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Post# 128295   3/23/2011 at 13:32 (4,718 days old) by Automatic-Shift ()        

Mine is Hoover Model 65 50th Anniversary model in gold. They are so incredibly rare. Does anyone out there have one? I also love Model 69. Thanks, Ron

Post# 128326 , Reply# 1   3/23/2011 at 17:05 (4,718 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        
My favorite Convertible...

Is a model 69, as well..

My favorite non-Convertible is a model 63.

Here's a pic of the two of mine glamming it up...

Post# 128328 , Reply# 2   3/23/2011 at 17:07 (4,718 days old) by 04gtojustin ()        

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Post# 128329 , Reply# 3   3/23/2011 at 17:07 (4,718 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

I also have a Golden model 65... one of the prized cleaners in my collection.

Post# 128331 , Reply# 4   3/23/2011 at 17:15 (4,718 days old) by sleepdoc (St. Louis, MO)        

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I'm not really into Convertibles, but my favorite is the Denim model. I had a pristine one with a NOS hood and gave it to John Pease, who has a really terrific Convertible collection but didn't have that one.

Post# 128334 , Reply# 5   3/23/2011 at 17:19 (4,718 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

Probably my lilac colored one and my denim one, if they only had lights though they'd be that much nicer.

Post# 128344 , Reply# 6   3/23/2011 at 17:57 (4,718 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        
Favorite convertible

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I bought my mom a model 70. That would have to be my favorite.


Post# 128351 , Reply# 7   3/23/2011 at 18:28 (4,718 days old) by bagintheback (Flagstaff, Arizona)        

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I'd not have a specific model, but I love the sound of the Decade-80 type motors.

Post# 128357 , Reply# 8   3/23/2011 at 18:56 (4,718 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        
For me

My favorite convertible of all time has to be the gorgeous pink 65.

I have the base of one with a cracked hood. Need handle and original bag eventually. But its still cool!

Here are some of my past/presently owned convertibles that I like.

The machines I do -not- own any longer-

1960s 33 special- now with Fred Stachnik
1979 U4123 (red one) - also with Fred S now
1960 model 68- sold on ebay long ago

The 1020 is my daily driver for general use. Its super quiet, and a very good runner!

The Blue two tone is a very special machine for me. Its my childhood vacuum. Its a Commercial convertible model 344 from the mid 1960s. It was the first vacuum cleaner that was ever declared mine. I never turned it on until I was 16 years old!

Its the smoothest and quietest convertible I have ever used. New old stock 344 styled bag on it.

I had another one but Fred Stachnik now has it.

Of course the 913 isn't a convertible, but I think its close enough! A fine gift from Greg Nunn. All original, and very beautiful all around!

Post# 128629 , Reply# 9   3/24/2011 at 21:47 (4,717 days old) by 04gtojustin ()        

hey brandon i have a model 65 handel and bag i could help u out with once i see wat else i have layin around!

Post# 128632 , Reply# 10   3/24/2011 at 21:57 (4,717 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

That would be incredible!

Here is the base of mine. This is after we pulled it out of the basement of the vacuum goldmine store here in town. Its still in storage at my friends house in this picture.

have yet to clean it u and stuff. Will be getting it next time we meet so I can take it home and give it a spa bath!

Post# 128663 , Reply# 11   3/24/2011 at 23:35 (4,716 days old) by alexb1186 (Ferguson/St. Louis, MO)        
Here's my Model 65

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One piece handle, well pampered and serviced at the long gone Keady's Appliance in Florissant.

Post# 128669 , Reply# 12   3/24/2011 at 23:51 (4,716 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

Ooh.. Alex, your 65 is STUNNING! Did you find that at a sale?

PS -- I did get your message, I've been getting over a cold, and my sister is here visiting from Portland.. let's try and talk over the weekend or early next week...

Post# 128672 , Reply# 13   3/25/2011 at 00:15 (4,716 days old) by alexb1186 (Ferguson/St. Louis, MO)        

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Yes Fred, the sale of Marcella Loraine of 725 Gerald, 63031. She had no kids or hubby, but her family had a presale Thanksgiving Eve '09 and I snatched this up for $5 and had the tools to boot. The brush strips on it are replacements but still long and supple.

Post# 128684 , Reply# 14   3/25/2011 at 01:23 (4,716 days old) by 1926700 ()        
my favorite is a tad later....

it is the 1978 Estate convertible

Post# 128706 , Reply# 15   3/25/2011 at 09:10 (4,716 days old) by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        

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I would have to say mine would be my model 1070.
Although I had a u4085 I could easily of favored but I have no proof of that with out having one in my possesion.

