Yea, man. I've had this for a year. The lights work. Needed a little sanding, but they were otherwise clean.Sears bikes were labeled J C Higgins until 1963, afterward they were labeled Sears, so yours is 64 or a little later. A 50 year old american made bike!
Even the chain guard isn't scratched. Fenders chrome looks perfect. The seat is amazingly good. For an everyday rider, I would put a newer seat on and save the original. I'll bet the lights work too. I would check to see if there were old batteries in the tank, they might corrode and damage the tank.
Thanks for the advice. That's what I was looking hear. I was worried about covering up the original paint.It's worth about what you paid for it. Please don't paint it. That original paint is in amazing shape and the chrome looks great also.
I agree that it's mid 60s. Murray built for sure.
Great looking example of a 1960s Middleweight.
That's not what I was looking to hear. If the grips are valuable, how about the tires? I'm pretty sure it had the original tubes in it. But, I disposed of all that stuff.Also if you still have the original grips and pedals, hang on to them to keep with the bike.