Broken Apple-1 Expected to Sell for £80,000

By Gary Cutlack on at

Deep-pocketed Apple enthusiasts have a big chance to buy themselves a bit of history in October, thanks to an incredibly rare Apple-1 going up for auction.

The original motherboard, which doesn't work any more but is one of only around 50 of the computers known to still exist today, is being sold by auction house Christies. It has stuck a guide price of between £50,000 and £80,000 on the rare old computer, of which only 200 models were made.

The Apple-1, which is marked with the awesome serial number of 22, comes from the estate of former Apple employee Joe Copson. Each Apple I was hand-built by the brilliantly bonkers Steve Wozniak back in 1976, before being sent out to buyers from the garage of Steve Jobs' parents.

Steve probably even wrote the address on the label (not included in auction). [Christies via Apple Insider]