My Dad gave me his old "Made in USSR Occupied Germany" Exakta VX1000 with Travemat meter prism and a wonderful Zeiss Jena 50mm. I shot Ektachrome X and processed it in Stainless steel tanks in Kodak's E-4 kit. (Which was a perpetual item on my Xmas and B-day present lists). Later, I decided that I wanted a sexier, more modern camera, I lusted for a Nikon F but it was miles outside my teenaged budget so I got a Minolta SRT 101 and stuck with that system for many years.
P.S. I finally got my Nikon F from Keh a couple of years ago. I was out just this morning burning some Tri X in it. Better 30 years late than never