A rare, working Apple I logic board reached the auction block on Tuesday and eventually sold for $ 375,000, far above the original asking price of $ 666.66 in 1976.
This particular Apple I was originally built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, of which only 60 to 70 are left – most of them are in a non-working state.
Jobs and Wozniak built a total of 200 Apple I computers in 1976, with a retail price of 175 for an initial price of $ 666.66 without power, screen, keyboard or housing.
Apple I expert Corey Cohen returned the machine to its original state in June. Like other exes that have recently been sold at the auction, the party of the RR auction does not change the original board, while the prototype area is described as clean and unused.
Apple I was conceived to be sold as a kit, assembled – purchased by hobbyists and hobbyists at home.
Additional Apple-related items sold at the auction include a Macintosh Plus computer signed by Jobs and additional nine team members for $ 28,750, as well as an annual report signed by Steve Jobs that was $ 23,750.
Widely regarded as the forerunner of modern consumer computers, and an important piece of Apple hello, Apple I has released high bids in previous auctions. In 2014, a working exle sold for $ 905,000, while another for $ 365,000 went a few months later. More recently, in 2016, Charitybuzz sold an Apple I complete with documentation, period-correct power supply and cassette interface card with early Apple Basic cassette for $ 815,000.