1973 Smith-Corona Sterling
Up for sale is a beautiful Smith-Corona Sterling (6MSE Series) which was manufactured in 1973. This typewriter is in near mint shape, and is fully functional right down to the bell. Cosmetically, this machine is nearly perfect except for an unusual stain on the front center of the typebasket cover that I could not remove despite my efforts. Overall, the paint is in amazing shape all around the typewriter, with few to no scratches or other flaws.
Mechanically, this machine is perfect. It types in the slightly smaller elite font (12 characters per inch rather than 10) yet the typeface is still extremely crisp and sharp. The touch on this machine is extremely smooth and dependable, making this machine a perfect workhorse just as pretty much all of these post-war Smith-Corona machines are.
This typewriter is also very easy to use and maintain, and uses universal ribbons which are sold on this site. The owner's manual can be downloaded for free here: http://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/SCportables1970s.pdf
If you're looking for a stunning blue machine from the '70s that can be relied on for heavy use, this is the one to go with.