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LEICA LEITZ II UPGRADED IA STAINLESS STEEL SILVER CHROME CAMERA VERY RARE #38454

Leica

  • $2,495.00

SKU: 28785
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Description
-Serial #38484
-Made in Wetzlar, Germany
-Was originally a Leica IA camera but upgraded to have the II (Model D) rangefinder top plate
But this was a PRE PRODUCTION prototype finish in STINLESS STEEL LOOK / BRIGHT SILVER CHROME before they made any silver chrome cameras.
This was an official FACTORY upgraded and experiment Leica BRIGHT CHROME finish.
Very VERY rare and a historic camera that later brought out all the silver chrome finish cameras to life.
Coming from a former employee and pre production/prototype collector

An incredible find and I have never seen such a camera like this. Proper, original. Brass top and bottom plate finished in a unique BRIGHT SILVER CHROME
Almost like a STAINLESS STEEL shiny finish.

Even has a special front faded leatherette and the proper Ia black paint/brass adjustment plug behind the curtain. 
A very special camera and just a highlight in any collection. 
VERY NICE! 
 

Details
-Shutter speeds Z, 1/20 - 1/500

 

 

Includes
-Body cap

 

 

Cosmetics 8.5/10
-No dings, dents or major marks
-Top/bottom plate is clean with some faint bright marks
-Leatherette is all intact but shows age

Mechanics 9/10
-Shutter speeds are accurate
-All other camera functions are working normally

 

 

Optics 9/10
-Rangefinder and viewfinder is bright and clear

I can not stress the historical importance to this camera. This was explained to me as a pre finish prototype camera. A wonderful history and unique.
I pleasure to have and enjoy