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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1976 Schwinn Stingray Bicentennial Red, White and Blue
1976 Schwinn Stingray Bicentennial Red, White and Blue
$152.50 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 11m
1967 Schwinn Violet Stingray 3 speed Stik Shift
1967 Schwinn Violet Stingray 3 speed Stik Shift
$525.00
Time Remaining: 4d 5h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $525.00
Schwinn Stingray TURN SIGNAL
Schwinn Stingray TURN SIGNAL
$150.00
Time Remaining: 20d 4h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
SCHWINN Orange Krate Stingray Bicycle
SCHWINN Orange Krate Stingray Bicycle
$250.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 33m
AWESOME SCHWINN STINGRAY TRIPPLE NOTE HORN-NOS
AWESOME SCHWINN STINGRAY TRIPPLE NOTE HORN-NOS
$150.00
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
Schwinn Stingray
Schwinn Stingray
$225.00
Time Remaining: 26d 1h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $225.00
1966 Schwinn Fastback Bicycle Coppertone Boys Stingray Banana Krate
1966 Schwinn Fastback Bicycle Coppertone Boys Stingray Banana Krate
$1,149.99
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 47m
Schwinn Stingray Sky Blue April 1967 Great Rider!
Schwinn Stingray Sky Blue April 1967 Great Rider!
$350.00
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $350.00
Vtg. 1970 Original SCHWINN COTTON PICKER Stingray KRATE RESTORED Bicycle Bike
Vtg. 1970 Original SCHWINN COTTON PICKER Stingray KRATE RESTORED Bicycle Bike
$2,000.00
Time Remaining: 5d 11h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $2,000.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY 20
SCHWINN STINGRAY 20" BICYCLE 1966
$160.00
Time Remaining: 2d 3h 15m
Vintage 1969 Schwinn StingRay Bicycle Bike Muscle Bike
Vintage 1969 Schwinn StingRay Bicycle Bike Muscle Bike
$400.00
Time Remaining: 28d 11h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $400.00
1970 Schwinn Stingray RUN-A-BOUT
1970 Schwinn Stingray RUN-A-BOUT
$425.00
Time Remaining: 12d 10h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $425.00
1966 Schwinn Stingray Sprint Fastback 5-speed Original Nice Sky Blue Rare
1966 Schwinn Stingray Sprint Fastback 5-speed Original Nice Sky Blue Rare
$660.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 3h 25m
NOS Schwinn Stingray TAIL LIGHT
NOS Schwinn Stingray TAIL LIGHT
$350.00
Time Remaining: 13d 11h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $350.00
Schwinn Stingray Orange County Chopper 80cc Motorized Bike Rubber mounted
Schwinn Stingray Orange County Chopper 80cc Motorized Bike Rubber mounted
$999.99
Time Remaining: 18d 3h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $999.99
1970's GIRL'S BLUE COMPLETE SCHWINN STINGRAY
1970's GIRL'S BLUE COMPLETE SCHWINN STINGRAY "Little Chik" nice chrome
$155.99
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 30m
1971 Schwinn Stingray Pea Picker 5 Spd Springer Speedo Drum Brake All Original
1971 Schwinn Stingray Pea Picker 5 Spd Springer Speedo Drum Brake All Original
$3,000.00
Time Remaining: 27d 12h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $3,000.00
