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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1977 Schwinn Typhoon 20
1977 Schwinn Typhoon 20" Red stingray
$150.00
Time Remaining: 3h 12m
2007 Schwinn Black Friday Stingray krate
2007 Schwinn Black Friday Stingray krate
$200.00
Time Remaining: 2h 54m
NOS SCHWINN COOL ORANGE KRATE STINGRAY FASTBACK HANDLEBAR BRAKE LEVER COVERS NOS
NOS SCHWINN COOL ORANGE KRATE STINGRAY FASTBACK HANDLEBAR BRAKE LEVER COVERS NOS
$174.00
Time Remaining: 29d 11h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $174.00
1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY ORANGE PEA LEMON ETC SPRINGER FRONT FORK ASSEMBLY L$$K!!!
1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY ORANGE PEA LEMON ETC SPRINGER FRONT FORK ASSEMBLY L$$K!!!
$155.68
Time Remaining: 28d 5h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $155.68
1969 Schwinn Sting Ray Stingray 5 Speed Frame Fork & More Great for a Pea Picker
1969 Schwinn Sting Ray Stingray 5 Speed Frame Fork & More Great for a Pea Picker
$299.99
Time Remaining: 13h 38m
Schwinn Stingray 1965
Schwinn Stingray 1965
$1,199.00
Time Remaining: 16h 21m
SCHWINN 1970  UP STINGRAY & FASTBACK SILVER GLITTER BANANA SEAT ORIGINAL
SCHWINN 1970 UP STINGRAY & FASTBACK SILVER GLITTER BANANA SEAT ORIGINAL
$195.00
Time Remaining: 25d 3h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $195.00
Schwinn Stingray Krate Springer Front END Complete original ** Vintage muscle **
Schwinn Stingray Krate Springer Front END Complete original ** Vintage muscle **
$294.95
Time Remaining: 8d 15h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $294.95
SCHWINN 1964 1965 ORIGINAL STINGRAY STAMPED SCHWINN APE HANDLEBARS NICE CHROME
SCHWINN 1964 1965 ORIGINAL STINGRAY STAMPED SCHWINN APE HANDLEBARS NICE CHROME
$174.95
Time Remaining: 29d 10h 26m
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Schwinn Stingray 5 Speed Shifter Karate Fastback 1967 1968
Schwinn Stingray 5 Speed Shifter Karate Fastback 1967 1968
$160.00
Time Remaining: 9d 8h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $160.00
Schwinn Stingray Fastback Campus Green Chainguard Pea Picker ORIGINAL PAINT Bike
Schwinn Stingray Fastback Campus Green Chainguard Pea Picker ORIGINAL PAINT Bike
$150.00
Time Remaining: 28d 11h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
100% Original Schwinn Stingray.
100% Original Schwinn Stingray.
$189.00
Time Remaining: 10d 15h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $189.00
1978 Schwinn Stingray 3 Speed Sturmey Archer FP574379 Near Mint
1978 Schwinn Stingray 3 Speed Sturmey Archer FP574379 Near Mint
$577.50
Time Remaining: 20d 9h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $577.50
schwinn stingray
schwinn stingray
$152.49 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7h 46m
1969 Schwinn Stingray Red Frame Fork Chainguard Bicycle Krate Fastback S2
1969 Schwinn Stingray Red Frame Fork Chainguard Bicycle Krate Fastback S2
$165.00
Time Remaining: 26d 13h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $165.00
1969 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK BICYCLE 5-SPEED BLUE CHAIN GUARD ORIGINAL PAINT!
1969 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK BICYCLE 5-SPEED BLUE CHAIN GUARD ORIGINAL PAINT!
$165.00
Time Remaining: 27d 6h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $165.00
Schwinn  DeLuxe Stingray 1966 Mfg. October  of 1966 All Original Restored,
Schwinn DeLuxe Stingray 1966 Mfg. October of 1966 All Original Restored,
$2,299.00
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $2,299.00
Schwinn stingray krate muscle disc brake hub 1971
Schwinn stingray krate muscle disc brake hub 1971
$150.00
Time Remaining: 2d 19h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY ORANGE KRATE 5 SPEED POGO SEAT POST HARD TO FIND  L$$K!!!
1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY ORANGE KRATE 5 SPEED POGO SEAT POST HARD TO FIND L$$K!!!
$195.00
Time Remaining: 27d 5h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $195.00
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED DEEP TUFTED SILVER GLITTER BANANA SEAT!!
