A rare Apple-I computer is being put up for sale at a small California auction house later this month. The Apple-I will carry a starting bid of $200,000.
The Apple-I was hand-built by Steve Wozniak. The specific model being sold is known as the “Chaffey College” Apple-I because it was purchased by an electronics professor at the school in 1976 and sold to a student. The computer is being put up for auction by John Moran Auctioneers and Appraisers.
The “Chaffey College” Apple-1 Personal Computer1976-1977, Palo Alto, CAComprising the original Apple-1 “NTI” motherboard [marked: Apple Computer 1 / Palo Alto , CA Copyright 1976] with original blue Sprague 39D capacitors, original power regulators, rare original “Circle D” ceramic .01 capacitors, and an Apple Cassette Adapter (ACI) in an original ByteShop Apple-1 koa wood case with Datanetics Keyboard Rev D [keyboard dated: Sept 21 1976], Apple -1 connecting cable, and power supply, partnered with a 1986 Panasonic video monitor [model no. TR-930U; serial no. KA6320206; dated: MAY 1986]; accompanied by a period Xerox copy of the Apple-1 Basic Manual, the Apple-1 Operations Guide, an original MOS 6502 programming manual, and two Apple-1 software cassette tapes with period hand-written index card with memory locations for the Apple-1 loading software; further accompanied by three original video, power, and cassette interface cables, 16 pieces
The Apple-I model up for sale has been meticulously authenticated, restored, and evaluated. It will be included in the official registry of Apple-I computers under the “Chaffey College Apple-I” moniker.
The lot is going up for auction at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, Nov. 9. It has a starting bid of $200,000 and is expected to sell for between $400,000 and $600,000.