09th October 1940 ()
This Gorgeous Vintage Prewar Arnold Schwinn Fat Tire Cruiser Bicycle appears to be the Autocycle Special Unequipped model with upgrades. This Autocycle or Prewar B-6 was a basic version of the ever popular New Auto-Cycle. This Model has the newer cantilever frame, the big 3 1/2″ enameled Ballooner fenders with the new train light, chrome feather Chainguard, braced handle bars, and Deluxe Mesinger #1 Saddle. The Springer Fork and 9 hole rack were upgrades that could be added when ordering. This Gem has Excellent Patina showing character and originality to all the parts, and there is no evidence of having a tank that was removed. This Particular Arnold Schwinn Auto-Cycle is Badged and marketed as a Packard Bicycle.
First and far most to this Rare Prewar Packard Schwinn Bike is the Amazing Patina. The paint Shows a blend of Original Paint, Age, and the repaint of Johnny B Kid, all preserved in our Patina Process and adorned with matching original parts. The Bike is in great shape having some of the nicest prewar painted parts I have ever come across (the Prewar fenders, fork, rack, & frame are amazing for their for their age). This is a full size Men’s adult ballooner bike with Rebuilt New Departure Hubs laced and trued to chrome dropcenter Rims that been rusted to perfection, showing no chrome and are structurally sound. The tires are new Schwinn Brick pattern 26″ x 2.125″ black walls. The Train Light has been Retro fitted with highly efficient Led Lights giving you improved light, efficiency, and ease of use. This bike has a wonderful prewar AS Springer for a smooth cushioned ride. The Prewar Dog leg crank has been repaired showing age and character and works fine. This Unequipped Special Auto-Cycle rides great and will turn heads as you go, she’s ready to ride daily, and a fine example of the Schwinn mark of Quality.
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Local Sale: Cash Pickup in Golden, Colorado. Cash Price is Lower than our web posted prices.
Non Local Sales: You will be billed through Paypal and Shipping is: $150 for this bike to most of the US.