Another working Apple I computer, this one with the original white cardboard packaging it came in, will be auctioned by German auction house Breker on November 16, the unit is estimated to fetch between $300,000 and $500,000.
The unit, which is one of only a handful in existence, is number “46” of 50 original hand-built computers sold by Apple’s first retailer, The Byte Shop.
From the auction site:
“No. 46” is one of very few Apple 1s still in working order, as well as the only known example in its original box! A scarce photograph of the bedroom in Jobs’ parental house shows a stack of identical boxes of the first order of 50 units.
The Apple I also features a signature from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who designed and built each computer.
Each Apple I sold for $666.66, and approximately 200 total units were produced. Few are thought to remain in working order today.
Breker auctioned off a similar working Apple I which brought $671,400 at auction, breaking a previous auction record of $640,000 set in November 2012. It is thought that Number 46 will fetch a similar price.