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED DEEP TUFTED SILVER GLITTER BANANA SEAT!!
$295.00
Time Remaining: 25d 6h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $295.00
Schwinn stingray krate pea picker nos
Schwinn stingray krate pea picker nos
$300.00
Time Remaining: 5d 17h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
Schwinn Stingray Grape Krate 1969, Schwinn did not produce, I did
Schwinn Stingray Grape Krate 1969, Schwinn did not produce, I did
$2,675.00
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $2,675.00
NOS SCHWINN KRATE STINGRAY PUMPKIN BALL LIGHT MINT PART # 05 712  ACCESSORY  WOW
NOS SCHWINN KRATE STINGRAY PUMPKIN BALL LIGHT MINT PART # 05 712 ACCESSORY WOW
$395.00
Time Remaining: 19d 15h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $395.00
SCHWINN ORANGE STINGRAY FRAME, WHEELS, & PARTS
SCHWINN ORANGE STINGRAY FRAME, WHEELS, & PARTS
$199.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 44m
schwinn stingray 1973 fastback muscle bike FRAME &FORK ONLY NO RIMS &TIRES
schwinn stingray 1973 fastback muscle bike FRAME &FORK ONLY NO RIMS &TIRES
$154.99
Time Remaining: 17d 8h 41m
Buy It Now for only: $154.99
Schwinn Stingray 5 Speed Bicycle
Schwinn Stingray 5 Speed Bicycle
$699.99
Time Remaining: 27d 8h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $699.99
NOS SCHWINN 1965 STINGRAY & DELUXE STINGRAY 2-5 MINTY FRONT FORK RARE FIND ORIG
NOS SCHWINN 1965 STINGRAY & DELUXE STINGRAY 2-5 MINTY FRONT FORK RARE FIND ORIG
$475.00
Time Remaining: 25d 3h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $475.00
1971 Schwinn Stingray - 5 speed stik shift
1971 Schwinn Stingray - 5 speed stik shift
$600.00
Time Remaining: 23d 12h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $600.00
SCHWINN 68 / 70  DELUXE STINGRAY & FASTBACK BLUE GLITTER BANANA SEAT W / MYLAR
SCHWINN 68 / 70 DELUXE STINGRAY & FASTBACK BLUE GLITTER BANANA SEAT W / MYLAR
$249.00
Time Remaining: 21d 13h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $249.00
1976 Schwinn Stingray 5 speed - Great Shape
1976 Schwinn Stingray 5 speed - Great Shape
$300.00
Time Remaining: 14h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $425.00
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED SHIFTER ASSEMBLY SMOOTH COVER 1 YEAR ONLY
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED SHIFTER ASSEMBLY SMOOTH COVER 1 YEAR ONLY
$169.50
Time Remaining: 25d 6h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $169.50
1975 Schwinn Stingray 5 speed - Great Shape
1975 Schwinn Stingray 5 speed - Great Shape
$300.00
Time Remaining: 14h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $425.00
VINTAGE 1975 Schwinn Stingray - TRUE BARN FIND / PROJECT BIKE - NO RESERVE !!!!
VINTAGE 1975 Schwinn Stingray - TRUE BARN FIND / PROJECT BIKE - NO RESERVE !!!!
$300.00
Time Remaining: 28d 11h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
1971 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED BLUE FRAME FORK & CHAIN GUARD NICE L$$K!!
1971 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED BLUE FRAME FORK & CHAIN GUARD NICE L$$K!!
$275.00
Time Remaining: 20d 3h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $275.00
Schwinn Stingray Manta Ray 24
Schwinn Stingray Manta Ray 24" 1972 Disc Brake Complete Restoration
$2,899.00
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $2,899.00
Original Schwinn Stingray - Lemon Peeler Krate - c.1969 - 5 Speed - RARE!
Original Schwinn Stingray - Lemon Peeler Krate - c.1969 - 5 Speed - RARE!
