The Schwinn Spitfire | 1951 to 1979

The Schwinn Spitfire

1951 schwinn deluxe spitfire
This page provides year by year images and info quoted from Schwinn catalogs for the Spitfire from 1951 to 1979 .

1951

timbre construction at a money-saving price !
1951 schwinn spitfire

  • Model D-24 26-inch
  • Model D-74 26-inch

A Sturdy, dependable Schwinn bike that will give years of pleasure

This unequipped Schwinn Spitfire is the ideal solution for those people who must consider price in choosing a bicycle. In this model, you get a full size, amply streamlined bicycle, constructed of dependable quality components throughout, that will stand up under years of service. Like all Schwinn bicycles, it carries the celebrated Schwinn Guarantee. For dependability and service, there is no better buy at this amazing first gear price !

Specifications

  • Frame Electro-forged, fully streamlined, made from Schwinn built tubing. Removable seat post clamp.
  • Fork Solid forged steel construction. No brazing.
  • Crank Set Drop forged from high carbon steel, triple heat treated cups and cones. Cones turned from fine grain steel, chrome steel balls, two point ball races.
  • Front Hub Schwinn built with removable bearing cups.
  • Rear Hub Standard coaster brake.
  • Head Set Schwinn built, tripple heat treated cups and cones, with chrome steel balls.
  • Handlebar Boy Scout.
  • Handlebar Stem Extension type.
  • Kickstand Detachable.
  • Fenders 3″ Crescent.
  • Chain Guard Embossed design, secured directly to frame.
  • Tires Good Quality 26 x 2 1/8″ cord balloon.
  • Rims Schwinn built, tubular, enameled S-2.
  • Saddle Standard, felt padded.
  • Pedals Schwinn approved.
  • Reflector 1 1/2″ Jewel.
  • Shipping Weight D24, 54 pounds; D74, 54 pounds.
  • Colors Boys model, Light Red; Girls model, Light Blue.

Schwinn Deluxe Spitfire

A combination of trim lines, smart styling

1951 schwinn deluxe spitfire

  • Model D-25 26-inch
  • Model D-75 26-inch

A Schwinn value in an equipped bike at a price that is hard-to-beat!

You get lots of very well features and uncompromising equipment when you choose the Schwinn Spitfire. This exemplar includes streamlined tank, powerful headlight, chrome tie down rods and uncompromising baggage aircraft carrier with bejewel safety reflector.
Faultless Schwinn construction throughout means superscript performance at all times. Remember besides, it ‘s protected by the Schwinn guarantee. There Spitfire is reasonably prices to fit any budget .

Specifications

  • Frame Electro-forged, fully streamlined, made from Schwinn built tubing. Removable seat post clamp.
  • Fork Solid forged steel construction with patented truss rods. No brazing.
  • Crank Set Drop forged from high carbon steel, triple heat treated cups and cones. Cones turned from fine grain bar steel, chrome steel balls, two point ball bearing races.
  • Front Hub Schwinn built with removable bearing cups.
  • Rear Hub Standard coaster brake.
  • Head Set Schwinn built, triple heat treated cups and cones, with chrome steel balls.
  • Handlebar Boy Scout.
  • Handlebar Stem Extension type.
  • Tank Spitfire design, fully streamlined.
  • Kickstand Detachable.
  • Fenders 3″ Crescent.
  • Head light Torpado type.
  • Chain Guard Embossed design, secured directly to frame.
  • Tires Good Quality 26 x 2 1/8″ cord balloon.
  • Rims Schwinn built, tubular, enameled S-2.
  • Saddle Standard, felt padded.
  • Pedals Schwinn approved.
  • Reflector 1 1/2″ Jewel.
  • Shipping Weight D25, 61 pounds; D75, 60 pounds.
  • Colors Boys model, Light Red; Girls model, Light Blue.

Schwinn Spitfire 24″

Streamlined, quality-contstructed motorcycle buy !
1951 schwinn spitfire

  • Model J-23 24-inch
  • Model J-73 24-inch

If price is important-here is the best quality bike obtainable at a low price

The 24-inch Spitfire is outstanding in its monetary value course above any other bicycle. Designed to give growing youngster reliable service and many years of pleasure. They will find it easy bicycle, placid riding
Like all Schwinn bicycles, it carries the celebrated Schwinn Guarantee. Through unequipped, it is Schwinn Quality Constructed to withstand arduous clothing, and give many years of satisfactory avail

Schwinn Deluxe Spitfire 24″

Beautifully equipped 24-inch Juvenile model
1951 schwinn deluxe spitfire

  • Model J-29 24-inch
  • Model J-79 24-inch

The new Schwinn Deluxe Spitfire features quality equipment

A fine-looking, 24-inch exemplary that ‘s certain to be the choice of parents who want a sturdy, in full equipped bicycle for their male child and girl. expertly designed for easy pedaling- better proportion. Equipment includes built -in tank with electric horn, uncompromising kickstand and chainguard, mighty headlight, and comfortable charge. beautiful baked-on enamel finish. Remember excessively, it ‘s in full protected by the celebrated Schwinn Guarantee .
See this outstanding beauty today — it ‘s a home !

