To commemorate the redesign of this classic, Schwinn has partnered with Orange County Choppers (OCC) to use the OCC logo on all editions of the new Sting-Ray for mass retail sales, as well as use of the OCC name for Sting-Ray parts and accessories."The original Sting-Rays of the 1960s and '70s were very cutting-edge and took their design cues from muscle cars," explained Byron Smith, Schwinn's Chief Operating Officer & President.
"The new Sting-Ray takes its cues from customized motorcycles, and who knows custom motorcycles better than Orange County Choppers?
But to collectors and enthusiasts alike it really depends on what you are after.
Some say the first year bikes in un-restored condition bring high value too as they are getting harder and harder to find.
Even though the Ghost was only made one year, I had three 5-spd Ghosts (all in nice shape) and no Cotton Picker in my collection.
Some people know where to look but it took me almost 5 years to even see any Sting Ray at a yard sale.
I went to an auction last year where a rusty rusty rusty (did I mention rusty? The seat was barely there and the paint was just beat to crap.
I sure see a Lot of Orange Krates for sale at the moment, with prices all over the map.
In your opinions, is there an order that is generally accepted as a value scale for the Krates and Pickers? As far as other colors go I think it is just personal preference.