One of Apple’s first ever PCs auctions for £133,250

Apple has auctioned off one of their original 200 Apple-1 computers that were hand built by co-founder Steve Wozniak and then sold out of CEO Steve Job’s garage back in 1976. The piece of memorabilia fetched a sweet £133,250 ($210,000) from an auction at Christie’s in London. We predicted a few weeks ago that the PC would go for $160k but it seems that the bidders were keen.

Italian businessman and private collector Marco Boglione put in the highest bid and may have got more than he bargained for. Not only does he get the vintage computer, but also 8K bytes of RAM, a handful of capacitors, connectors and interfaces and the original shipping box and manual. Mashable reports that Boglione also recieved an invoice from the salesman “Steven” which was accompanied by a signed letter from Jobs to the original owner.

Steve Wozniak who was one of the architects behind Apple’s start all those years ago, attended the auction and included an autographed letter to the lot. I bet Jobs and Wozniak would never have dreamed that what they started in that garage 34 years ago would ever turn into one of the biggest companies in the world and be the driving force behind today’s technology.

The price was correctly predicted between $161,6000 and $242,400 and the fee of $210,000 is just a bit of pocket money for Apple and will most probably go towards the staff Christmas party at the end of the year.

Do you think one of the first Apple PCs is worth that much? Would you like to have sneaked a bid in if you had the chance? Leave us your comments telling us what you think.