It was sometime in the 1970's when compact autofocus cameras started to appear on the market. In 1981, Minolta introduced the Hi-Matic AF2.
While it's not truly a "rangefinder" (because it has AF), the Hi-Matic AF2 handles very much like its rangefinder predecessors.
Aperture Range: f/2.8 through f/17
Bulb mode?: No
Close-Focusing Distance: 1 m (3.3 feet)
ISO / ASA Range: 25 to 1000
Film Type: 35mm
Flash: Pop-up type
Lens: Minolta 38mm f/2.8
Light Meter: CdS
Made In: Japan
Shutter Speeds: 1/8 through 1/430th sec.
Viewfinder: Bright-line with parallax correction marks
Years Manufactured: 1981-1984
This camera comes with the original lens cap. It has been tested.