Apple-1 computer, ‘holy grail’ of vintage tech, to be auctioned off in Southern California

Christian Martinez, Los Angeles Times:

On Tuesday, John Moran Auctioneers will auction off a functioning Apple-1 computer hand-built by Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs and others in a Los Altos, Calif., garage in 1976. The system was the rock upon which the trillion-dollar Apple empire was built.


The unit is dubbed the “Chaffey College Apple-1″ because its first owner was identified as a Chaffey professor. It was unearthed from the Rancho Cucamonga home of a former Chaffey student who had purchased it from the professor for $650 in 1977.

The student, who wishes to remain anonymous until after the sale, held on to the computer for the next four decades.

Fascinating that the Apple 1 has become a collectible holy grail. Guessing this has to do with Apple rising from being doomed to one of the biggest companies in the world, changing the world several times over, redefining marketplaces with products like iPod, iPhone, iMac, and Apple Watch, to name a few.

Worth following the headline link to check out the picture of the computer, in its original Byte Shop, koa-wood case.

Even better, follow this link to the auction itself and put in a bid.