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Post# 128723 , Reply# 16   3/25/2011 at 11:50 (4,716 days old) by 04gtojustin ()        

yes i will keep u updated just email me and i can prolly help u with that handle and bag
and by chance that pink convertible 65 is that forsale?

Post# 128724 , Reply# 17   3/25/2011 at 13:17 (4,716 days old) by sanimatic ()        
65 and 69

Mine are the 65 and 69. I sure wish I had the original bags on each of them, but I am stll happy to have them.

The 65 was my grandmother's so it is a family heirloom and I know it's exact history. And the 69 I got a few months ago as the lady was putting out on the curb for trash pick up. It belonged to her mother who had died a few weeks before and the lady didn't need it.


Post# 128746 , Reply# 18   3/25/2011 at 16:06 (4,716 days old) by sbnhvlvr (South Bend, IN)        

The Late Convertibles of the 1970's and Early Eighties are my Favorite.

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Post# 128747 , Reply# 19   3/25/2011 at 16:07 (4,716 days old) by sbnhvlvr (South Bend, IN)        

A few other favorites

Post# 128748 , Reply# 20   3/25/2011 at 16:08 (4,716 days old) by sbnhvlvr (South Bend, IN)        

One last shot of Convertibles

Post# 128765 , Reply# 21   3/25/2011 at 17:33 (4,716 days old) by ozhoover (London UK (but born and raised in Melbourne, Australia ))        
A few plastics based UK Convertibles or should I say Senior

Loving the colors


Post# 128767 , Reply# 22   3/25/2011 at 17:35 (4,716 days old) by kittingerhoover ()        
65 Parts!

I may be able to help those in need of 65 parts. Please email me at


Post# 128769 , Reply# 23   3/25/2011 at 17:39 (4,716 days old) by ozhoover (London UK (but born and raised in Melbourne, Australia ))        

and a couple of my JC Penney from the Hoover vault...

The bags are so cool...

Post# 128771 , Reply# 24   3/25/2011 at 17:41 (4,716 days old) by ozhoover (London UK (but born and raised in Melbourne, Australia ))        

and my polka dot JC Penney


Post# 128797 , Reply# 25   3/25/2011 at 18:35 (4,716 days old) by alexb1186 (Ferguson/St. Louis, MO)        

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Justin, mine is definitely not for sale! What all of a sudden you want a Convertible again after you bid up so many on eBay under many screen names back in 2007?

Post# 128807 , Reply# 26   3/25/2011 at 19:05 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Here is something you dont see too often!

This was when my collection was at a peak 46 vacuum cleaners.


I have all machines except the red U4123, lavender 33, and Commercial convertible 344 in eggshell ( had two so I gave one and the others to Fred S.)

Post# 128819 , Reply# 27   3/25/2011 at 20:16 (4,716 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
2 of my favorites

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can't clear the chip in the camera for others.

Post# 128822 , Reply# 28   3/25/2011 at 20:22 (4,716 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
It's really hard to decide

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Pick one!

Post# 128831 , Reply# 29   3/25/2011 at 20:50 (4,716 days old) by KirbyDS80 (California)        
Not really a favorite

One that's in a nice color and that has a headlight. Not much else to say.

Post# 128910 , Reply# 30   3/26/2011 at 08:28 (4,715 days old) by constellation86 (Roy, UT)        

I'll vote for model 68. Blue with the older hight adjustment. Also the last one that the handle matched the hood.

Post# 128920 , Reply# 31   3/26/2011 at 10:27 (4,715 days old) by kirbyvacuum (Long Island New York)        
The model 65@69

Hi All I love the 65 my parents back in 1959 got the Pink 65,My Moms sister the same day got the Gold 65. My parents gave it to a friend who needed a vacuum in 1969. My Aunt traded it in for a Kirby Classic she loves Kirbys at least she gave me the classic. She now has the g6 and loves it. She says this will be her last vacuum ( she is 87)any way she says when she goes the g6 is nine.Sorry my mistake my Aunt did NOT TRADE it in she gave it to me it works very well. I put a four brush roll in it Wow works as good as any new Kirby. Doug

Post# 128925 , Reply# 32   3/26/2011 at 11:27 (4,715 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        
The top two

on my wish list would be a pink 65 and the lavender 33. Mom's friend had a 65 and I would entertain myself with it contentedly in the livingroom while the women had coffee and talked in the kitchen. I loved stretching out that hose to see how far it would reach. An aunt had a lavender one and her house always got a thorough cleaning by me whenever we visited. My cousins were never so easily amused!

