1956 Olympia SM3
Up for sale is an amazing Olympia SM3 which was made in Western Germany in 1956. This typewriter is in impressive shape all around. The crinkle paint is in near mint shape, with only a light scratch on the typebasket cover from the carriage return lever. Mechanically, the typewriter is fully functional right down to the bell, and is ready to be used heavily. Just as with other Olympia machines, this SM3 is a great display of superior German engineering and workmanship. This typewriter is an amazing typer, and is very smooth and reliable. It uses universal ribbons which are sold on this site, and is easy to use and maintain. A user manual can be downloaded for free here: http://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/OlympiaSM3.pdf.
The SM3 also has a very appealing carrying case.The inside of the case is stained and discolored, however the case is still in good shape overall.
If you're looking for an all-around impressive typewriter that can be used heavily and reliably, then this is an excellent choice.