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Post# 119347   12/27/2010 at 13:50 (3,447 days old) by edgar (Belgium)        

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Does anybody knows id this one is worth the driving.



Post# 119353 , Reply# 1   12/27/2010 at 14:16 (3,447 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        


It looks nice - but I can't read Spanish, so I'm afraid I'm no help.

Nice and clean though.....


Post# 119356 , Reply# 2   12/27/2010 at 14:42 (3,447 days old) by edgar (Belgium)        
dutch ;-))

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hi Rick,

Thanks for tying lol. if anybody want to know what it says i can translate it.

Post# 119379 , Reply# 3   12/27/2010 at 16:56 (3,447 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

Nice version of a Hoover Convertible, love the colors and bag combination. I'd go for it if it catches your fancy!

Post# 119383 , Reply# 4   12/27/2010 at 18:02 (3,447 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

Looks like a Hoover Senior Ranger, model U4147, pure guesswork though, only know that through this one for sale on ebay:

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Post# 119476 , Reply# 5   12/28/2010 at 10:37 (3,446 days old) by 74simon ()        

Think this one was a store exclusive model in the UK. It's from the late 70s/early 80s and is quite an unusual model - has the US style bag spring and height adjuster window, but with the European foot switch. Wonder which side of the Atlantic it was built on?

Either way, it's fairly rare, if you like it you'll probably not find another for a while...


Post# 119477 , Reply# 6   12/28/2010 at 10:53 (3,446 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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Hi, yes It is a Senior Ranger U 4147 /U 4197 from 1981-82. I have one.
It is different from the other European Hoover Senior Rangers from the 70s and the base is made in plastic. However the lebel says "made in the USA"

Post# 119489 , Reply# 7   12/28/2010 at 14:01 (3,446 days old) by hooverbaby (Dalton in Furness, UK)        
Yes, it looks like a U4147!

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I have one example, though not in especially good nick. This one appears to have the original bag..and yes, they were made in the USA. There are a few 240 volt versions of them scattered around the UK, not especially rare but a lot less common than the Hoover Senior Ranger models eg U4002/U4014 and 652 series.

The chassis are all plastic, unlike some of the earlier metal-bodied Seniors/Convertibles.


Post# 119492 , Reply# 8   12/28/2010 at 14:18 (3,446 days old) by ozhoover (London UK (but born and raised in Melbourne, Australia ))        

Here's a couple of pictures of my U4147 along with the plastic based UK 6565E's


Post# 119493 , Reply# 9   12/28/2010 at 14:19 (3,446 days old) by ozhoover (London UK (but born and raised in Melbourne, Australia ))        

A close up...

Post# 119504 , Reply# 10   12/28/2010 at 16:57 (3,446 days old) by whirlpolf ()        
go get it!

So rare, the Ranger models with that plexi carpet height indicator... (at least here in Europe)
Got a Ranger myself (mustard colour, top fill bag), love it to pieces.
But with that 1234-window thingy you will even be happier.

Post# 121071 , Reply# 11   1/12/2011 at 14:41 (3,431 days old) by 1066hoovers ()        
I bought the U4147 off ebay

I'll post some pics once I have restored it.
It's from Nov 1979 and the colour is a muddy red.

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