Hello folks just introducing myself to the forum, just got my first DC01!
It's an Antarctica Solo one, given to me for free when doing a house clearance, in pretty rough cosmetic shape but the motor is good and smooth and the suction seems fine too.
Just couldn't bring myself to scrap it so a new sole plate, bin catch and set of tools are on their way to me now.
The old chap who owned it before did a variety of interesting bodges I've had to fix (plastics "fixed" by sticking a strip of copper to them with rubber cement, a luggage strap holding the bin on, etc etc) but it's not bad for its age really
Anyway will be a great workhorse for round the house (though it has a habit of blowing fluff across the floor rather than picking it up), lots more interesting than a newer one! Hope to find a nice condition DA001 or early DC01 to make pretty now :)