Schwinn Spitfire 20″

Smooth, easy riding for child 5 to 7 !
1951 schwinn spitfire

  • Model J-20 20-inch
  • Model J-70 20-inch

A streamlined, easy pedalling bike that any boy or girl would be proud to own!

here is the practical bicycle for 5 to 7 years old. It ‘s beautifully streamlined and finished in bright enamel to catch every eye .
All parts are of high quality materials, designed to stand up under the hard use they are surely to receive from active child – however economically priced to fit the most limit budget. Equipped with streamlined range guard, Schwinn tubular rims – plus all the Schhwinn choice features amply protected by the celebrated Schwinn Guarantee .

Schwinn Deluxe Spitfire 20″

A 20-inch beauty … fully equipped … gloomy in price
1951 schwinn deluxe spitfire

  • Model J-26 20-inch
  • Model J-76 20-inch

A brand new model beautifully equipped and superbly made!

Smooth streamlined styling and celebrated Schwinn Quality structure make the Schwinn deluxe Spitfire an ideal bicycle for youngsters 5 to 7 !
popular deluxe equipment includes streamlined tank with built-in electric automobile horn, potent torpedo headlight, sturdy kickstand and chainguard. in full protected by the Famous Schwinn Guarantee. Available in attractive color combinations. See this newly smasher today- it ‘s guaranteed to please any child .
See the full 1951 Schwinn catalog .

1953

Schwinn Spitfire for Boys 26 ”
A popular model for those who must consider price in choosing a bicycle .
1953 schwinn spitfire for boys and girls
In this exemplary you get the celebrated Schwinn frame that will stand up under years of service. Like all Schwinn models- it carries the Schwinn Guarantee .

  • 26 inch model No. D-24

Schwinn Spitfire for Girls 26″

Sturdy, reliable and streamlined for fluent, easy ride. Made with all the Famous Schwinn Quality Features, besides ! – undertake as-long-as-you-own-it. See this beauty at your dealer today. For dependability and service, there is no better buy .

  • 26 inch model No. D-74

A popular model for those who must consider price in choosing a bicycle .

Schwinn Deluxe Spitfire for Boys 26″

A beautifully styled bicycle with the celebrated Schwinn .
1953 schwinn deluxe spitfire for boys and girls
Quality features-at a popular price. Includes streamlined tank, chrome tie down rods, headlight, sturdy baggage carrier and kickstand. Guaranteed As-Long-As-You-Own-It .

  • 26 inch model No. D-25.

Schwinn Deluxe Spitfire for Girls 26″

A combination of shave lines and smart style ! Fully equipped model includes streamlined tank, headlight, chrome truss rods and hardy baggage carrier with beady condom reflecting telescope. amply protected by the celebrated Schwinn Guarantee .

  • 26-inch model No. D-75

Schwinn Spitfire for Boys 7 to 10…

Designed to give growing youngster dependable service and many years of pleasure .
1953 schwinn spitfire and deluxe spitfire
Streamlined chainguard, hardy kickstand and wax width fenders. Like all Schwinn bicycles it carries the Famous Schwinn Guarantee .

  • Model No. J-73
  • 24 inch model No. J-23 girls

Schwinn Deluxe Spitfre for Boys 7 to 10…

A brand raw, in full equipped model- expertly designed for easy pedal. Equipment includes built-in tank with electric automobile horn, hardy kickstand and chainguard, knock-down headlight, and comfortable saddle .

  • 24-inch model No. J-29
  • Girls model No. J-79

Every Schwinn Bike is Guaranteed As-Long-As-You-Own-It…

1953 schwinn bantam and spitfire

Schwinn Spitfire for Boys 4 to 7…

It ‘s beautifully streamlined and finished in bright enamel to catch every eye. All parts are of high quality materials, designed to stand up under hard use. Equipped with chainguard and kickstand plus all the Schwinn Quality Feautes .

