Over $200,000 For an Apple Computer?

Though it originally retailed for an ominous $666.66, a rare Apple computer fetched £133,250 pounds, or approximately $210,000, at a London auction on Tuesday (November 23).

The 1976 Apple-1 computer, built by Apple founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in the garage of Job’s parents, was auctioned in its original form, which lacked a monitor, a keyboard, a power supply, or any protective casing. The rare computer did, however, include a pre-assembled motherboard, and the buyer, an Italian businessman, also received the computer’s original invoice, packaging, manual, and a sales letter signed by Steve Jobs. Wozniak, who attended the auction, also threw in an autographed letter.

A spokesman for Christie’s in London said the Apple-1 transaction was “a record for a personal computer sold at auction."

Source: DigitalTrends

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