When I got it, the light seals were bad, and the leatherette was peeling (which is par for the course for these.) I got replacement kits for both and spent a couple hours refurbishing this beauty to the condition you see here. Soon I'll be running some film through it and posting the results!
And here's a shot of it before the new leatherette.
I've been looking forward to making this post for some time now. Contax is a Zeiss brand of lens infamy, but in the 70's they licensed the name to Yashica to make a line of SLR's that are just a cut above the standards. The mechanics are smooth and the design is elegant.
Here are a few pictures with with another favorite of Japanese manufacturing - the Yamaha DG-80 guitar amplifier.