Extremely rare Apple I up for auction

“If you’re in the market for one of the most collectible vintage computers, you could get lucky this weekend. An extremely rare Apple I — one of only about 30 still in circulation — will be auctioned on the Vintage Computer Festival website. The broker holding the sale hopes the machine, which isn’t fully functioning, will sell for between $16,000 and $22,000. The auction will start Friday at 8 a.m. PDT and remain open until 5 p.m. Sunday. Is is widely agreed that the rare machine is among the most collectible personal computers ever made.”

“Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs hand-built about 200 Apple I’s in a Silicon Valley garage in 1976. The original machines consisted of little more than a bare motherboard — no monitor or even a case — yet they are hailed as the touchstone of the personal computer revolution. The Apple I up for auction includes a motherboard, a keyboard, a power supply and a wooden case. It will also come with copies of original materials, including the manual and software. ‘It’s very nice, said Sellam Ismail, who is brokering the auction. It’s probably one of the nicest examples of an Apple I I’ve ever seen,'” reports Wired. Full story here.

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