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Post# 196518   8/21/2012 at 12:25 (2,780 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

Well guys, it hurts me to have to do this but some of my Sebo collection is up for grabs. Basically the bills for restoring my Audi Quattro are starting to roll in and I need the money. And to be quite honest I need the space back too, i've got far too many vacs. Really want them to go to good homes. A lot of money has gone into the Stealth 1 especially!

The Ensign Stealth 1 -

And the Vintage Sebo 350 -

Heres some Youtube videos of them in action

Post# 196530 , Reply# 1   8/21/2012 at 12:52 (2,780 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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You'd have a buyer for both if I had more than two pennies to rub together.

I hope they go to good homes! Never know, maybe even VL members.

Post# 196563 , Reply# 2   8/21/2012 at 15:00 (2,780 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        

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So sad to hear you have to sell of some of your Sebo's to pay for bills on your car! I know how it feels though, sometimes, & how you wish you didn't have to give up a vacuum just to pay some bills. If I was in the UK or Scotland, & there wasn't the expense involved of shipping across the continent to North America, & it used 120 Volt instead of 220 Volt like Europe does, I would be bidding on one of those Sebo's in a heartbeat! Tried out a Sebo Automatic X5 back in November when visiting Greg Paul (fellow Canadian collector) & the Sebo's are perhaps the best made upright money can buy.

Best of luck, & hopefully you get what they are actually worth....Rob

Post# 196605 , Reply# 3   8/21/2012 at 19:01 (2,780 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

cheers mate :) I am sad to see them go but the Audi that I've got being restored is pretty special. Theres only 9 left on UK roads and therefore are extremely rare. I'm so lucky to own one but its been off the road for 12 years and needs quite a bit of work

Here she is on the back of the trailer on her way to the Audi specialist

Post# 196611 , Reply# 4   8/21/2012 at 20:57 (2,780 days old) by Vacuumfreeeke ()        

That Stealth model is beautiful, I'd never seen one like that... I also really liked the video you made showing your dirt meter.... where in the world did you find a Sebo dirt meter?

Post# 196651 , Reply# 5   8/22/2012 at 03:27 (2,779 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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I hope my eyes are deceiving me and you're not towing a fine piece of automotive machinery with a... A... VAUXHALL!?

Post# 196658 , Reply# 6   8/22/2012 at 04:42 (2,779 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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"It's still a current model that retails at £334-395"


Oh, Ryan, you crafty sod! Although the Ensign Stealth does still retail at that, we all know that the Sebo x1.1 and x4 are considerably cheaper ;)

Post# 196669 , Reply# 7   8/22/2012 at 06:28 (2,779 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Nothing wrong with a bit of "what they don't know won't hurt them"...

Post# 196671 , Reply# 8   8/22/2012 at 07:30 (2,779 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

exactly ;) and yes Jamie, you're eyes do deceive you, its being towed by a Toyota Landcruiser lol. I shall have you know that me and the bf are big Vauxhall fans! our next car is going to be a Mk1 Cavalier when the Audi is finished.

The dirt meter is an odd one, it was on ebay. i have no idea where it came from but must have been some kind of demonstration tool?

Heres another pic of the old girl arriving at the garage, The bills have started rolling in already, £1000 in the space of 2 days! lol

Post# 196672 , Reply# 9   8/22/2012 at 07:31 (2,779 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

very 80s

Post# 196674 , Reply# 10   8/22/2012 at 07:46 (2,779 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Well, Toyota is better - but Ford is best!

Post# 196736 , Reply# 11   8/22/2012 at 15:16 (2,779 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

I had a brand new Toyota Aygo, it was bloody awful lol replaced it with a new Fiesta 1.6 Zetec S which was fine but nowt special. Had a Mondeo 2.5 V6 Ghia, that wasn't a bad car.

Post# 197040 , Reply# 12   8/24/2012 at 09:52 (2,777 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Yes Ryan I just saw your Stealth on EBay last night. I was surprised you were selling it but can understand fully as to why you need to sell it. Its a rare model . I just sold my X4 and X1.1 too, but not on EBay, just to private local hotel and B&B owners. The X1 A/Stealth is a bit quieter than the more current Sebos though.

Have you driven/test driven the Vauxhall Antara? I wasn't impressed with it much but I do like the general design.

