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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Classic Yellow and Red Schwinn Stingray
Classic Yellow and Red Schwinn Stingray
$157.50 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 24m
SCHWINN STINGRAY COPPERTONE CHAINGUARD 63 64 65
SCHWINN STINGRAY COPPERTONE CHAINGUARD 63 64 65
$165.00
Time Remaining: 3d 13h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $165.00
Schwinn Cotton Picker Krate Stingray January 1970 Original Bicycle Muscle Bike
Schwinn Cotton Picker Krate Stingray January 1970 Original Bicycle Muscle Bike
$1,750.00
Time Remaining: 4d 11h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $1,750.00
Red 16
Red 16" Schwinn Stingray Scrambler Muscle Bike
$249.95
Time Remaining: 28d 14m
Buy It Now for only: $249.95
1971 Schwinn Stingray bike
1971 Schwinn Stingray bike
$425.00
Time Remaining: 20h 31m
Schwinn Stingray TURN SIGNAL
Schwinn Stingray TURN SIGNAL
$150.00
Time Remaining: 29d 5h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
Black Schwinn Stingray Bike
Black Schwinn Stingray Bike
$175.00
Time Remaining: 28d 9h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
1971 Schwinn Manta Ray 5 Speed Bicycle Silver Mist muscle bike stingray Krate
1971 Schwinn Manta Ray 5 Speed Bicycle Silver Mist muscle bike stingray Krate
$550.00
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 40m
Black Schwinn Stingray Bike
Black Schwinn Stingray Bike
$175.00
Time Remaining: 5d 8h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
1969 Schwinn Stingray De Luxe 3 speed with stik shift /  I believe re paint
1969 Schwinn Stingray De Luxe 3 speed with stik shift / I believe re paint
$750.00
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $750.00
66 original schwinn fastback stingray. Mussle bike
66 original schwinn fastback stingray. Mussle bike
$400.00 (39 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 31m
Schwinn Stingray Jr Bicycle
Schwinn Stingray Jr Bicycle
$275.00
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $275.00
Schwinn FANTASY Stingray 5 speed Midget Runabout 1968 Bicycle Muscle Bike
Schwinn FANTASY Stingray 5 speed Midget Runabout 1968 Bicycle Muscle Bike
$285.00
Time Remaining: 5d 9h
Buy It Now for only: $285.00
1969 Orange Krate - Schwinn Stingray - BEAUTIFUL
1969 Orange Krate - Schwinn Stingray - BEAUTIFUL
$900.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 2h 22m
1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY APPLE KRATE 5 SPEED CHAINGUARD VERY NICE SHAPE L$$K!!!!
1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY APPLE KRATE 5 SPEED CHAINGUARD VERY NICE SHAPE L$$K!!!!
$250.00
Time Remaining: 24d 4h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $250.00
1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED BLACK FRAME FORK AND CHAINGUARD RARE L$$K
1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED BLACK FRAME FORK AND CHAINGUARD RARE L$$K
$175.00
Time Remaining: 24d 9h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
1968 Schwinn 5 Speed Stingray Fastback *Black and Sweeeeeeeeeeeet*
1968 Schwinn 5 Speed Stingray Fastback *Black and Sweeeeeeeeeeeet*
$725.00
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $975.00
NOS SCHWINN DISC KRATE STINGRAY SUPER DELUXE WINDSHIELD COMPLETE MINTY
NOS SCHWINN DISC KRATE STINGRAY SUPER DELUXE WINDSHIELD COMPLETE MINTY
$400.00
Time Remaining: 4h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $400.00
1971 Schwinn Stingray Krate COTTON PICKER
1971 Schwinn Stingray Krate COTTON PICKER
$1,850.00
Time Remaining: 17d 1h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $1,850.00
1965 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe All Original Survivor Opalescent Violet HA Aug 65
1965 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe All Original Survivor Opalescent Violet HA Aug 65
$699.00
Time Remaining: 2d 8h
 Vintage Bendix 2 speed Kickback Blue band Hub 28 hole Schwinn Stingray
Vintage Bendix 2 speed Kickback Blue band Hub 28 hole Schwinn Stingray
$150.00
Time Remaining: 22h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
Lil Chik Schwinn Stingray
Lil Chik Schwinn Stingray
$150.00
Time Remaining: 11d 8h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Krate Cotton Picker 1970 All Original !!!  Rare Find !!
