1969 Smith-Corona Corsair Deluxe
Up for sale is a cute little Smith-Corona Corsair Deluxe which was manufactured in England in 1968 or 1969. This typewriter is in excellent shape both cosmetically and mechanically, and is fully functional right down to the bell. Whoever owned this machine likely did not use it very much, and/or took great care of it! Universal ribbons do not fit this machine, however Corsair Deluxe ribbons can be commonly found elsewhere online, otherwise the original spools in this machine can be re-thread once the current ribbon dries up. I have reduced the price slightly under normal to allow for buying a new ribbon since the current ribbon that I re-threaded is on the shorter side and isn't 100% brand new.
This would not be my first recommendation for a workhorse to be used heavily for something like a novel, however this typewriter is great for the occasional writer or anyone interested in making the move to a manual typewriter, as this one is very easy to use and care for despite not using universal ribbons sold on this site. The owner's manual for this machine can be downloaded for free here:
If you're looking for a first-time portable that can be used frequently for smaller writing tasks, then this is an excellent choice. The light-weight and portable design is also an added bonus for those looking for an extremely portable typer.