  • 20-inch model No. J-20
  • Girls Model No. J-70

1953 schwinn hornet and deluxe spitfire

Schwinn Deluxe Spitfire for Boys 4 to 7…

A post new model beautifully equipped and wonderfully model Equipped with kickstand, built-in electric horn, mighty torpedo headlight, and streamlined chainguard. fully protected byt the Famous Schwinn Guarantee .

  • 20 inch model No. J-26. Girls
  • Model No. J-76

See the full 1953 Schwinn catalogue .

1954

Where price is significant, the Schwinn Spitfire is a wise choice .
1954 schwinn spitfire
Includes extra-strong Schwinn frame and other exclusive timbre features. Guaranteed As-Long-As-You-Own-It !

  • 26-inch size Boys D-11
  • 24-inch size Boys J-21
  • 20-inch size Boys J-31

Schwinn Spitfire Girls

  • 26-inch size Girls D-61
  • 24-inch size Girls J-71
  • 20-inch size Girls J-81

Sold-Only by factory-franchised Schwinn dealers- Parts and Service readily available.

Schwinn Spitfire Boys 16″

The Schwinn Spitfire … 16 Inch
Safe and Sturdy for boys and girls 3 to 5 … detachable Cycle Aids
1954 schwinn spitfire girls
For beginners is safe and sturdy, a 16 ” scaled-down model with the same Quality Features so celebrated in larger Schwinn Bicycles. Equipped with coaster brake, semi-pneumatic tires and cycle help .

  • 16-inch size Boys J-45

Schwinn Spitfire Girls 16″

  • 16-inch size Girls J-95

See the full 1954 Schwinn catalog .

1955

When price is important, the Schwinn Spitfire is the ideal choice .
1955 Schwinn Spitfire

  • Boys 26-inch Model D11

1955 Schwinn Spitfire Models
here is a dependable timbre bicycle at low price, amply guaranteed by Schwinn to give last satisfaction vitamin a long as you own it !

SPECIFICATIONS

FRAME- Schwinn balloon double over measure, girls balloon.
FORK- Forged.
RIMS- Schwinn tubular S2, enameled.
TIRES- Shwinn Typhoon.
KICKSTAND- Detachable.
COLORS- Spitfire red, blasphemous or green .

MODELS

Shipping Weight pound.
BOYS GIRLS SIZE DESCRIPTION BOYS/GIRLS

  • D11 D61 26-inch Spitfire 54 54
  • J21 J71 24-inch Spitfire 49 49
  • J31 J81 20-inch Spitfire 41 41 1/2

See the full 1955 Schwinn catalog .

1956

Where price is important, the Schwinn Spitfire is a judicious choice.

1956 schwinn spitfire
Includes extra-strong Schwinn frame, tubular rims and other exclusive quality features. Guaranteed Long-As-You-Own-It .
Colors : Spitfire red, blue or fleeceable .

  • Boys and girls 26″, 24″ and 20″ models.

See the full 1956 Schwinn catalogue .

1957

A feature-packed middleweight exemplar !
1957 schwinn deluxe hornet and boys spitfire
A high-grade founder ‘s bicycle !
Fast-roll 1.75 Middleweight tires
Coaster brake
Schwinn Cantilever frame
Shown in Boys ‘ 20 Model
besides girls ‘ 20 ” model and boys ‘ and girls ‘ 24 ” and 26 ” models
Training wheels optional
Colors : Spitfire red or blue, Florida green, besides black enamel .

Schwinn Spitfire Girls’

1957 schwinn wasp and girls spitfire
Schwinn ‘s top-flight style at a price to suit every purse !
1.75 Middleweight tires
coaster brake
schwinn double-bar frame
boys and girls 20 ” 24 ” and 26 ” models
Colors : Spitfire red or blue, Florida green besides total darkness enamel .
See the broad 1957 Schwinn catalog .

1960

Schwinn style. Cantilever frame. Two-tone saddle .
1960-schwinn-spitfire-1
Spitfire red or black enamel .

  • 26″ coaster brake ……. $46.95
  • 24″ coaster brake ……. $44.95
  • 20″ coaster brake ……. $41.95

Schwinn Spitfire Girls’

Schwinn style. Choice of coloring material. Two-tone charge .
Spitfire blasphemous, white and powder blue, white and rose .

  • 26″ coaster brake .. $46.95
  • 24″ coaster brake .. $44.95
  • 20″ coaster brake .. $41.95

See the fully 1960 Schwinn catalogue .

1961

Schwinn style. Cantilever skeleton. Two-tone saddle .
1961-spitfire-boys
Spitfire red or black enamel .

