schwinn orange county chopper stingray
$165.00
Time Remaining: 7d 15h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $165.00
PERSONS Solo Polo  seat for Schwinn Stingray 1963 1964 1965
PERSONS Solo Polo seat for Schwinn Stingray 1963 1964 1965
$175.00
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
1969 apple krate schwinn 5speed stingray, S-2, S-7, original paint.
1969 apple krate schwinn 5speed stingray, S-2, S-7, original paint.
$1,200.00 (29 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 7h 35m
Schwinn Stingray Lemon Peeler Vintage 5 Speed Rare !
Schwinn Stingray Lemon Peeler Vintage 5 Speed Rare !
$1,049.99
Time Remaining: 12d 18h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $1,049.99
PERSONS Deluxe Solo Polo  seat for Schwinn Stingray 1963 1964 1965
PERSONS Deluxe Solo Polo seat for Schwinn Stingray 1963 1964 1965
$220.00
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $220.00
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: 6d 10h 4m
VINTAGE SCHWINN SUPER DELUXE STINGRAY 20
VINTAGE SCHWINN SUPER DELUXE STINGRAY 20" S2/S7 WHEEL SET
$399.00
Time Remaining: 25d 11h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $399.00
Vintage Original Schwinn 20inch 3 Speed Stingray Bike JP538079 Red
Vintage Original Schwinn 20inch 3 Speed Stingray Bike JP538079 Red
$300.00
Time Remaining: 27d 8h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
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: 6d 18h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $700.00
Orange County Choppers Schwinn Stingray Bike
Orange County Choppers Schwinn Stingray Bike
$150.00
Time Remaining: 13d 12h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
1973 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK SUNSET ORANGE BANANA SEAT HAS REFLECTOR TAB NICE!
1973 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK SUNSET ORANGE BANANA SEAT HAS REFLECTOR TAB NICE!
$225.00
Time Remaining: 23d 8h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $225.00
Schwinn Stingray Snowboard, late 90s
Schwinn Stingray Snowboard, late 90s
$600.00
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $800.00
Schwinn Orange County StingRay Chopper
Schwinn Orange County StingRay Chopper
$160.00
Time Remaining: 10d 14h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $160.00
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
$1,449.00
Time Remaining: 5d 8h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $1,449.00
 SCHWINN 1962 Stingray Fairlady All Original Unrestored Collector Special
SCHWINN 1962 Stingray Fairlady All Original Unrestored Collector Special
$199.00
Time Remaining: 14d 11h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $199.00
1972 Schwinn Stingray Fair Lady Pink Flower Banana Seat  MH583443
1972 Schwinn Stingray Fair Lady Pink Flower Banana Seat MH583443
$249.00
Time Remaining: 2d 18h 32m
1975 SCHWINN FLAME STINGRAY Bicycle, 12
1975 SCHWINN FLAME STINGRAY Bicycle, 12"/30 cm (GR1005744)
$199.99
Time Remaining: 16d 14h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $199.99
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: 16d 8h
Buy It Now for only: $595.00
Vintage Schwinn Stingray RED GLITTER Chrome Mylar Stripes USA Banana Seat
Vintage Schwinn Stingray RED GLITTER Chrome Mylar Stripes USA Banana Seat
$215.00
Time Remaining: 3d 17h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $286.00
 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
$549.00
Time Remaining: 29d 11h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $549.00
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 18h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $950.00
 Vintage Schwinn stingray 5 speed yellow
Vintage Schwinn stingray 5 speed yellow
$599.00
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 9m
Vintage Schwinn stingray manta ray one owner bike
Vintage Schwinn stingray manta ray one owner bike
$900.00
Time Remaining: 20d 9h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $900.00
Sturmey Archer X-FD Drum Brake Front Wheel 16
Sturmey Archer X-FD Drum Brake Front Wheel 16" Schwinn Stingray Krate Grey Ghost
$155.00
Time Remaining: 12d 14h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $155.00
 ORIGINAL STINGRAY Bicycle SCHWINN BOYS FLAMES BLUE AND RED
ORIGINAL STINGRAY Bicycle SCHWINN BOYS FLAMES BLUE AND RED
$300.00
Time Remaining: 5d 2h 40m
schwinn stingray orange county chopper
schwinn stingray orange county chopper
$200.00
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $200.00
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: 8d 14h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $385.00
schwinn  stingray crate  5 speed  shifter cable and derailleur   #00335
schwinn stingray crate 5 speed shifter cable and derailleur #00335
$150.00
Time Remaining: 6d 8h 35m
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
$175.99
Time Remaining: 18d 9h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $175.99
Schwinn Stingray red/yellow ORIGINAL SURVIVOR
Schwinn Stingray red/yellow ORIGINAL SURVIVOR
$350.00
Time Remaining: 10h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $350.00
Old School BMX Schwinn Scrambler Skyway Tuff Wheels Stingray Haro
Old School BMX Schwinn Scrambler Skyway Tuff Wheels Stingray Haro
$249.99
Time Remaining: 6d 15h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $324.99
SCHWINN STINGRAY CHOPPER 3 SPEED RED & BLACK COLOR
SCHWINN STINGRAY CHOPPER 3 SPEED RED & BLACK COLOR
$299.00
Time Remaining: 11d 11h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $299.00

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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