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 1971  COTTON PICKER DISC BRAKE STINGRAY KRATE  PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED
SCHWINN 1971 COTTON PICKER DISC BRAKE STINGRAY KRATE PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED
$3,300.00
Time Remaining: 28d 13h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $3,300.00
VINTAGE 1972 SCHWINN STINGRAY CAMPUS GREEN MANTA RAY BICYCLE
VINTAGE 1972 SCHWINN STINGRAY CAMPUS GREEN MANTA RAY BICYCLE
$1,800.00
Time Remaining: 29d 22h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $1,800.00
Schwinn Stingray 1964 1965 Large Diamond NO Reflector Pedals * NOS*
Schwinn Stingray 1964 1965 Large Diamond NO Reflector Pedals * NOS*
$199.99
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $199.99
1978 Schwinn Stingray 20in Boys Bike Flamboyant Red, complete and original!
1978 Schwinn Stingray 20in Boys Bike Flamboyant Red, complete and original!
$299.00
Time Remaining: 5d 21h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $299.00
1968 Schwinn StingRay fenderless 5 speed
1968 Schwinn StingRay fenderless 5 speed
$1,500.00
Time Remaining: 24d 24m
Buy It Now for only: $1,500.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY S 2  rear wheel 1968 BENDIX RED BAND ORIGINAL SLICK
SCHWINN STINGRAY S 2 rear wheel 1968 BENDIX RED BAND ORIGINAL SLICK
$175.00
Time Remaining: 24d 2h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
Schwinn Stingray 1965 Deluxe Frame Set Guard and Fork GA
Schwinn Stingray 1965 Deluxe Frame Set Guard and Fork GA
$339.99
Time Remaining: 23d 21h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $339.99
Schwinn stingray Krate Fritz Fifty Bicycle
Schwinn stingray Krate Fritz Fifty Bicycle
$599.00
Time Remaining: 23d 16h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $599.00
1968 Schwinn Stingray Fastback Coppertone
1968 Schwinn Stingray Fastback Coppertone
$800.00
Time Remaining: 25d 1h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $800.00
1970 Schwinn Pea Picker Stingray - Krate Banana Seat
1970 Schwinn Pea Picker Stingray - Krate Banana Seat
$1,550.00
Time Remaining: 23d 9m
Buy It Now for only: $1,550.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED GREEN WITH CHROME MYLAR VERY NICE SHAPE L$$K
SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED GREEN WITH CHROME MYLAR VERY NICE SHAPE L$$K
$175.00
Time Remaining: 27d 19h 41m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
Schwinn Stingray 1968 3 Speed Stik Shift
Schwinn Stingray 1968 3 Speed Stik Shift
$600.00
Time Remaining: 25d 23h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $600.00
Vintage 1965 Schwinn Stingray Sting Ray Coppertone Bicycle Bike
Vintage 1965 Schwinn Stingray Sting Ray Coppertone Bicycle Bike
$449.99
Time Remaining: 24d 16h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $449.99
1972 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED COOPERTONE FRAME AND FRONT FORK NICE L$$K
1972 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED COOPERTONE FRAME AND FRONT FORK NICE L$$K
$255.75
Time Remaining: 23d 23h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $255.75
1970 Schwinn Stingray Apple Krate
1970 Schwinn Stingray Apple Krate
$1,700.00
Time Remaining: 23d 16h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $1,700.00
Schwinn Stingray TURN SIGNAL
Schwinn Stingray TURN SIGNAL
$155.00
Time Remaining: 23d 40m
Buy It Now for only: $155.00
1969 Schwinn Stingray Fastback All Origional Boys 20 inch Bicycle Kool Lemon
1969 Schwinn Stingray Fastback All Origional Boys 20 inch Bicycle Kool Lemon
$159.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7d 22h 41m
Rare 1967 Schwinn Stingray Orange Krate Frame
Rare 1967 Schwinn Stingray Orange Krate Frame
$485.00
Time Remaining: 24d 19h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $485.00
Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5 Speed Stick Shift Purple / Violet 1967 Nice Cond!
Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5 Speed Stick Shift Purple / Violet 1967 Nice Cond!