$1,900.00
Time Remaining: 24d 14h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $1,900.00
Vintage Bicycle Mag Wheel Kit-NOS for Schwinn Stingray Rear S-2 - RARE ACCESSORY
Vintage Bicycle Mag Wheel Kit-NOS for Schwinn Stingray Rear S-2 - RARE ACCESSORY
$350.00
Time Remaining: 20d 2h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $350.00
schwinn stingray
schwinn stingray
$500.00
Time Remaining: 27d 13h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $500.00
1970 Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5 Speed Apple Crate Sting Ray Krate
1970 Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5 Speed Apple Crate Sting Ray Krate
$800.00
Time Remaining: 12d 14h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $800.00
Vintage Schwinn StingRay Bicycle, 1972 Model
Vintage Schwinn StingRay Bicycle, 1972 Model
$229.99
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 47m

SCHWINN STINGRAY SPEEDOMETER WITH CABLE AND 20
SCHWINN STINGRAY SPEEDOMETER WITH CABLE AND 20" DRIVE
$150.00
Time Remaining: 23d 19h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY CHERRY KRATE.DISC BRAKE MUSCLE BICYCLE ATOM SPRINGER BIKE S2 S7
SCHWINN STINGRAY CHERRY KRATE.DISC BRAKE MUSCLE BICYCLE ATOM SPRINGER BIKE S2 S7
$2,700.00
Time Remaining: 7d 14h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $2,700.00
SCHWINN ORANGE KRATE CHAINGUARD.STINGRAY FASTBACK BIKE MUSCL BICYCLE FRAME NICE!
SCHWINN ORANGE KRATE CHAINGUARD.STINGRAY FASTBACK BIKE MUSCL BICYCLE FRAME NICE!
$199.95
Time Remaining: 13h 25m
SCHWINN KRATE BANANA SEAT.STINGRAY LEMON PEELER 20 SHIFTER BIKE MUSCLE BICYCLE
SCHWINN KRATE BANANA SEAT.STINGRAY LEMON PEELER 20 SHIFTER BIKE MUSCLE BICYCLE
$195.00
Time Remaining: 15h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $195.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE ATOM BICYCLE.PUNISHER MARVEL COMIC SPRINGER BIKE S2 READ!
SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE ATOM BICYCLE.PUNISHER MARVEL COMIC SPRINGER BIKE S2 READ!
$3,500.00
Time Remaining: 7d 14h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $3,500.00
Schwinn Stingray Manta Ray Bike
Schwinn Stingray Manta Ray Bike
$190.00
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 14m
schwinn stingray orange county chopper
schwinn stingray orange county chopper
$175.00
Time Remaining: 26d 7h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
Schwinn 1978 Junior Stingray Vintage Bicycle 20
Schwinn 1978 Junior Stingray Vintage Bicycle 20" Single Speed
$349.00
Time Remaining: 26d 12h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $349.00
1970's Schwinn Stingray (Purple) 3 speed
1970's Schwinn Stingray (Purple) 3 speed
$399.00
Time Remaining: 2d 11h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $399.00
1978 Schwinn Fair Lady Stingray 3-Speed Blue
1978 Schwinn Fair Lady Stingray 3-Speed Blue
$229.99
Time Remaining: 15d 7h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $229.99
1966 Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5 Speed Coppertone Vintage First Year CB
1966 Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5 Speed Coppertone Vintage First Year CB
$849.99
Time Remaining: 20d 9h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $849.99
1969 SCHWINN STINGRAY VINTAGE BMX
1969 SCHWINN STINGRAY VINTAGE BMX
$300.00
Time Remaining: 27d 13h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
20
20" Muscle Bike WHEELS w/ WhiteWall TIRES Slick Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bicycle
$185.00
Time Remaining: 4d 55m
Buy It Now for only: $185.00
Vintage BMX Schwinn Stingray 1960s
Vintage BMX Schwinn Stingray 1960s
$325.00
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $325.00
20
20" Muscle Bike WHEELS Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bicycle Murray Huffy Lowrider S7
