Thread Number: 43687  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Working Electrolux ZA65 Value?
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Post# 456114   8/22/2022 at 18:38 by Tina0112 (Australia)        

Hi, very new to vintage vacuumsÖ. I have inherited a working Electrolux ZA65 vacuum. Given itís 60+ years old, seems to have all the bits (?) and it actually works, Iím hoping someone could help me with some info on other than that itís pretty cool, if itís collectible or worth anything? Iím in Australia. Thank you so much!

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Post# 456134 , Reply# 1   8/23/2022 at 07:04 by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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As my great-grandfather supposedly said about horses, it's worth whatever you can get somebody to pay for it. I'm sorry I don't have an exact dollar amount for you, but you can get a pretty good idea by looking at what similar machines have sold for on eBay or other similar sites.

Post# 456135 , Reply# 2   8/23/2022 at 07:38 by Paul (USA)        

Welcome to vacuum collecting! I agree that vintage items vary in their value according to the "eye of the beholder". That said, condition and completeness contribute, so those look like pluses for your cleaning ensemble. The ZA65 was produced in England from 1960 to circa 1967. The colors were company-named rose red and ivory, so matching attachments such as the hose and floor tools add to its worth; along with the original literature.

Btw, the actual week and year of production are coded in the serial number.

Post# 456137 , Reply# 3   8/23/2022 at 09:34 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Welcome, Tina!!!

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I'm all "Hoover", BUT... your cleaner looks to be in very good shape.  And, all of the paperwork is there and looks to be in great shape, too.  It's true,  the value is only what someone else would be willing to pay to have it.

  ebay should show similar items.

  Best of luck.


Post# 456144 , Reply# 4   8/23/2022 at 17:30 by Tina0112 (Australia)        

Thank you for replying, I will do some investigating on eBay 😊

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Post# 456157 , Reply# 5   8/24/2022 at 07:01 by Paul (USA)        

You're welcome.

Hmmm, I was unaware that 'ZA' was the model prefix for Australian Electrolux cleaners, too. The 'Z' is the international symbol for 'integer' (originating from the German word 'Zahl'). Electrolux cleaners from the 1930s till circa 2000 had it incorporated in their model numbers. Cleaners modified from the original or Swedish designs were identified with a second letter like yours. A couple others were ZB for Canadian cleaners and ZC for those in Italy. It may have had something to do with the wiring or other specifications of individual countries.

I believe the first 3 digits of the serial indicate production in the 5th week of 1962. A YouTube poster in the UK taught me that.

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