I am selling this reel for a friend, Good luck, This is a mitchel 408 DL Special, notice the gold drag on the spool, a very rare reel and a great investment, do your research online and you will see what i am talking about, Serial number is 970964 the 7 behind the 9 is hard to read due to what looks like a factory blemish, very very small, you will see in the photos showing the reel seat, This reel is in Excellent condition with little signs of use, please see all photos, plus 1 extra spool, the extra spool has some wear on it, please see photo,This is for sale locally also so give me a call if you have any questions, 530-968-5385, thx Charles Searching for Mitchell "Gold" can be as elusive and captivating as the real thing! Collectors and Mitchell DL specialist would agree locating these "gems" wears down even the most ardent collectors. For 25 years, Mitchell produced in limited quantities a special series of gold enhanced reels that were sold as either Deluxe models (DL) or Gold Presentation (G) series. These fine examples of aesthetically enhanced gold plated reels are the top prize for many collectors who may spend years trying to secure a few pieces for their collection. Mitchell, wanting to expand their DL presentation series, decided to introduce an ultra light version. In 1971, they offered on a very limited basis the 408DL in the US & Europe. Demand for this reel was "off the charts" even with a selling price of $125.00 US! Dealers were given very few based on a quota system which made demand for these reels go even higher. That 125.00 US dollar retail price of yesteryear is equivalent to 500 US dollars or 350 British pounds in today’s economy. Less than 650 manufactured in the few short years of production. Always considered the golden child of the Mitchell DL family, the 408DL may be the rarest of all regular issue DLs.
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