1956 Schwinn Jaguar Bicycle

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GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
@phantom , here's is a 56 Jaguar. Serial V702XX was stamped 04/05 to 04/09/1956--- V64238 ---- V77474.

Notice that the chain guard decal is different.


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Somebody has to have a 1956 Reporter that announces the new Jag.
 
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GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
And here is @Hammerhead 's 1956 Jaguar. Notice the chain guard decal is different and no Mark II on it. I asked him for the serial a while back but don't remember if I got it, so I can't say how early it is. Looks like the 1956 model was just a Jaguar and the 57 model was the Mark II Jaguar. With that one above stamped with an April serial and I'd really have to say that these were a mid year 56 release. I bet Captain Kangaroo could tell us when they were released! 🤣

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Edit, I just found the posting where he replied.

Serial number V42074 03/09/1956? Is what I found for a date.
Hammerhead
 
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Hammerhead

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
@phantom @GTs58 My Jaguar has a balloon tire frame. The wheels are S-7, the rear hub is dated 8-56. I should start a separate thread for this bike. Hammerhead
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I don't think there actually was a 56. 54/55 were Ballooners and the 57/58 were Mark II's and 59/62 were Mark IV's. No 56 model. I agree that at that price it would need to be a C8 or better.

And here is @Hammerhead 's 1956 Jaguar. Notice the chain guard decal is different and no Mark II on it. I asked him for the serial a while back but don't remember if I got it, so I can't say how early it is. Looks like the 1956 model was just a Jaguar and the 57 model was the Mark II Jaguar. With that one above stamped with an April serial and I'd really have to say that these were a mid year 56 release. I bet Captain Kangaroo could tell us when they were released! 🤣

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Edit, I just found the posting where he replied.

Serial number V42074 03/09/1956? Is what I found for a date.
Hammerhead
 

phantom

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Schwinn marketed those as 57's. No brochures or dealer pricing for a 56. If I see any of that I may be swayed. Sort of like the 83 Chevrolet Corvette. Sixty or so 84's with a 83 serial number but they were all 84's.
 
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mickeyc

Cruisin' on my Bluebird

KevinBrick

Wore out three sets of tires already!
I messaged the seller.. He said it was repainted last year.. Pedals are Union.. He did not provide a serial#.. looks like the chainguard decals are probably not correct.
 

GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
What's the opinion on this? If there were no '56s, what is it? '57? This one has the different chain guard decal.

No telling what year that one is, no serial number provided, and it's been modified with incorrect parts. The chain guard decal looks like it was the Schwinn Mark II Jaguar piece that was on the later production for the 1957 and later pieces. The early ones (56) had just Schwinn Jaguar on the chain guard and it was a different font.
 
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