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Krate Cotton Picker 1970 All Original !!! Rare Find !!
$710.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 7m
rare vintage 1966 coppertone schwinn deluxe 2 speed kick back stingray complete
rare vintage 1966 coppertone schwinn deluxe 2 speed kick back stingray complete
$900.00
Time Remaining: 24d 9h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $900.00
1969 SCHWINN STINGRAY 5 SPEED KRATE MUSCLE BIKE BANANA SEAT
1969 SCHWINN STINGRAY 5 SPEED KRATE MUSCLE BIKE BANANA SEAT
$699.00
Time Remaining: 3d 59m
Buy It Now for only: $699.00
1965 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe Restored Minty Show Quality  BA Feb 65
1965 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe Restored Minty Show Quality BA Feb 65
$1,499.99
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 42m
1973 Schwinn Stingray Krate LEMON PEELER rear disc
1973 Schwinn Stingray Krate LEMON PEELER rear disc
$1,850.00
Time Remaining: 25d
Buy It Now for only: $1,850.00
Schwinn Stingray (Green)-Great Shape!
Schwinn Stingray (Green)-Great Shape!
$299.00
Time Remaining: 22h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $299.00
 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: 3d 2h 42m
Schwinn Stingray Fair Lady 1977 Holiday Rose Original Rare Color Free Shipping
Schwinn Stingray Fair Lady 1977 Holiday Rose Original Rare Color Free Shipping
$175.00
Time Remaining: 14d 11h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
NOS SCHWINN STINGRAY ORANGE KRATE APPLE GHOST 24 1/2  SPEEDO SPEEDOMETER CABLE
NOS SCHWINN STINGRAY ORANGE KRATE APPLE GHOST 24 1/2 SPEEDO SPEEDOMETER CABLE
$169.00
Time Remaining: 28d 22h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $169.00
1966 Schwinn Stingray blue ORIGINAL SURVIVOR
1966 Schwinn Stingray blue ORIGINAL SURVIVOR
$2,000.00
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $2,000.00
NOS Schwinn Ghost (Stingray, krate) 20″ Muscle Bike Bicycle ~Banana Seat Cruiser
NOS Schwinn Ghost (Stingray, krate) 20″ Muscle Bike Bicycle ~Banana Seat Cruiser
$560.00
Time Remaining: 6d 19h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $800.00
Schwinn Stingray Fair Lady 3 Speed
Schwinn Stingray Fair Lady 3 Speed
$250.00
Time Remaining: 13d 22h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $250.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK SEAT IN BAG *NOS*
SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK SEAT IN BAG *NOS*
$300.00
Time Remaining: 3d 14h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
Schwinn Stingray Black Friday Never ridden Display Bike
Schwinn Stingray Black Friday Never ridden Display Bike
$259.99
Time Remaining: 3h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $349.99
SCHWINN STINGRAY TURN SIGNALS
SCHWINN STINGRAY TURN SIGNALS
$229.00
Time Remaining: 26d 6h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $229.00
1979 Schwinn Stingray blue/silver ORIGINAL SURVIVOR
1979 Schwinn Stingray blue/silver ORIGINAL SURVIVOR
$750.00
Time Remaining: 17d 3h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $750.00
1964 Schwinn Stingray Lime Frame
1964 Schwinn Stingray Lime Frame
$200.00
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 48m
1974 Schwinn Stingray JUNIOR opaque red
1974 Schwinn Stingray JUNIOR opaque red
$300.00
