First Apple Computer, Apple 1, Could Sell for $130,000


0  Updated at 2:00 am, October 9th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Tom Munnecke/Getty Images(LONDON) — Apple manufactures some of the world’s most coveted computers and gadgets, and now, you can own one of the originals for a hefty chunk of change.

On Tuesday, Christie’s auction house in London is selling an Apple 1 computer — the first built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. This rare personal computer comes from the estate of Joe Copson, a former Apple employee.

Introduced in July 1976, the Apple 1 was sold without a casing, power supply, keyboard or monitor. With only 200 put on the market, only six are believed to be functional today, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The newspaper reports a working Apple 1 was sold by Sotheby’s in June for almost $375,000.  The computer up for sale at Christie’s is not in working condition, but is estimated to fetch between approximately $80,000 to $130,000.

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