Original Apple Computer Sold At Auction For Over £500k
The first Apple computer was built in a garage back in 1976 and nearly 40 years later one of those original pieces built by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs has sold for an eye watering $905,000 US (£564,000 GBP). The piece was an extremely rare surviving Apple-1 computer and was one of the few remaining examples of Apple Inc’s first pre-assembled computer and sold at an auction in New York on Wednesday, exceeding the anticipated sale value by quite some margin.
The machine is believed to be one of the first of 50 Apple-1 computers created by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in the garage of Steve Jobs California. Bonhams had expected to sell the working computer for somewhere between $300,000 and $500,000 but the auction soared past those figures. The winning bidder was The Henry Ford organisation, who have confirmed that they want to display the computer in its own museum in Dearborn, Michigan.
One of the reasons for the high value sale is probably due to the fact that there are fewer than 50 original Apple-1s left in the world.