X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Original Apple-1 Computer Goes Up for Auction

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

…and when I say original Apple-1, I mean it. Only about 200 of the first-gen Apple computer were ever built, and they have become extremely difficult to come by, with an estimated 50 left in circulation around the world.

apple_1_christies_auction_1

It was announced today that Christie’s will be auctioning off one of these extreme rarities on November 23 in London. The particular Apple-1 system for sale is serial number 82, and includes all original packaging, instructions, a cassette interface, the sales invoice, and a “tech support” letter signed by Steve Jobs himself. The shipping box even has a return address of Jobs’ parents’ house.

apple_1_letter_steve_jobs

Christies expects the machine to sell for somewhere between $161,000 and $242,000 (USD). Considering that the system originally sold for $666.66 back in 1976, I’d say that’s a mighty fine return on investment. Although the same amount in Apple stock purchased when they first went public would probably be worth nearly as much.

[via Pursuitist]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Pombo Loves You

Pombo Loves You

Nucleus Arcade Coffee Table

Nucleus Arcade Coffee Table

Polestar 1

Polestar 1

Advertisement
The History and Evolution of the Mustang, Challenger, and Corvette

The History and Evolution of the Mustang, Challenger, and Corvette

Audi Shows off New 2019 A7 Sportback

Audi Shows off New 2019 A7 Sportback

2017 Volkswagen Golf Wolfsburg Review: 21st Century Fahrvergnugen

2017 Volkswagen Golf Wolfsburg Review: 21st Century Fahrvergnugen