A rare Apple-1 computer that includes original components and Woz’s signature has gone up for auction on eBay. Jimmy Grewal, a famous Apple collector, has put it up for bidding.
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 Schlumberger 2 Apple-1 is a second-batch Apple-1 computer that was originally purchased by an executive at oil services company Schlumberger Overseas in 1977. The Apple-1 is believed to be one of the last Apple-1 computers assembled in the Jobs family garage in late 1976 or early 1977.
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 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 auction will run through June 12. The estimated value of the product is said to be between $460,000 and $485,000. At the time of this writing, the auction has so far scored 69 bids, with the highest bid coming in at $98,604.00.
For more information about the auction, visit the eBay auction page.