Early STINGRAY s.n. E3xxxxx


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stoney

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jul 19, 2013
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Fuquay Varina, NC, United States
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Bought this Stingray today from it's original owner. I believe this to be a very early '63. E3 May '63? I know the seat is not right, it should be white, it is a Persons though. Seat sissy bar is stamped Persons. Tires are not originals either. Rear is a grooved Sears slick, front is some junk. Looks like all else is. It has the original bike store sticker on it. The bike was bought for Bill ( now age 67 ) by his mom when his English Racer got stolen. They went to the bike store and the owner sold it to Bill and his mom.

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ZE52414

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Dec 6, 2016
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Peoria, United States
#2
That seat is awesome. I’m going this weekend to pick one up. What a killer bike Ray! Great buy!
 
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Jewelman13

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 18, 2015
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Center Conway, United States
#4
Bought this Stingray today from it's original owner. I believe this to be a very early '63. E3 May '63? I know the seat is not right, it should be white, it is a Persons though. Seat sissy bar is stamped Persons. Tires are not originals either. Rear is a grooved Sears slick, front is some junk. Looks like all else is. It has the original bike store sticker on it. The bike was bought for Bill ( now age 67 ) by his mom when his English Racer got stolen. They went to the bike store and the owner sold it to Bill and his mom.

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Sweet score! That’s one I’m missing in my collection!
 
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60sstuff

Look Ma, No Hands!
Aug 7, 2017
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Fremont, California, United States
#5
Cool Stingray and a very early one!

I love the water slide decals on old bicycles. Ads character.
 
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Jeff54

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Sep 11, 2013
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Ft Myers, Florida
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[Humor]Based on the gold standard; 1963 Gold prices were $35.25 an Ounce. Today, averaging about $1,200. So, if ya toss a little math into it; 1,200/35.25 = 34.28571428571429 x 49.95 = 1712.5714285714 ($1,700 in gold today)

Moreover, I bet the guy you bought it from, lost money on the deal. [grin] Even for $1,700, considering storage is a loss.

However, that's brand new; 50 bucks and >>> no doubt, the memories behind it are priceless so, at any price you paid , obviously for the condition; he got his 50 bucks worth and today's $1,700. so, It's a score for him too. [grin]

By 1966, aprox 2-3 years of bumps and scratches, it's at least a 75% knock off maybe more just a few years later. So, and but, Conditionally, -75% is around $ 425; About a third of an ounce.

I have no clue of old original sting-ray's value but, it would seem $425 may be a good value for an early sting-ray today hence, by gold standards this bike has retained it's used bike worth from 1966 to now. [grin]

That there's some Schwinn Quality built spit.



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