Priced at £80,000 ($125,400) at Christie’s auction house, the bare computer was sold originally without a power supply, keyboard, monitor and offered only 4KB of memory.
According to The Sun the highest bidder offered £32,000 ($50,160) for the computer designed and hand built by Steve Wozniak, which was priced at US$666.66 when it went on sale in July 1976.
Speaking with The Sun, Christie’s spokeswoman Leonie Pitts highlighted the computers significance in technology history.
“Prior to the Apple-1 only high tech whizz kids had a computer. You had to buy the bits and put it together yourself,” she said.
Apple ceased production of the Apple-1 in 1977, selling around 200 units.