$155.00
Time Remaining: 4d 48m
Buy It Now for only: $155.00
1976 Schwinn Bicentennial Stingray Frame, Need To Be Rescued And Restored.
1976 Schwinn Bicentennial Stingray Frame, Need To Be Rescued And Restored.
$175.00
Time Remaining: 12d 5h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
Schwinn Run-A-Bout Runabout vintage bicycle bike Stingray 3 speed
Schwinn Run-A-Bout Runabout vintage bicycle bike Stingray 3 speed
$650.00
Time Remaining: 21d 8h 41m
Buy It Now for only: $650.00
Original Vintage 1967 Schwinn 5 Speed Stik Shift Fastback Stingray Bike Bicycle
Original Vintage 1967 Schwinn 5 Speed Stik Shift Fastback Stingray Bike Bicycle
$700.00
Time Remaining: 7d 17h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $700.00
1970's All Original Schwinn Stingray Junior Banana Seat Fenders Kick Stand
1970's All Original Schwinn Stingray Junior Banana Seat Fenders Kick Stand
$299.99
Time Remaining: 27d 2h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $299.99
SCHWINN STINGRAY BICYCLE LOWRIDER TWISTED  MUSCLE BIKE BEACH CRUISER
SCHWINN STINGRAY BICYCLE LOWRIDER TWISTED MUSCLE BIKE BEACH CRUISER
$420.00
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $420.00
Schwinn 1980 Stingray Vintage Bicycle 20
Schwinn 1980 Stingray Vintage Bicycle 20" Single Speed
$349.00
Time Remaining: 20d 12h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $349.00
VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY, 1977, 5-SPEED MODEL J38-9
VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY, 1977, 5-SPEED MODEL J38-9
$700.00
Time Remaining: 5d 5h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $700.00
1966 Schwinn Skipper Stingray 20
1966 Schwinn Skipper Stingray 20" boys bicycle old school BMX vintage typhoon
$300.00
Time Remaining: 4d 14h
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
1999 Schwinn Boy's 20
1999 Schwinn Boy's 20" Stingray Grape Krate Single Speed Muscle Bicycle
$649.99
Time Remaining: 19d 3h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $649.99
Schwinn Stingray Fastback Ramshorn Handlebars NICE!!!
Schwinn Stingray Fastback Ramshorn Handlebars NICE!!!
$250.00
Time Remaining: 19d 15h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $250.00
Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5 Speed Stik Shifter 1966 One Year Only
Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5 Speed Stik Shifter 1966 One Year Only
$170.00
Time Remaining: 19d 15h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $170.00
Schwinn Stingray Chopper
Schwinn Stingray Chopper
$199.00
Time Remaining: 10d 2h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $199.00
Vintage 1976 Schwinn Super Pixie Stingray 16
Vintage 1976 Schwinn Super Pixie Stingray 16" wheel bike
$199.99
Time Remaining: 12d 15h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $199.99
Schwinn Stingray O.C. chopper motorized bicycle
Schwinn Stingray O.C. chopper motorized bicycle
$750.00
Time Remaining: 16d 19h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $750.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY CHOPPER orange county 20 24 wheels GREEN lo use NEAR MINT
SCHWINN STINGRAY CHOPPER orange county 20 24 wheels GREEN lo use NEAR MINT
$350.00
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $350.00
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 16h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $950.00
1977 Schwinn Scrambler 36/36 old school bmx competition sting stingray
1977 Schwinn Scrambler 36/36 old school bmx competition sting stingray
$500.00
Time Remaining: 6d 7h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $500.00
Schwinn 1978 Junior Stingray Vintage Bicycle 20
Schwinn 1978 Junior Stingray Vintage Bicycle 20" Single Speed
$200.00
Time Remaining: 3d 6h 20m
Vintage 1956 Schwinn SPITFIRE 20
Vintage 1956 Schwinn SPITFIRE 20" Boys MUSCLE BIKE 1963 Stingray Clone RAT ROD
$795.00
Time Remaining: 12d 6h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $795.00
20
20" Muscle Bike WHEELS TIRES Slick Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bicycle Murray Huffy
$185.00
Time Remaining: 4d 51m
Buy It Now for only: $185.00
Schwinn Stingray; Green Krate model s2998wm REPLICA
Schwinn Stingray; Green Krate model s2998wm REPLICA
$695.00
Time Remaining: 12d 14h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $695.00
Vintage BLUE 1964 Schwinn J-88 FAIR LADY Stingray Bicycle S7 Original Paint LQQK
Vintage BLUE 1964 Schwinn J-88 FAIR LADY Stingray Bicycle S7 Original Paint LQQK
$1,995.00
Time Remaining: 29d 14h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $1,995.00
Vintage 1966 1967 20
Vintage 1966 1967 20" Schwinn Stingray SILVER GLOW Banana Seat SMOOTHIE
$179.95
Time Remaining: 23d 9h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $179.95
ANTIQUE,VINTAGE,SCHWINN,STINGRAY BANANA SEAT, FASTBACK
ANTIQUE,VINTAGE,SCHWINN,STINGRAY BANANA SEAT, FASTBACK
$235.00
Time Remaining: 3d 10h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $235.00
Bike schwinn stingray 1966
Bike schwinn stingray 1966
$1,600.00
Time Remaining: 18d 16h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $1,600.00

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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