From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Subject: Leica m6 DEMO Italia
Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2010, 6:05 AM
Hello, I'm Mario from Milan, Italy, I've read about your interest in the m6 DEMO
Italia model. I've recently bought one used but in very good conditions. I'm sure
that you already know what I'm going to tell, even because I've read about it principally
in Leicapassion that you mentioned.
I know that Poliphoto S.p.A. (the italian distributor of Leica) had engraved 90 black
m6 cameras and 50mm summicron produced between 1994 and 1995 with the
DEMO logo, to give them to the most important italian dealers so that the customers
could test this camera even without buying it. What I've got , speaking to some dealers
that had these DEMO, is that they principally kept them without giving to be tasted,
and then sold them like new to some special customers. So I think that very few pieces
were really tested.
My LEICA M6 DEMO Italia is the n. 20065xx, with demo box, instructions, warranty
certificate and a Polyophoto pamphlet that says it is a Demo model. I even know that
there isn't a list of serial numbers of m6 DEMO Italia because the DEMO logos were
not put onto consecutive cameras but random, onto the ones they had ready to deal
in that period. After the italian demo idea other countries made the same, as you
know. If you're interested I can give you some pics of my camera, and please let
me know if you've got some more information about. For example why they're not so
expensive like everything made in such a little number of pieces by Leica (20- 30%
more than normal models)...
One more info I've got straight from POLYPHOTO:
the number of Leica M6 and R7 DEMO ITALIA (and their Summicron 50) was 70 units for each model, and not 90 as I told you earlier (as written in Leicapassion).
So you can correct the link with this.
Bye. Mario - Mario <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Credit: All pictures of this LEICA M6 Demo POLYPHOTO ITALY courtesy of Mario
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