EXTREMELY RARE 1957 LEICA MP #143 BLACK PAINT+ LEICAVIT Rangefinder Camera Body
$200,000* Seller ships internationally at the lower of USPS or FedEx rates
- Shop name OC Camera
- Rate No reviews
- Location Mission Viejo, CA
- Member since Sep 2017
This listing is for an original 1957 Leica MP black paint rangefinder camera body and Leicavit. This camera was held in a private collection in France until approximately 16 years ago. When the camera was acquired by the collector in France, it was heavily worn as it was completely original. The camera was sent to Leica Germany for a full restoration. The original parts were repainted and not replaced, including the top plate and Leicavit housing. As the original engravings became flat after the repaint, they were re-engraved over the original engravings. The strap lugs, vulcanite, some of the knobs and levers were replaced with original spare parts. Additionally the shutter crate was verified as being an original 1956 MP shutter crate. We are not aware of the cameras provenance from that time to until roughly 5 years ago, when it was purchased by a collector in the United States. The camera was used as a shooter, hence the wear and brassing it currently shows.
Original Leica MP cameras were manufactured in 1956 and 1957. A total of 311 cameras where produced. Only 138 units were finished in black paint. This is one of the rarest and most collectible cameras in the world. It would make a fine addition to any collection.
- Make Leica
- Model MP #143 BLACK PAINT+ LEICAVIT
- Application Still Photography
- Camera Type Film
- Camera Style Rangefinder
- Sensor / Film Size 35mm
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