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What is your favorite kirby model?
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Post# 132229   4/13/2011 at 20:46 (4,699 days old) by LongLiveKirbys (Minneapolis)        

What is your favorite kirby model that you have or wish to own?
Mine would have to be either my Classic III or my Dual 80
The classic III is much shinier in person it just looks dull because of the lighting

Post# 132236 , Reply# 1   4/13/2011 at 20:54 (4,699 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

My favorite kirby that I have ever owned would be my current D80 that I "remanufactured"

I would kill for an original 505 or earlier model.

Post# 132240 , Reply# 2   4/13/2011 at 20:59 (4,699 days old) by LongLiveKirbys (Minneapolis)        
dear god...

i would have to say that is the most amazing kirby ive ever seen.. im speechless lol
could ya do mine?! hahaha xD

Post# 132244 , Reply# 3   4/13/2011 at 21:03 (4,699 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Gotta love those Traditions! Not only is it my favorite Kirby, Its my favorite vacuum.

Post# 132245 , Reply# 4   4/13/2011 at 21:04 (4,699 days old) by LongLiveKirbys (Minneapolis)        
i love..

how quiet the traditions are!

Post# 132247 , Reply# 5   4/13/2011 at 21:08 (4,699 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

BTW- That Tradition recently got a day at the spa- Its much shinier now!




Post# 132250 , Reply# 6   4/13/2011 at 21:11 (4,699 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Thanks for the comment on the D80. Its my baby for sure. I have $300 in it so far. Every part new. Machine buffed professionally.


The Tradition is a pretty decently quiet machine. I love the sound they make.

Post# 132279 , Reply# 7   4/13/2011 at 23:24 (4,699 days old) by djtaylor (Salt Lake City, Utah)        

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My favorite is the D50(1965-67). Wonderful machine. I have two.

Post# 132322 , Reply# 8   4/14/2011 at 07:22 (4,699 days old) by kenkart ()        

D 50 or 560!

Post# 132326 , Reply# 9   4/14/2011 at 08:23 (4,699 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        

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How can you choose just one lol. James:o)

Post# 132329 , Reply# 10   4/14/2011 at 09:49 (4,699 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        
My favorite Kirbys are

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1. The Tradition. The first model I sold when I sold Kirby.
2. The Sanitronic VII. The last single speed Kirby, and the first Kirby I traded in on a Tradition.
3. The Ultimate G Diamond Edition. Love the gentle switch on the power plant.

Post# 132338 , Reply# 11   4/14/2011 at 11:21 (4,699 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        
How can you choose just one lol..

Wow, James!  Your collection is incredible!  I know how you feel... They're all just a bit different, and those differences between the models make it worth having an example of each one!  Cool  That's how I feel about my Constellations, anyways.


I've shared before that my favorite Kirby is the Dual 80... I like that type of handle-grip and I like the small nozzle.  I also love the color.  The Legend II is a close second -- also a beautiful cleaner. The light-up Kirby logo on the headlight on the D50 also makes that model a contender. 


(Photo credit:  Charles Richard Lester)

Post# 132438 , Reply# 12   4/14/2011 at 23:51 (4,698 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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D-50 for sure. I miss mine. Dave Olsen has it now. I love the sound of that motor winding on.... 


But, Brandon, that D-80 is GORGEOUS! You did a beautiful job on it. The shine from it hurts my eyes.


And James --  what a great collection. They look so festive, all decorated for the Holidays!

Post# 132441 , Reply# 13   4/15/2011 at 00:51 (4,698 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        
Favorite Kirby Model

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Kirby 505 and Kirby G5




Post# 132451 , Reply# 14   4/15/2011 at 04:53 (4,698 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        

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Thanks Fred. It would be nice to have the rest of the kirby's on display.
I'm just short of space. Do you have every model of Constellation and how many diffrent models are there??

Thanks John that pic was taken in 2009 at Christmas. So I don't have the decs on them all year round. lol
Last year I had all white fairy lights put around them:o)


Post# 132452 , Reply# 15   4/15/2011 at 05:38 (4,698 days old) by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        

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I'll say my tradition is my personal favorate.

Post# 132453 , Reply# 16   4/15/2011 at 05:44 (4,698 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

I just can't narrow it down to one.Like em all.

Post# 132458 , Reply# 17   4/15/2011 at 07:35 (4,698 days old) by 1926700 ()        
mines kind of a un conventinal awnser.....

my favorite is the Classic I or the Classic Omega

Post# 132553 , Reply# 18   4/16/2011 at 01:03 (4,697 days old) by dualsanitronic (Omaha)        
The Dual 50 is so nifty!

The Dual Sanitronic 50 is my fave Kirby ever. The ovals plastered all over the original bag plus the lighted logo and the addition of the Rug Renovator and two speeds also make it my fave vac off all time!

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