Apple-1 up for sale

Screen Shot 2015-10-16 at 16.02.11Christie’s auction house is to sell an original Apple-1 personal computer (pictured: Christie’s shot) but it won’t come cheap.

An online only auction has estimated it to be worth between £300,000 and £500,000 with a starting bid of £240,000. The machine, manufactured in 1976, was the designed by Steve Wozniak and sold by Steve Jobs.

Only 200 Apple-1s were built but according to Christie’s there’s only 50 or so of them remaining.

Christie’s said they haven’t tested to see whether it still works, but believe somebody competent could put it back together.

It comes with the original manuals, which apparently makes it an even rarer item.

If you do dish out half a million pounds for this old piece of kit, you have to pay a buyer’s premium as well as VAT.

The auction ends of October the 29th.