Time Remaining: 28d 1h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00

Schwinn KRATE stingray
Schwinn KRATE stingray
$225.00
Time Remaining: 4d 2h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $225.00
Classic Yellow and Red Schwinn Stingray
Classic Yellow and Red Schwinn Stingray
$157.50 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 24m
Schwinn Orange County StingRay Chopper
Schwinn Orange County StingRay Chopper
$200.00
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $200.00
Bicentennial Schwinn Stingray
Bicentennial Schwinn Stingray
$350.00
Time Remaining: 28d 1h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $350.00
SCHWINN ORANGE KRATE DISC BRAKE STINGRAY MUSCLE BIKE SPRINGER SHIFTER BICYCLE 73
SCHWINN ORANGE KRATE DISC BRAKE STINGRAY MUSCLE BIKE SPRINGER SHIFTER BICYCLE 73
$1,799.00
Time Remaining: 7d 6h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $1,799.00
Vintage Original Schwinn 20inch 3 Speed Stingray Bike JP538079 Red
Vintage Original Schwinn 20inch 3 Speed Stingray Bike JP538079 Red
$300.00
Time Remaining: 26d 12h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
1965 Schwinn Stingray Super Deluxe Barn Find CA March 65 Shorty Frame
1965 Schwinn Stingray Super Deluxe Barn Find CA March 65 Shorty Frame
$330.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 57m
Schwinn Stingray Fastback Ramshorn Rams Horn Handlebars 1967 NICE!!!
Schwinn Stingray Fastback Ramshorn Rams Horn Handlebars 1967 NICE!!!
$175.00
Time Remaining: 23d 7h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY JUNIOR
VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY JUNIOR
$220.00
Time Remaining: 15d 51m
Buy It Now for only: $220.00
Schwinn Krate Disc Brake.Lemon Peeler Stingray springer fork muscle bike atom 20
Schwinn Krate Disc Brake.Lemon Peeler Stingray springer fork muscle bike atom 20
$3,350.00
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $3,350.00
1965 Schwinn Stingray Shorty
1965 Schwinn Stingray Shorty
$245.00
Time Remaining: 9d 50m
Buy It Now for only: $245.00
SCHWINN RED YELLOW STINGRAY ORIGINAL SURVIVOR
SCHWINN RED YELLOW STINGRAY ORIGINAL SURVIVOR
$295.00
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $295.00
SCHWINN 1969 APPLE KRATE STINGRAY 5 SPEED ORIGINAL PAINT SUPERB RARE WOW
SCHWINN 1969 APPLE KRATE STINGRAY 5 SPEED ORIGINAL PAINT SUPERB RARE WOW
$2,300.00
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 19m
SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK KRATE PICKER WHITE SLIVER GLOW SEAT
SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK KRATE PICKER WHITE SLIVER GLOW SEAT
$150.00
Time Remaining: 22d 14h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
Schwinn Stingray S-2 Two Speed Twenty Inch Rear Wheel
Schwinn Stingray S-2 Two Speed Twenty Inch Rear Wheel
$400.00
Time Remaining: 28d 22h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $400.00
1963-64 Schwinn Stingray Handlebars Rechromed
1963-64 Schwinn Stingray Handlebars Rechromed
$220.00
Time Remaining: 9d 3h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $220.00
Schwinn Stingray Tank
Schwinn Stingray Tank "Fiberglass"
$155.00
Time Remaining: 8d 10h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $155.00
Schwinn Stingray Lemon Peeler Vintage 5 Speed Rare !
Schwinn Stingray Lemon Peeler Vintage 5 Speed Rare !
