Earlier this year, MacRumors reported that one of only about 50 Apple 1 were still in existence. That unit sold at an auction for approximately $375,000. The Daily Mail now reports that another Apple 1 is being put up for auction in early October. However, this time the unit is non-functional and has been estimated to fetch lower but still substantial £80,000, or roughly $125,000.
The Apple I is good aesthetic condition and the motherboard represents the first piece of hardware built by Apple in 1976. This computer was created by co-founder Steve Wozniak with help from Steve Jobs and is one of the world’s first and most significant personal computers. In addition to the functional Apple I that was sold earlier this year, Apple’s founding documents also sold at an auction for nearly $1.6 million last year. When the Apple I was first introduced in 1976, it was priced at $666.66, with only about 200 of the units having been produced.