The oldest surviving Nikon camera sold at auction for 384 000 euros
In March 1948, Nikon has started a serial production of cameras. The oldest among the surviving copies of the first model made in April. He was recently sold at auction in Austria for 384 000 Euro.
For its age the camera is in excellent condition. Even shutter at it — the original, made nearly seventy years ago. The engraving on the bottom of the shell indicates that the camera made in occupied Japan. Included is original leather case and strap, and a Nikkor-H 2/5cm no.70811 (taking into account the system of assigning serial numbers, this is the 11th instance of the series).
The above price is the highest paid ever for a Nikon camera.
Source: WestLicht, WestLicht