Apple 1 system number 82 has found a new owner, for the bargain basement price of only $213,600 (£133,250). Sold via Christie’s of London, and originally shipped from Steve Jobs’ garage, the pre-auction estimate had been up to $240,000 (£150,000). The buyer remains unknown at the time of this posting.
The Apple 1 was considered the first personal computer, and approximately 200 systems were produced. About a quarter of those survive today. This kit includes the motherboard, cassette adapter, manuals, the original shipping box in good condition, and a signed letter from Steve Jobs to the first owner.
This particular Apple 1 has made the rounds. Cult of Mac first reported on it in November 2009 when it was posted on eBay for $50,000. A year later and it has appreciated significantly in value.
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