1970 SCHWINN STINGRAY  KRATE 5 SPEED FRAME AND HEADBADGE PEA PICKER LEMON L$$K!!
1970 SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE 5 SPEED FRAME AND HEADBADGE PEA PICKER LEMON L$$K!!
$179.99
Time Remaining: 25d 8h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $179.99
SCHWINN STINGRAY & KRATE TURN SIGNAL - ORIGINAL BICYCLE KOOL ACCESSORY
SCHWINN STINGRAY & KRATE TURN SIGNAL - ORIGINAL BICYCLE KOOL ACCESSORY
$199.99
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 55m
Restored Schwinn Orange Krate stingray early 1969
Restored Schwinn Orange Krate stingray early 1969
$1,450.00
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $1,450.00
Schwinn Stingray Electric Chopper - Collectors Item
Schwinn Stingray Electric Chopper - Collectors Item
$675.99
Time Remaining: 9d 3m
Buy It Now for only: $675.99
Schwinn Stingray Spoiler Chopper Adult Size
Schwinn Stingray Spoiler Chopper Adult Size
$500.00
Time Remaining: 3d 6h 45m
Schwinn  2 speed kick back stingray complete 1969 Look Like COTTON PICKER
Schwinn 2 speed kick back stingray complete 1969 Look Like COTTON PICKER
$1,000.00
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $1,000.00
rare vintage 1966 coppertone schwinn deluxe 2 speed kick back stingray complete
rare vintage 1966 coppertone schwinn deluxe 2 speed kick back stingray complete
$749.99
Time Remaining: 27d 3h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $749.99
Vintage 1969 Schwinn Stingray Apple Krate Bicycle Bike
Vintage 1969 Schwinn Stingray Apple Krate Bicycle Bike
$925.00
Time Remaining: 3d 9h 1m
NOS schwinn stingray krate peapicker campus green combination lock
NOS schwinn stingray krate peapicker campus green combination lock
$225.00
Time Remaining: 25d 12h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $225.00
1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY APPLE KRATE 5 SPEED FRAME AND HEADBADGE NICE SHAPE L$$K!!
1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY APPLE KRATE 5 SPEED FRAME AND HEADBADGE NICE SHAPE L$$K!!
$150.00
Time Remaining: 24d 3h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
ORIGINAL 1973 SCHWINN 5 SPEED STIK SHIFT STINGRAY KOOL LEMON PEELER KRATE
ORIGINAL 1973 SCHWINN 5 SPEED STIK SHIFT STINGRAY KOOL LEMON PEELER KRATE
$600.00
Time Remaining: 3d 14h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $785.00
SCHWINN  STINGRAY ORANGE KRATE SEAT WITH REFLECTOR  COMPLETE
SCHWINN STINGRAY ORANGE KRATE SEAT WITH REFLECTOR COMPLETE
$165.00
Time Remaining: 4d 5h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $165.00
1971 Schwinn Stingray Krate COTTON PICKER
1971 Schwinn Stingray Krate COTTON PICKER
$1,850.00
Time Remaining: 18d 8h
Buy It Now for only: $1,850.00
1979 Schwinn Hurricane 5 Five Speed Stingray
1979 Schwinn Hurricane 5 Five Speed Stingray
$275.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 5h 43m
Schwinn Stingray Orange County Chopper Bike Red/Chrome
Schwinn Stingray Orange County Chopper Bike Red/Chrome
$229.00
Time Remaining: 3d 7h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $229.00
1964 Schwinn Super Deluxe Stingray 2 speed KIck Back vintage bike cruiser
1964 Schwinn Super Deluxe Stingray 2 speed KIck Back vintage bike cruiser
$950.00
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $950.00
Schwinn 3-speed Stingray
Schwinn 3-speed Stingray
$250.00
Time Remaining: 4d 16h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $385.00
1973 Schwinn Stingray Krate LEMON PEELER rear disc
1973 Schwinn Stingray Krate LEMON PEELER rear disc
$1,850.00
Time Remaining: 26d 6h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $1,850.00
NOS Schwinn Stingray RAMS HORN FASTBACK Handle Bar
NOS Schwinn Stingray RAMS HORN FASTBACK Handle Bar
$250.00
Time Remaining: 20d 11h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $250.00
SCHWINN MANTA RAY STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPD
SCHWINN MANTA RAY STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPD
$750.00
Time Remaining: 5d 7h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $1,000.00
 MINT Condition Schwinn Stingray Adult Sting Ray Spoiler Chopper
MINT Condition Schwinn Stingray Adult Sting Ray Spoiler Chopper
$1,300.00
Time Remaining: 9d 13h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $1,300.00
1970 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe Bicycle Sting-Ray De-Luxe Bike Vintage Chopper
1970 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe Bicycle Sting-Ray De-Luxe Bike Vintage Chopper
$224.00
Time Remaining: 6d 6h 56m
Schwinn Orange County Chopper Gray Stingray Bicycle Extended Fork
Schwinn Orange County Chopper Gray Stingray Bicycle Extended Fork
$399.00
Time Remaining: 29d 12h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $399.00

Vintage Schwinn Krate Drum Brake Front Hub! Atom Stingray Springer Very Good!