Post# 128927 , Reply# 33   3/26/2011 at 11:55 (4,715 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        
Hey John,

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How are you doing? Hope all is going well with your health and the remodeling.

While I'm not a huge Hoover fan, I really like the second one from the top of the stairs. Back in 1977, I used to hang out at a vacuum store in Venice FL after school. I remember the man who owned it was a Royal dealer, and also carried Hoover. One day we needed a new vacuum, and my Dad worked at the bank across the street from the store. He gave me the money to go buy a new vacuum of my choice (within the amount of money he gave me) and I chose a convertible almost exactly like the one on your stairs. It had the white metal base and yellow hood and bumpers just like yours. The only difference was the bag was a two tone yellow flowery pattern. I got it and the attachments for around $80. I took it over to the bank and put it in Dad's car trunk and couldn't wait for him to come home. I've been looking, but can't find another one like it. If I ever do, you can be sure it is coming home with me.

Post# 129036 , Reply# 34   3/26/2011 at 22:25 (4,715 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Mark - I love that Polka Dot Hoover! Fab-u!
One of my two favorites:

Post# 129038 , Reply# 35   3/26/2011 at 22:38 (4,715 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

John, that 65 is just stunning!

The bag looks so crisp and new! Such a pearly white base. A perfect pumper! Beautiful cord!

I can go on and on!

Post# 129045 , Reply# 36   3/26/2011 at 22:46 (4,715 days old) by Kirbyotronic ()        

I also have a Golden Model 65, it was found on Craigslist a few years back for $5. I have a brand new hood for this that a very generous club member sent me, it'll get installed soon and I'll post pics when it's on.

My other favorite would be the Pink Model 65.


Post# 129054 , Reply# 37   3/26/2011 at 23:25 (4,715 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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and, my recent find, in all it's orange fabulousness....U4033 (?)

Post# 324664 , Reply# 38   5/11/2015 at 21:53 (3,208 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        

My 1060 & U4393 domestic Convertibles & U4125 Guardsman

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Post# 324686 , Reply# 39   5/12/2015 at 09:29 (3,207 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        
HOOVER model 70

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My Favorite HOOVER Convertible is the gorgeous model 70 that Robert Clow from Quincy, Illinois gave me at the last Vacuum Cleaner Collectors Group Convention last year at the Vacuum Cleaner Museum. It's in perfect condition and it's mint cosmetically. Thanks Robert. I couldn't have such a wonderful collection without my friends who share with me.

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Post# 324905 , Reply# 40   5/15/2015 at 12:59 (3,204 days old) by SeamusUk (Dover Kent UK)        
My Favourite Convertible - it's love or hate time...

Hi Guys
This is my Convertible pride and joy - and the only one to have made it over the Pond....
Pretty much mint 707 with a very low serial number.....

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Post# 324907 , Reply# 41   5/15/2015 at 13:27 (3,204 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa)        

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That's a tough question for me! I like the 69, 1070, 1076, U4003 and the U4059! I also like some of the special models like the 32 and 33. It's hard for me just to pick one!

Post# 324913 , Reply# 42   5/15/2015 at 15:05 (3,204 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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It is a "must have"  if you collect HOOVERS.

  Do you like it?  How different do you find it from your "Seniors"

  I have 3,  my aunt has one.  Those bag snaps didn't hold up well,  though. Glad you have something from "over HERE" "over THERE".


Post# 324949 , Reply# 43   5/15/2015 at 23:41 (3,203 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Tom Anderson serviced one of mine.

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I have detailed photos... step by step.

  Here it is:

Post# 335000 , Reply# 44   10/1/2015 at 12:07 (3,065 days old) by nazard (Paris, France)        
my two favorites

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I have 6 Hoover model 65/652E plus one model 612.
Here are the last I got this summer, both restroed and work very well

Post# 335481 , Reply# 45   10/9/2015 at 18:59 (3,057 days old) by beekeyknee (Columbia, MO)        

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My 66, but the bag is shot and I'm having trouble reproducing it. I've got a really close cloth outer bag match in color, but it's to big. I made the top narrower but now I need to take in the sides. It's too big and looks funny.

Post# 335579 , Reply# 46   10/11/2015 at 20:51 (3,055 days old) by Hooverboy81 (Myrtle Place)        

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My model 65!

Post# 335583 , Reply# 47   10/11/2015 at 22:57 (3,055 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
It certainly led the way

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to sooooo much!!

Post# 335595 , Reply# 48   10/12/2015 at 08:54 (3,054 days old) by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        

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I actually love my custom rebuilt 1076 with a high performance motor here's 2 picture of it the 1 is before I put the blue motor hood and bag on it.More pictures are commuting stay tuned

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