$1,800.00
Time Remaining: 2d 21h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $1,800.00
69 SCHWINN Stingray PEA-PICKER 5-Speed
69 SCHWINN Stingray PEA-PICKER 5-Speed
$1,250.00
Time Remaining: 25d 20h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $1,250.00
Schwinn Stingray Krate Disc Brake Wheel Nice
Schwinn Stingray Krate Disc Brake Wheel Nice
$535.00 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 50m
SCHWINN Stingray Krate Bicycle
SCHWINN Stingray Krate Bicycle
$399.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 1h 57m
1969 Schwinn Stingray Lil Tiger
1969 Schwinn Stingray Lil Tiger
$305.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 6h 59m
Schwinn 1967 Stingray Deluxe Sky Blue 2 Speed Bike w/Front Brake
Schwinn 1967 Stingray Deluxe Sky Blue 2 Speed Bike w/Front Brake
$1,999.99
Time Remaining: 25d 4h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $1,999.99
SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED WHITE WITH CHROME BANANA SEAT+ REFLECTOR TAB
SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED WHITE WITH CHROME BANANA SEAT+ REFLECTOR TAB
$227.50 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 53m
Schwinn Manta-Ray Stingray 5 Speed Stick Shift 1971 Nice Overall Condition!
Schwinn Manta-Ray Stingray 5 Speed Stick Shift 1971 Nice Overall Condition!
$999.00
Time Remaining: 23d 18h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $999.00
Original 1967 Schwinn Stingray Orange Krate Springer Front Fork
Original 1967 Schwinn Stingray Orange Krate Springer Front Fork
$225.00
Time Remaining: 24d 22h
Buy It Now for only: $225.00
VINTAGE 1963-1964 SCHWINN STINGRAY SOLO POLO MUSCLE BIKE SEAT
VINTAGE 1963-1964 SCHWINN STINGRAY SOLO POLO MUSCLE BIKE SEAT
$199.95
Time Remaining: 3h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $350.00
1973 SCHWINN FASTBACK STINGRAY 5-SPEED STIK SHIFT LEMON PEELER MUSCLE BICYCLE S5
1973 SCHWINN FASTBACK STINGRAY 5-SPEED STIK SHIFT LEMON PEELER MUSCLE BICYCLE S5
$499.95
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $499.95
Schwinn Stingray Bike Bicycle Chopper Black Chrome Limited Edition.
Schwinn Stingray Bike Bicycle Chopper Black Chrome Limited Edition.
$150.00
Time Remaining: 20d 3h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
1966 Schwinn Stingray
1966 Schwinn Stingray
$415.00
Time Remaining: 4d 19h 48m
VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY SPEEDOMETER WITH CABLE DRIVE *NOS*
VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY SPEEDOMETER WITH CABLE DRIVE *NOS*
$175.00
Time Remaining: 26d 2h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
1969 Schwinn 5x speed Stingray Green w/ Rear Slick Deluxe Krate style NO RESERVE
1969 Schwinn 5x speed Stingray Green w/ Rear Slick Deluxe Krate style NO RESERVE
$400.00
Time Remaining: 2d 6h 11m
Schwinn Stingray 1966 Junior Coppertone Very Very Clean! Rides Excellent!
Schwinn Stingray 1966 Junior Coppertone Very Very Clean! Rides Excellent!
$650.00
Time Remaining: 14d 47m
Buy It Now for only: $650.00
schwinn stingray
schwinn stingray
$165.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4h 39m
1971 Schwinn DeLuxe Stingray Blue Ser. # LG------ Original Paint Muscle Bike
1971 Schwinn DeLuxe Stingray Blue Ser. # LG------ Original Paint Muscle Bike
$475.00
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $475.00
schwinn stingray 3 speed krate
schwinn stingray 3 speed krate
$450.00
Time Remaining: 23h 36m
Schwinn Stingray Countrytime Yellow Bicycle
Schwinn Stingray Countrytime Yellow Bicycle
$300.00
Time Remaining: 9d 18h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
1970 schwinn stingray/pea picker frame
1970 schwinn stingray/pea picker frame
$150.00
Time Remaining: 16d 6h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
NOS Schwinn Stingray Seat opaque yellow 1975 Persons U.S.A.
NOS Schwinn Stingray Seat opaque yellow 1975 Persons U.S.A.
