I'm not really looking for an appraisal here; I'm more just interested in any details about this kind of bike.
I paid $20 for it, and it mostly works, but needs a little love. I plan to put a rack on and use it as a neighborhood bike. Maybe eventually it'll get an IGH of some kind. For now it'll get a new chain and maybe a new freewheel and i also need to replace the crank(s) as one of them is a bit bent-ish.
Anyway, what I know is that it's pretty heavy (lots of steel), it's called a Bridgestone, and there are stickers all over saying it was made in Japan. I suspect it's nothing special, but I quite like it so far.