Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/10/18

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Subject: Re: RE: [Leica] M camera parts
From: Marc James Small <>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 15:45:33 -0400
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At 01:03 PM 10/18/01 -0500, Walter S Delesandri wrote:
>Anybody know/remember what an average staffer/adjunct at a university made
>1954?.....or what did the average family sedan cost? (I know they didn't
>A/C or stereo, but we can subtract $1K from a new mid priced sedan and
>Also, what was the "street" price of an M3/50 summicron?--I seem to recall
>talking about $300> or so...

In 1954, a new Chevy, if you could have found one, would have been around
$1,000.  A Leica M3 body had a list price of $288 -- and that list price
was far more rigidly policed then than now.  So, a Leica body cost you
around 30% the price of a new car.  The Leica has fallen substantially in
relative cost, unless there are some $7,500 new cars around I've missed
hearing about.

Marc  FAX:  +540/343-7315
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