$250.00
Time Remaining: 9d 21h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $250.00

1973 SCHWINN FASTBACK STINGRAY 5-SPEED STIK SHIFT LEMON PEELER MUSCLE BICYCLE S5
1973 SCHWINN FASTBACK STINGRAY 5-SPEED STIK SHIFT LEMON PEELER MUSCLE BICYCLE S5
$499.95
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $499.95
Schwinn Stealth StingRay Chopper Bicycle Super Rare ~ Great COND ~ PICK UP ONLY
Schwinn Stealth StingRay Chopper Bicycle Super Rare ~ Great COND ~ PICK UP ONLY
$175.00
Time Remaining: 23d 20h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
Schwinn Stingray 20
Schwinn Stingray 20"" Speedometer set
$195.00
Time Remaining: 24d 21h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $195.00
Schwinn Huret Stingray Krate Speedometer Cable (LOT of 7)
Schwinn Huret Stingray Krate Speedometer Cable (LOT of 7)
$810.00
Time Remaining: 25d 4h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $810.00
SCHWINN SHIFTER 5 SPEED.STINGRAY KRATE FASTBACK BIKE MUSCLE BICYCL RESTORED XLNT
SCHWINN SHIFTER 5 SPEED.STINGRAY KRATE FASTBACK BIKE MUSCLE BICYCL RESTORED XLNT
$269.95
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 30m
1965 Schwinn Stingray Super - DeLuxe seat, white deep tufted
1965 Schwinn Stingray Super - DeLuxe seat, white deep tufted
$300.00
Time Remaining: 8d 3h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
1968  SCHWINN  FASTBACK STINGRAY RED GLITTER BANNANA SEAT WITH SILVER MYLAR
1968 SCHWINN FASTBACK STINGRAY RED GLITTER BANNANA SEAT WITH SILVER MYLAR
$199.00
Time Remaining: 3d 1h 15m
1952 SCHWINN HORNET 24
1952 SCHWINN HORNET 24" RAT ROD CRUISER BICYCLE PHANTOM B6 DX VINTAGE STINGRAY!
$159.95
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $159.95
1974 Schwinn Stingray SF Giants bike
1974 Schwinn Stingray SF Giants bike
$475.00
Time Remaining: 28d 1h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $475.00
Original Schwinn Stingray Manta-Ray Bike Chain Guard Bicycle Krate Orange NICE!
Original Schwinn Stingray Manta-Ray Bike Chain Guard Bicycle Krate Orange NICE!
$455.00
Time Remaining: 17d 1h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $455.00
Schwinn ramshorn handlebars vintage Krate Stingray Fastback
Schwinn ramshorn handlebars vintage Krate Stingray Fastback
$200.00
Time Remaining: 6d 23h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $280.00
Schwinn 1980 Stingray Vintage Bicycle 20
Schwinn 1980 Stingray Vintage Bicycle 20" Single Speed
$499.00
Time Remaining: 1d 2h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $499.00
Schwinn Stingray Krate ATOM Drum Brake 16
Schwinn Stingray Krate ATOM Drum Brake 16" Front Wheel Assembly S7
$226.99
Time Remaining: 5d 11h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $226.99
Schwinn 1974 Stingray Vintage Junior Bicycle 20
Schwinn 1974 Stingray Vintage Junior Bicycle 20" Single Speed
$399.00
Time Remaining: 22d 19h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $399.00
PERSONS / SCHWINN 1960'S / 70'S STINGRAY RED GLITTER ORGINAL BANANA SEAT
PERSONS / SCHWINN 1960'S / 70'S STINGRAY RED GLITTER ORGINAL BANANA SEAT
$150.00
Time Remaining: 4d 23h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
1976 Schwinn stingray fully restored
1976 Schwinn stingray fully restored
$350.00
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $350.00
Schwinn Fastback 5 Speed Stingray Bicycle
Schwinn Fastback 5 Speed Stingray Bicycle
$1,999.00
Time Remaining: 28d 16h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $1,999.00
Schwinn Stingray 5 Speed Stick Shift 1973 (Last Year of the Stick Shift)!
Schwinn Stingray 5 Speed Stick Shift 1973 (Last Year of the Stick Shift)!
$1,550.00
Time Remaining: 11d 19h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $1,550.00
1970 Schwinn 5 speed  Fastback StingRay Frame Fork  guard  Barn find condition
1970 Schwinn 5 speed Fastback StingRay Frame Fork guard Barn find condition
$225.00
Time Remaining: 21d 17h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $225.00
Vintage Roadmaster 20
Vintage Roadmaster 20" muscle Schwinn Stingray, Krate, Ghost, Fastback boys bike
$475.00
Time Remaining: 23d 20h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $475.00
Schwinn Stingray O.C. chopper motorized bicycle
Schwinn Stingray O.C. chopper motorized bicycle
$695.00
Time Remaining: 9d 4h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $695.00
Vintage SCHWINN STINGRAY Black & Silver Glitter SMOOTHIE Banana Seat PERSONS USA
Vintage SCHWINN STINGRAY Black & Silver Glitter SMOOTHIE Banana Seat PERSONS USA
$179.95
Time Remaining: 28d 4h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $179.95
Schwinn Stingray Orange County Chopper Purple Bicycle
Schwinn Stingray Orange County Chopper Purple Bicycle
$225.00
Time Remaining: 16d 1h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $225.00
Schwinn stingray Hollywood cruiser
Schwinn stingray Hollywood cruiser
$190.00
Time Remaining: 16d 3h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $190.00
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: 1d 6h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $950.00
Schwinn 1977 Stingray Vintage Junior Bicycle 20
Schwinn 1977 Stingray Vintage Junior Bicycle 20" Single Speed NICE!!!!!!!!
