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Chaffey College Apple-1

A rare Apple-1 from 1976-1977 in koa wood case is on sale. Starting bid: $200,000.

KBD.news
Published November 7, 2021

Check the listing here:

https://www.johnmoran.com/auction-lot/the-chaffey-college-apple-1-personal-computer_68148E4B12

The Apple-1 Computer on offer has only had two owners. It was originally purchased by an electronics professor at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, who then sold it to his student in 1977.

Featuring the original Apple-1 "NTI" motherboard and an original ByteShop Apple-1 koa wood case with Datanetics Keyboard Rev D [keyboard dated: Sept 21 1976].

This is pretty rare since only 200 Apple-1 computers were made. (Designed by Steve Wozniak and assembled and tested by Steve Jobs, Patty Jobs (his sister), and Daniel Kottke in the Jobs' home.)

175 of the 200 computers were sold for $666.66 (a figure that catered to Wozniak's love of repeating numbers).

50 of the 175 computers were sold to Paul Terrell, owner of ByteShop in Mountain View, California.

This particular computer will be included in the official registry of Apple-1 computers by the name "Chaffey College Apple-1".

More pics and auction details (November 9, 2021 11:30 AM PST) here.

After forking over the estimated $400,000-$600,000 final sum, the least you should do is bring this beauty to the next meetup. :D

UPDATE 2021/11/10

"Sold: $500,000" - source: johnmoran.com

Published on Sun 7th Nov 2021. Featured in KBD #51 (source).


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