In 1971 you could walk into your local Schwinn Dealership and buy a 5 speed Orange Krate for $101.95. Today one in good condition will set you back between $2,000 and $3,000. A new old stock front fender alone can fetch $150. After all, Schwinn bicycles are the best!
Muscle car enthusiasts are now adding old Schwinn bicycles, accessories and dealership advertising to their collection. In particular, the Krate Stingray bicycles are very collectible. The guy who collects the 1971 Trans Am would love to have a 1971 Cotton Picker displayed along with the car.
See also: Pontiacs