$400.00
Time Remaining: 3d 17h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $400.00
Vintage Sears Screamer Butterfly Handlebars Stingray Ramhorn Schwinn Muscle Bike
Vintage Sears Screamer Butterfly Handlebars Stingray Ramhorn Schwinn Muscle Bike
$250.00
Time Remaining: 24d 10h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $250.00
VINTAGE SCHWINN
VINTAGE SCHWINN "STINGRAY" 3 SPEED SKY BLUE BIKE WITH CHAIN GUARD
$499.99
Time Remaining: 14d 4h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $499.99
1964 USA SCHWINN STINGRAY SUPER DELUXE BICYCLE BLUE LOCAL PICKUP ONLY
1964 USA SCHWINN STINGRAY SUPER DELUXE BICYCLE BLUE LOCAL PICKUP ONLY
$2,950.00
Time Remaining: 21d 17h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $2,950.00
Schwinn Stingray Orange County Collectors Edition Bicycle
Schwinn Stingray Orange County Collectors Edition Bicycle
$275.00
Time Remaining: 11d 19h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $275.00
Schwinn Stingray; Green Krate model s2998wm REPLICA
Schwinn Stingray; Green Krate model s2998wm REPLICA
$695.00
Time Remaining: 28d 4h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $695.00
ORANGE COUNTY CHOPPERS CHOPPER SCHWINN BIKE STINGRAY BIKE
ORANGE COUNTY CHOPPERS CHOPPER SCHWINN BIKE STINGRAY BIKE
$195.00
Time Remaining: 28d 18h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $195.00
Original Vintage 1976 Schwinn 3 Speed Stingray Bike Bicycle Krate Ghost Picker
Original Vintage 1976 Schwinn 3 Speed Stingray Bike Bicycle Krate Ghost Picker
$699.99
Time Remaining: 28d 21h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $699.99
old school bmx road bike Schwinn Stingray RED BANANA SEAT BIKE Bicycle
old school bmx road bike Schwinn Stingray RED BANANA SEAT BIKE Bicycle
$275.00
Time Remaining: 15d 3h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $275.00
Vintage PERSONS 1960`s WHITE VINYL Chrome Mylar BANANA SEAT Schwinn Stingray
Vintage PERSONS 1960`s WHITE VINYL Chrome Mylar BANANA SEAT Schwinn Stingray
$199.95
Time Remaining: 20d 3h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $199.95
1968 Schwinn Apple Krate old School Stingray Stikshift Chopper Muscle Bike 5 spd
1968 Schwinn Apple Krate old School Stingray Stikshift Chopper Muscle Bike 5 spd
$2,500.00
Time Remaining: 29d 50m
Buy It Now for only: $2,500.00
Vintage PERSONS USA `Pleated` RED / BLACK Glitter BANANA SEAT Schwinn Stingray
Vintage PERSONS USA `Pleated` RED / BLACK Glitter BANANA SEAT Schwinn Stingray
$159.95
Time Remaining: 20d 3h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $159.95
Vintage PERSONS USA Red / Black Glitter BANANA SEAT Schwinn Stingray SMOOTHIE
Vintage PERSONS USA Red / Black Glitter BANANA SEAT Schwinn Stingray SMOOTHIE
$169.95
Time Remaining: 20d 3h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $169.95
Vintage 1983 Schwinn Lil Chik girls bike Stingray with Schwinn training wheels
Vintage 1983 Schwinn Lil Chik girls bike Stingray with Schwinn training wheels
$180.00
Time Remaining: 13d 20h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $180.00
100% ORIGINAL VINTAGE AMX SWIFT HORNET STINGRAY BIKE MUSCLE BIKE BICYCLE SCHWINN
100% ORIGINAL VINTAGE AMX SWIFT HORNET STINGRAY BIKE MUSCLE BIKE BICYCLE SCHWINN
$499.99
Time Remaining: 13d 22h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $499.99

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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