Post# 197145 , Reply# 13   8/24/2012 at 17:10 (2,777 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

Sometimes you have to sacrifice one hobby for another, as much as I love my vacs, I love my cars more lol I can always buy a new Stealth 1 if i really do miss it.

Hmm Antara, haven't driven one yet, I nearly ended up buying an Insignia though. But to be totally honest, modern cars really don't do it for me. I have had a few cars from new and I do very quickly get bored of them. Theres no character to them, the Fiesta Zetec S i had feels exactly the same as my partners new Alfa Romeo MiTo. Boring and plasticky.

The reason i've stuck with my Rover 800 for so long is because its a bit quirky, it's very british with all that wood and leather, I love the attention I get in it too. I really can't wait to get the Audi back on the road, its just that little bit more quicker than the Rover.

The Rover will be my town car and long distance cruiser because its an auto and better for it, and the Audi can be my sporty play thing for when I feel like making 'good progress' as we call it in the job lol

Post# 197151 , Reply# 14   8/24/2012 at 17:27 (2,777 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Ha ha, "good process" is a phrase the "bobbies" as they are known up here like to use!

Post# 197154 , Reply# 15   8/24/2012 at 17:31 (2,777 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

think its one of the those phrases used by every copper in the country. It sounds much more professional than 'time to get a bloody move on'. 'Don't spare the horses' is another one of my favourites

Post# 197158 , Reply# 16   8/24/2012 at 17:34 (2,777 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Never heard that one Ryan (don't spare the horses)...

Post# 197162 , Reply# 17   8/24/2012 at 17:42 (2,777 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

It's an old one that dates back to the times when police used horse drawn vans or 'Black Maria's' 'Don't spare the horses' as in get whipping! lol but I suppose its still relevant today with cars (Brake horse power) etc

Post# 198335 , Reply# 18   8/31/2012 at 03:11 (2,770 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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I just checked your completed listings and I can tell you I'd be absolutely gutted selling that Sebo for £13 (and I'm not a Sebo fan), so I can only imagine how you must be feeling.

It seems you'll get a good amount for the other one though.

Post# 198340 , Reply# 19   8/31/2012 at 05:10 (2,770 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

yeh wasn't too happy about that but but luckily it didn't really owe me anything lol I put a reserve on the stealth 1 though, it already finished at a stupid price so I've relisted it.

Post# 198343 , Reply# 20   8/31/2012 at 05:41 (2,770 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Mk 1 Cavalier

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Gosh that takes me back Ryan, is it a two door or 4 door?. Back in the day they were very popular indeed (they were good cars too) but although I see a fair number of Mk2s around I have not seen a mk1 since I dont know when. On my daily commute I see a couple of Mk3 Cortinas as well - and estate and a 2 door, although both rare that latter is REALLY like hen's teeth.


Post# 198393 , Reply# 21   8/31/2012 at 13:23 (2,770 days old) by ryry_87 ()        
Mk1 Cav..

well we haven't got it yet, we're still looking for a half decent one and it'll probably be when the Audi's finished lol My choice would either be a 1300L two door or a 2000 GLS 4 door but i'm not fussy.

I've had everything from 3 Allegro's to a Mk5 Cortina to several Rovers, I l really love my old cars

here's the 79' Cortina 1.6 GL I had a few years back…

Post# 198394 , Reply# 22   8/31/2012 at 13:25 (2,770 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

Cavalier 1300 ..

Post# 198395 , Reply# 23   8/31/2012 at 13:25 (2,770 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

Cavalier GL ...

Post# 198609 , Reply# 24   9/1/2012 at 15:08 (2,769 days old) by sensotronic (Englandshire)        
Ensign Stealth

I got a brand new Ensign Stealth on Ebay last year for £82 including postage. I think it went for a low price because the seller didn't really know what they were selling and made no reference to the fact that it was basically a Sebo X1 in all but name.

Post# 198635 , Reply# 25   9/1/2012 at 20:00 (2,769 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Years ago when I last saw an Ensign Stealth, it was listed three to four times by a seller who was a cleaning contract manager - they listed it firstly at £600, then when it didn't sell, down to £475, then down to £300 after the third listing and eventually sold for £260 odd the fourth and final time. 

Post# 200296 , Reply# 26   9/11/2012 at 08:22 (2,759 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Ryan, did you manage to sell the Ensign off? If not, why don't you just keep it - it would be good to keep alongside the brown/cream and the grey/black one? I know you need the money but I'm sure there's other vacs you have that you could sell.

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