Vintage Schwinn Krate Drum Brake Front Hub! Atom Stingray Springer Very Good!
$165.00
Time Remaining: 29d 12h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $165.00
Vintage Pixie Schwinn Bike with Black Stingray Seat
Vintage Pixie Schwinn Bike with Black Stingray Seat
$250.00
Time Remaining: 1d 2h 9m
Sears Spyder 20
Sears Spyder 20" muscle bike Murray wildcat banana seat huffy schwinn stingray
$229.29
Time Remaining: 3d 56m
Buy It Now for only: $229.29
1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY LEMON PEELER PEA APPLE SPRINGER FRONT FORK ASSEMBLY L$$K!!
1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY LEMON PEELER PEA APPLE SPRINGER FRONT FORK ASSEMBLY L$$K!!
$160.00
Time Remaining: 20d 9h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $160.00
SCHWINN KRATE STINGRAY
SCHWINN KRATE STINGRAY "PEA PICKER" BICYCLE!
$420.00
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $420.00
schwinn stingray orange county chopper
schwinn stingray orange county chopper
$175.00
Time Remaining: 23d 6h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
Original Vintage Schwinn Stingray Chrome 20
Original Vintage Schwinn Stingray Chrome 20" Wheel Unicycle
$170.00
Time Remaining: 18d 6h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $170.00
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Banana Seat Mint Condition
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Banana Seat Mint Condition
$350.00
Time Remaining: 13h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $350.00
Schwinn Stingray O.C. chopper motorized bicycle
Schwinn Stingray O.C. chopper motorized bicycle
$750.00
Time Remaining: 7d 18h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $750.00
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED  FRAME FORK AND CHAINGUARD ONLY
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED FRAME FORK AND CHAINGUARD ONLY
$324.99
Time Remaining: 18d 8h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $324.99
Schwinn Scrambler Stingray
Schwinn Scrambler Stingray
$499.00
Time Remaining: 21d 14h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $499.00
SCHWINN  STINGRAY ORANGE KRATE SEAT WITH REFLECTOR  COMPLETE
SCHWINN STINGRAY ORANGE KRATE SEAT WITH REFLECTOR COMPLETE
$165.00
Time Remaining: 4d 5h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $165.00
Vintage 1963 1964 PERSONS Schwinn Stingray WHITE VINYL Solo Polo Saddle Seat
Vintage 1963 1964 PERSONS Schwinn Stingray WHITE VINYL Solo Polo Saddle Seat
$199.00
Time Remaining: 19d 4h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $199.00
ORIGINAL PAINT Vintage 1966 SCHWINN Coppertone J-39 DELUXE STINGRAY Bike S2 S7
ORIGINAL PAINT Vintage 1966 SCHWINN Coppertone J-39 DELUXE STINGRAY Bike S2 S7
$899.00
Time Remaining: 29d 12h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $899.00
RARE Vintage 1969 SCHWINN  SPRINGER STINGRAY KRATE BICYCLE COOL CHOPPER BIKE
RARE Vintage 1969 SCHWINN SPRINGER STINGRAY KRATE BICYCLE COOL CHOPPER BIKE
$199.99
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $259.99
Vintage 1959 SCHWINN J-40 Juvenile 20
Vintage 1959 SCHWINN J-40 Juvenile 20" Bike VIOLET Pre 1963 1/2 Stingray RAT ROD
$489.00
Time Remaining: 20d 5h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $489.00
1965 1966 Schwinn SILVER Super Deluxe Fastback Stingray DEEP TUFTED Banana Seat
1965 1966 Schwinn SILVER Super Deluxe Fastback Stingray DEEP TUFTED Banana Seat
$279.00
Time Remaining: 25d 3h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $279.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE  HEADLIGHT  05-712 PUMPKIN HEAD
SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE HEADLIGHT 05-712 PUMPKIN HEAD
$295.00
Time Remaining: 4d 5h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $295.00
Vintage 1966 1967 20
Vintage 1966 1967 20" Schwinn Stingray SILVER GLOW Banana Seat SMOOTHIE
$239.95
Time Remaining: 11d 14h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $239.95
Vintage Schwinn Stingray 5 Speed Stick Shift,all Original
Vintage Schwinn Stingray 5 Speed Stick Shift,all Original
$999.00