$1,049.99
Time Remaining: 3d 10h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $1,049.99
1967 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe 2 speed kickback Coppertone Sting-ray
1967 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe 2 speed kickback Coppertone Sting-ray
$600.00
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $900.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY SPRINGER FORK KRATE GHOST PICKER PEELER
SCHWINN STINGRAY SPRINGER FORK KRATE GHOST PICKER PEELER
$275.00
Time Remaining: 22d 11h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $275.00
 SCHWINN  Stingray Fairlady All Original Unrestored Collector Special
SCHWINN Stingray Fairlady All Original Unrestored Collector Special
$199.00
Time Remaining: 11d 5h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $199.00
1964-65 S2 Centered Stamped Schwinn Stingray Bendix 2 Speed Blue Band Wheel
1964-65 S2 Centered Stamped Schwinn Stingray Bendix 2 Speed Blue Band Wheel
$250.00
Time Remaining: 9d 11h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $250.00
Vintage Schwinn Stingray 5 Speed Stick Shift,all Original
Vintage Schwinn Stingray 5 Speed Stick Shift,all Original
$999.00
Time Remaining: 20d 39m
Buy It Now for only: $999.00
1966 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe Violet Sting-ray VG condition
1966 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe Violet Sting-ray VG condition
$840.00
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $1,100.00
Schwinn Twinn Tandem Deluxe Stingray Krate Bow Pedals Corvette Jaguar AWESOME !
Schwinn Twinn Tandem Deluxe Stingray Krate Bow Pedals Corvette Jaguar AWESOME !
$269.99
Time Remaining: 16d 22h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $269.99
BMX BANANA SEAT BLACK STINGRAY MAG SCRAMBLER MONO SHOCK VINTAGE POLO SCHWINN
BMX BANANA SEAT BLACK STINGRAY MAG SCRAMBLER MONO SHOCK VINTAGE POLO SCHWINN
$150.00
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
1966 67  SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK KRATE PEELER, PICKER GHOST 5 SPEED SHIFTER
1966 67 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK KRATE PEELER, PICKER GHOST 5 SPEED SHIFTER
$275.00
Time Remaining: 22d 13h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $275.00
1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK KRATE PEELER, PICKER GHOST 5 SPEED SHIFTER
1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK KRATE PEELER, PICKER GHOST 5 SPEED SHIFTER
$275.00
Time Remaining: 22d 13h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $275.00
1964 SCHWINN stingray SKYBLUE paint S2 s7 solo polo Wide bars 2nd year model 64
1964 SCHWINN stingray SKYBLUE paint S2 s7 solo polo Wide bars 2nd year model 64
$1,150.00
Time Remaining: 10d 20h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $1,150.00
SCHWINN SPRINGER FORK.STINGRAY SUPER DELUXE 20 MUSCLE BIKE BICYCLE A.S BOLTS NR
SCHWINN SPRINGER FORK.STINGRAY SUPER DELUXE 20 MUSCLE BIKE BICYCLE A.S BOLTS NR
$168.15 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 57m
1975 SCHWINN FLAME STINGRAY Bicycle, 12
1975 SCHWINN FLAME STINGRAY Bicycle, 12"/30 cm (GR1005744)
$199.99
Time Remaining: 7d 5h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $199.99
schwinn stingray orange county chopper
schwinn stingray orange county chopper
$200.00
Time Remaining: 22d 24m
Buy It Now for only: $200.00
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: 6d 9h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $950.00
SCHWINN FRITZ FIFTY STINGRAY
SCHWINN FRITZ FIFTY STINGRAY
$500.00
Time Remaining: 25d 2h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $500.00
1980 Schwinn Stingray 20
1980 Schwinn Stingray 20" Bicycle MR564000
$695.00
Time Remaining: 24d 1h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $695.00
1965 Schwinn Stingray Blue 2 speed kickback Feb 65 Sting-ray
1965 Schwinn Stingray Blue 2 speed kickback Feb 65 Sting-ray
$999.00
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $1,350.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK KRATE RED GLITTER BANANA SEAT
SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK KRATE RED GLITTER BANANA SEAT
$150.00
Time Remaining: 22d 11h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
Schwinn Stingray S-7 Front Wheel (1968-1972)
Schwinn Stingray S-7 Front Wheel (1968-1972)
$150.00
Time Remaining: 16d 3h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
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: 1d 4h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $385.00
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: 9d 47m
Buy It Now for only: $175.99

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...

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHgmLlMy22Q

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