1964 Underwood 18
Up for sale is an Italian-made Underwood 18 from 1964. This typewriter was made just after the Olivetti-Underwood merger, explaining why this Underwood was made in Olivetti territory. Despite this, the Underwood 18 more closely resembles an Antares Portable under its body. Overall, this unique typewriter is in great shape both cosmetically and mechanically, and is fully functional right down to the bell. Despite its very small, slim size and light weight, this typewriter is actually an exceptional typer, and is fit for heavy use just as a larger Olympia may be- which is something I rarely say. The original leather case is a bit worn (see all photos) and the zipper handles were replaced with paper clips. The metal piece that latches the typewriter broke (last photo), but I was able to super glue it. Although it seems secure and solid, I would recommend using caution when latching and unlatching the case. This typewriter is very clean, however there are some minor cosmetic flaws here and there. Universal ribbons fit this typewriter, and the owner's manual can be downloaded here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9INR5ltu-o8bExUYXhxbUVWZ2s/edit
If you're looking for a nice unique reliable typer to handle odd jobs and heavy typing, then this is an excellent portable to tackle the job.