1965 Royal Safari
Up for sale is a beautiful Royal Safari which was manufactured in 1965. This typewriter is in near mint shape all around, with only a few small scratches/areas of missing paint on the rear corners of the machine which is pretty common for this model. The blue paint contrasts well with the white keys and body surrounding the keyboard, making this Safari particularly appealing. The Safari also has a very unique space-age design, which made this machine appear very futuristic for its time.
This typewriter is also fully functional, with everything working right down to the bell. The typeface is 12-pitch, so is slightly smaller than the standard 10-pitch pica. Despite this, this machine prints extremely crisply and is very legible. The typing action is very similar to other Royal portables of the era, and so this typewriter makes for an excellent writing-machine that can be used heavily and reliably.
The Safari is also very easy to use and care for, 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/RoyalSafariManual1964.pdf
If you're in the market for a uniquely-designed machine in excellent shape that is ready to be used heavily, then this typewriter is an excellent buy.