  • 26″ coaster brake ……. $46.95
  • 24″ coaster brake ……. $44.95
  • 20″ coaster brake ……. $41.95

Schwinn Spitfire Girls’

Schwinn style. Choice of color. Two-tone saddleback .
1961 Schwinn Spitfire
Spitfire bluing, white and powder blue, white and rose .

  • 26″ coaster brake .. $46.95
  • 24″ coaster brake .. $44.95
  • 20″ coaster brake .. $41.95

See the full moon 1961 Schwinn catalog .

1965

Combination Baby Seat and Carrier
1965 spitfire
More fun the hale family. A convenient mailman when folded. A quick airlift and a snap of the positive lock device turns it into a safe seat for child. Ideal for children up to 4 years farad age. well installed on any full size whippersnapper motorcycle … $ 9.95
See the full 1965 Schwinn catalog .

1977

A modern bicycle mind from Schwinn that combines Schwinn strength and lastingness in an agile bicycle that goes anywhere that bikes can go .
1977 schwinn spitfire

  • Schwinn Spitfire Model CC7-6…………$118.95

Ideal besides for industrial and commercial use where a bicycle built to take it is significant. All that and more …. that ‘s what the Schwinn Spitfire is made for, adding fresh places to ride …. new things to do. Charge off on the furrowed Spitfire, to the beach, camp grounds, a retentive secondary scenic roads and paths .
Ride to those often miss places away from the casual crowd, to the little explore hideaways and by-ways. The Schwinn Spitfire makes it easy with its strong Schwinn middleweight plan and electro-forgedframe. Knobby whitewall tires not only add to its attractive appearance, but they help assure a better ride on carying surfaces .
Sturdy Schwinn construction, and the simpleton and certain operation of a positive action one speed coaster brake, plus the ease of the heavy duty padded saddle make the Spitfire one of the most versatile ideas in bikes today. Rick looking and farseeing durable Schwinn colors, besides !

Specifications

  • Frame: Heavy duty, Schwinn electro-forged cantilever style frame.
  • Frame Finish: Flamboyant red, Sky blue, black.
  • Wheels: 26″ x 2.125″ Schwinn tubular balloon rims.
  • Tires: 26″ x 2.125″ balloon knobby whitewall.
  • Handlebar and Stem: Chrome plated handlebar and hot forged steel stem.
  • Crankset: One-piece, heat treated forged steel.
  • Pedals: Block style reflectorized.
  • Brake: Bendix coaster brake.
  • Saddle: Black heavy duty, padded.
  • Weight: 44 1/2 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

See the full 1977 Schwinn catalog .

1978

Cantilever frame design .
1978 schwinn spitfire and heavy duti
Forged steel methamphetamine.
spring shock absorber bicycle seat.
Full length chainguard .

  • Model CC7-6….$124.95

Colors : Flamboyant red, black .
Versatile bicycle that goes anywhere that bikes can go. Ideal excessively for industrial and commercial function where a uncompromising bicycle is important. Charge off on the broken Spitfire to the beach, campgrounds, or secondary coil scenic roads .
impregnable Schwinn-built electro-forged frame, heat-treated steel crank. 26 ” ten 2.125 ” balloon knobby whitewall tires help assure a better ride on varying surfaces. positivist action coaster brake. weight : 45 pound .
See the fully 1978 Schwinn catalogue .

1979

Schwinn Balloon and Middleweight Models
1979 schwinn spitfire
These new Schwinn Spitfire models are contemporary balloon run down bikes with Schwinn ‘s hardy electro-forged cantilever human body, give shock absorber saddles, tubular sword rims and many early smooth-riding Schwinn quality features. Choice of 26-inch wheel sizes in Spitfire I coaster brake models .

Schwinn Spitfire 5-speed

here ‘s a wholly new cycling sport- cruise !
1979 schwinn spitfire 5 speed

  • CC5-5, 5-speed 26-inch wheels
  • CC7-6, Coaster 26-inch wheels
  • CC1-6, Coaster 24-inch wheels

“ Cruising ” began along the beaches in California when outdoor enthusiasts discovered the fun of riding their “ old ” balloon tire bikes along the water ‘s edge. The sport soon spread and today the reliable balloon tire bicycle is second in demand as a sport motorcycle for riding on sand, off-the-road trails or around town- about anywhere you ‘d want to go .
Spitfire V has pass brakes with 5-speed derailleur gears for easier bicycle. All have 2.125 inch wide balloon tires. Weight 45 pounds.

Assembled and fitted, ready to ride….

  • 5-speed….$169.95
  • coaster models….$136.95

Colors : Cardinal red, sky blue, black sable .
See the full 1979 Schwinn catalogue .
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