|$905,000 but power supply, display, keyboard Not Included..|
Henry Ford President Patricia Mooradian said in a statement. "The Apple-1 was not only innovative, but it is a key artifact in the foundation of the digital revolution,"
What makes this item so special?These motherboards were each hand-built by Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs' garage in Los Altos, Calif.
It's one of only 50 known surviving examples. A total of 200 Apple 1 computers were produced in 1976. This motherboard is one of the first 50 Apple computers and 1 of only 15 to be currently functional. Each board was signed "Woz" -- Wozniak's nickname.
"The provenance on the Apple-1 is excellent and the condition is outstanding, so it was not surprising that it did so well," said Cassandra Hatton, the senior specialist in charge of the auction. "We are thrilled to have broken the world record for its sale, and are even more thrilled that it is going to a wonderful new home at the Henry Ford Museum."
According to the auction house, the Apple-1 had been owned by John Anderson, the founder of the AppleSiders of Cincinnati user group, which still meets. Anderson acquired the computer in 1980.
In May 2013, another Apple-1 with its monitor sold at an auction in Germany for a $671,400. It also included the original owner's manual and a signed letter to the first owner from Steve Jobs offering a discount on an upgrade to the next model (the Apple II 4K), were included in the auction lot.
A retired school psychologist from Sacramento sold a working Apple-1 without monitor for $387,750 at Christie's online auction to an anonymous bidder on July 10, 2013.
Remarkably, the new record high price for an Apple-1 didn't beat the all-time record paid for a personal computer. In 2012 a custom one-off version of the 2013 Mac Pro, at the time not yet formally released, was auctioned off for The Global Fund through its (Product) RED campaign, and fetched $977,000 at auction.
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Specifications:Processor: MOS Technology 6502 processor running at 1.023 MHz.
Memory: Came with 4k RAM / expandable to 8k, 65k with hack
Ports: any standard ASCII keyboard that could be installed and any monitor.
Display: frame rate of 60.05 Hz, could support 40 characters per line at 24 lines, with automatic scrolling.