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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M camera parts
From: "Barney Quinn" <>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 16:12:05 -0400
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You got something against a Yugo?


Marc James Small wrote:
> At 01:03 PM 10/18/01 -0500, Walter S Delesandri wrote:
> >Anybody know/remember what an average staffer/adjunct at a university made
> in
> >1954?.....or what did the average family sedan cost? (I know they didn't
> have
> >A/C or stereo, but we can subtract $1K from a new mid priced sedan and
> calculate!)
> >Also, what was the "street" price of an M3/50 summicron?--I seem to recall
> folks
> >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
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