1970 Olivetti Studio 45
Up for sale is a nice Olivetti Studio 45 which was made in Barcelona, Spain in 1970. This typewriter is in excellent shape all around, and is fully functional down to the bell. Also included is the original owner's manual, a warning card regarding the folding carriage return lever, and the key for the case. This typewriter shares the same innards of the other Olivetti portables of the era, but has a bit more modern looking body style. The case and body are both plastic, helping keep this typewriter a bit on the lighter side despite its full size.
The only flaw worth pointing out is some light cosmetic damage to the left-hand carriage release lever plastic (see picture after the type sample).
This typewriter is one of the easiest to use and care for, and uses universal ribbons which are sold on this site. This would not be my very first choice for a novel writer, but it is certainly very much capable of heavy duty writing and is an excellent workhorse.