Nick your right they are tough to find. The only 2 I ever had in 35 years of this are 2 I bought from Joe Olimpio ( about 1995 ) in New Hampshire. Both violet, 1 real nice original and 1 restored. Unfortunately still looking for their pictures.
I would agree, the J33 is a rare Stingray, especially in its “Factory Paint”.
Patina, scratches or a rub is OK with me as long as it’s not a repaint.
Period correct decals or stickers are one of my Favorites on these old bikes.
You have a cool J33
The closest I’ve come to a nice one is in the Sales Brochure.
Technically? Original paint. I had an original pint can of the Schwinn lime and it covered the whole frame and guard.
The only Stingray I have ever restored and my favorite of the Stingrays! I was blown away that the paint was useable after umpteen years.
Fully restored Hi loop bike with as much of the correct parts as I could find. Joe in Cleveland did the seat restoration
top notch! Miss that little bike!