1958 Olympia SM3
Up for sale is an excellent Olympia SM3 which was manufactured in Western Germany in 1958. This typewriter as close as you can get to mint condition, and is fully functional right down to the bell. Cosmetically, this typewriter very few flaws. The chrome shines like new, and the crinkle paint is just about perfect. The case is also in remarkable condition, and was cared for just as well as the typewriter, which is rare.
Mechanically, this typewriter shines above the rest. This machine is extremely smooth and reliable, as all Olympia machines are known to be. German engineering and craftsmanship really shines with Olympias, and this machine is no exception to that standard.
The typeface is Olympia's "Congress Pica," which is a unique and attractive font which looks great on paper.
This SM3/SM4 series is one my favorites to write on, and I would highly recommend it for heavy and frequent typing. Universal ribbons fit this machine perfectly, and the owner's manual can be downloaded for free here: https://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/OlympiaSM3.pdf
Olympia SM3 typewriters are not uncommon, but in this condition, they are very rare. If you're looking for an SM3 in near mint shape, then don't hesitate on the chance to call this machine your own.