One of the last remaining Apple-1’s sold for $905,000 at an auction in New York on Wednesday. This far exceeded expectations of auction house Bonhams, who expected to sell the machine for $300,000 – $500,000. The buyer of the auction was the Henry Ford organization, which plans to display the machine in its museum in Dearborn, Michigan.
Well Apple’s stock price may have descended but still the company’s oldest computers are setting records. To your surprise the Apple 1 computer manufactured in 1976 was recently sold for $671,400 at an auction held in Germany including all taxes. It broke the record of $640,000 for an Apple 1 computer which was sold last November coincidentally at the same auction house. The reason why it hit the record breaking price of $671,400 could be the scarcity of old leftovers PCs, a deep down interest with the history of computers and aura of Apple and its founders Steve Jobs and Stephen Wozinak. The old Apple 1 was originally sold for $666 which makes $2700 of our time.