Rare Leica cameras at the next Westlicht auction

Update: I just received the English camera description:

The next Westlicht auction will take place on May 28th in Vienna, Austria. Here are some of the highlights in the Leica section:

  • Leica 0-Series No.107 (1923): No. 7 is the first in a small series of about 25 test cameras built by Leitz in 1923, 2 ​​years before the official market introduction. According to factory records, this camera was produced for patent application in New York, which makes it the first exported Leica camera. Starting price: 200,000 EUR | Estimate: EUR 350000-450000.
  • Leica M2 Gray # 1,105,767 (1960): only 20 Leica M2 were delivered to the U.S. Air Force. The camera is in its original condition. Westlicht estimates that less than 10 pieces of this model have been preserved. Starting price: 50,000 EUR | Estimate: 80000-120000 EUR.
  • MP2 Chrome No. 952 009 (1958): the MP-2 was the first experimental M camera with electric motor drive. It was produced in the late 1950s. There are only about 10 pieces of this model. The camera is in its original condition. Starting price: 70,000 EUR | Estimate: EUR 120000-140000.

In 2010, Westlicht sold the most expensive Leica MP2 camera for 402,000 EUR.

Detailed description (in German) with images:

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