A rare Apple-1 computer that includes original components and Woz’s signature is going up for auction. Jimmy Grewal, a famous Apple collector, is putting it up for bidding.
As reported by 9to5Mac, Grewal is the founder of The AAPL Collection, one of the largest private collections of vintage Apple products. The collection now has nearly 200 Apple computers. Grewal says he wants more people to see the collection in person, and proceeds of the sales of the Apple-1 will be used to take his “Apple museum” to more places.
The Apple-1 going up for auction is even rarer than previously auctioned Apple-1 units, as its components are still the originals. Plus, the computer boasts the signature of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
In 2021, Mr. Grewal had the opportunity to meet Steve Wozniak, aka Woz, who autographed the Apple-1. Woz chose to sign the CPU of this particular Apple-1 and was enthusiastic to see one of his creations in such remarkable condition. Only a few Apple-1 computers bear the signature of their creator, and this is the only example known to be signed on its iconic white ceramic 6502 processor.
The Apple-1 Registry, which has details about every Apple-1 computer in the hands of collectors, says machine number 89 is in “remarkable working condition.” The setup includes a keyboard, monitor, and cassette player from that era. The computer is fully operational.
The auction will begin on June 2, 2022, and will run through June 12. The estimated value of the product is said to be between $460,000 and $485,000. The computer be auctioned off for more.
More details about the auction will be available when the auction goes live, on the AAPL Collection website.