Well, I just couldn't help myself! I picked up a craigslist Singer 500A today.
Every one, meet Stella, my new RocketGirl!
She was bought second hand by my seller in 1989 and has been in the closet for over 10 years. A few character marks on the outside but the mechanics are in in fine form. After a cleaning and oiling I ran her through about half of the patterns in her inventory. She runs sooooo smooth!
I almost had a 319W in Black as well, but the guy said he had decided not to sell it when I called. Too bad, I really want a black 319... Hopefully he will call me one day ready to sell it!