I know I was born in the wrong era as I often pine for the good old days (and I was born in 1986!) but I can imagine writing a wonderful novel with one of these.
I love all of the coloured ones but the do sell for quite a bit. I actually wanted an early 1900's one, you know the funky ones that are black with the beautiful round keys kind of like this one:
But seeing as I am poor and these ones usually don't have ribbons I have decided on probably getting a vintage Olivetti Lettera 32. They are really beautiful and were originally used by journalists back in the day- plus it comes in a nice green colour which is awesome.