Rare Functional Apple-1 Computer to Be Auctioned

MacSales.com can help you upgrade just about any Apple computer from the past couple of decades. However, there’s one model that a lucky collector will get their hands on that won’t be so easy to upgrade.

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A German auctioneer will put a functional Apple-1 computer up for bidding on May 20, with the final price expected to reach hundreds of thousands of dollars (in 2014, an Apple-1 sold for almost $1 million). The Apple-1 was the first Apple computer designed and built by Steve Wozniak.

The computer, designed in 1976, originally sold for $666.66 and is one of only a few dozen still in existence of the 175 that were sold decades ago. Of those still existing, only eight or so are believed to be functional.

The auctioned model will include an archive of original documents including the preliminary operation manual, circuit diagrams, and notes of telephone calls with Wozniak from 1977.

The Apple-1 was originally sold as a motherboard kit, leaving it up to the owners to build housing and add peripheral equipment for the computer.

Check out the video below for a closer look at the Apple-1 that will be auctioned.

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