Time Remaining: 21d 7h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $999.00
Vintage 70's Schwinn Lil Chik Stingray Pink and White Banana Seat Bicycle
Vintage 70's Schwinn Lil Chik Stingray Pink and White Banana Seat Bicycle
$199.99
Time Remaining: 22d 16h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $199.99
SPECIAL EDITION schwinn stingray spoiler chopper
SPECIAL EDITION schwinn stingray spoiler chopper
$950.00
Time Remaining: 21d 1h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $950.00
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bicycle, Mostly Original (1964)
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bicycle, Mostly Original (1964)
$699.00
Time Remaining: 6d 15h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $699.00
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: 4d 15h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
SCHWINN FRITZ FIFTY STINGRAY
SCHWINN FRITZ FIFTY STINGRAY
$500.00
Time Remaining: 26d 9h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $500.00
RARE Vintage 1964 1965 20
RARE Vintage 1964 1965 20" Schwinn SUPER DELUXE Stingray DEEP TUFTED Banana Seat
$349.00
Time Remaining: 28d 6h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $349.00
Vintage 60`s Schwinn Stingray RED GLITTER Chrome Mylar Stripes USA Banana Seat
Vintage 60`s Schwinn Stingray RED GLITTER Chrome Mylar Stripes USA Banana Seat
$159.00
Time Remaining: 24d 7h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $159.00
1968 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe
1968 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe
$340.00
Time Remaining: 5d 13h 40m
Vintage PERSONS 1963-1964 SCHWINN STINGRAY Seat SOLO POLO Saddle SILVER GLITTER
Vintage PERSONS 1963-1964 SCHWINN STINGRAY Seat SOLO POLO Saddle SILVER GLITTER
$179.95
Time Remaining: 8d 4h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $179.95
Schwinn Stingray Chopper
Schwinn Stingray Chopper
$250.00
Time Remaining: 16d 3h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $250.00
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: 7d 16h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $950.00
 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
$489.00
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $489.00
Schwinn Black Banana Seat for Stingray Krate Polo Bike Bicycle Persons USA
Schwinn Black Banana Seat for Stingray Krate Polo Bike Bicycle Persons USA
$199.99
Time Remaining: 3d 8h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $199.99
Vintage Fair Lady Schwinn Stingray Bike
Vintage Fair Lady Schwinn Stingray Bike
$475.00
Time Remaining: 23d 15h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $475.00
Schwinn StingRay Orange County Choppers BLACK
Schwinn StingRay Orange County Choppers BLACK
$274.95
Time Remaining: 26d 10h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $274.95
Schwinn Stingray S-2 Two Speed Twenty Inch Rear Wheel
Schwinn Stingray S-2 Two Speed Twenty Inch Rear Wheel
$400.00
Time Remaining: 6d 13h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $400.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK PICKER PEEER GHOST KRATE HANDLE BARS
SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK PICKER PEEER GHOST KRATE HANDLE BARS
$200.00
Time Remaining: 17d 19h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $200.00
Vintage 1964 Schwinn FAIR LADY Stingray Frame Fork & Chain Guard ORIGINAL PAINT
Vintage 1964 Schwinn FAIR LADY Stingray Frame Fork & Chain Guard ORIGINAL PAINT
$249.00
Time Remaining: 22d 7h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $249.00
Schwinn (S2930TG) Stingray Chopper Bike (Bicycle) Metallic Red Date: GP0915JD
Schwinn (S2930TG) Stingray Chopper Bike (Bicycle) Metallic Red Date: GP0915JD
$299.99
Time Remaining: 24d 4h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $299.99
Schwinn Orange County StingRay Chopper(LOCAL PICKUP ONLY)
Schwinn Orange County StingRay Chopper(LOCAL PICKUP ONLY)
$175.00
Time Remaining: 6d 8h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00

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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