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.
The Apple-1 is what many people consider to have sparked a revolution in home computing. The Apple-1 that was just sold is thought to be one of the first batch of 50 Apple-1 machines that Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak assembled in a family garage in Los Altos, California in the summer of 1976.
“The Apple-1 was not only innovative, but it is a key artifact in the foundation of the digital revolution,” Henry Ford President Patricia Mooradian said in a statement.
Back in 2012 a working Apple-1 was sold by Sotheby’s auction house for $374,500.