The last Leica M3 ever produced is currently for sale on eBay for $595,000





The last Leica M3 camera ever produced is currently listed for sale on eBay for $595,000. The camera is in "like new condition", and it "was never used and kept in its original box since 1966".

If you don't have an extra $600k sitting in the bank, you can always get the Leica M3 replica camera tins for $39.

Additional description and pictures from the eBay listing:

The last Leica M3 and "Newest" Leica M3 made. Production serial No. 1164865. UNIQUE, RARE, OUTSTANDING and SPECTACULAR in every respect!

From the last and smallest batch of 20 cameras made in 1966, this being the FINAL and LAST camera of the production line and the final termination of THE GREATEST RANGEFINDER camera EVER MADE if not THE GREATEST CAMERA ever made. A true historical find and in NEW condition, NEVER USED, IN NEW condition as it left the factory more than 60 YEARS ago!

With the original matching serial No. service card and (red + white ) rope that came with the camera, box, foam fittings, caps and all NEW! condition with the original untouhed "L" seal. Along with letters of authenticity from Leica, special order request, original matching order # from the original owner in 1968, receipt and additional letter from Leica to reiterate the authenticity of this camera. Really a magnificent piece of history

The Leica M3 was a revolution in its time and still is to this day. Originally introduced in production in 1954 with # 700000. The camera was produced in quantities of over 226,178 and finally ceasing in 1966 with this camera # 1164865.

Cosmetics
-Like new condition. The camera was never used and kept in its original box since 1966.
-You can still feel the texture on the top plate silver chrome from not being handled.
-The paint is still shinny and rich lustre from also being kept new!

Mechanics
-Mechanically amazing that this is still working well. Shutter speeds, rangefinder and all.

Optics
- Rangefinder is Clean and clear.

Even more special, this camera comes with documentation from Leica, the special order letter from the original owner who specifically reserved the camera from Leica directly with Order #37090, also included with matching order #37090 paper receipt when purchasing the from Leica London, and acknowledgement from Leica to acknowledge that the FINAL Leica M3 is reserved for the new owner...Mr. T.C March in 1968.


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