Apple-1 computer, more than 40 years old, sold for US $375,000

The model originally had the value of US $ 666.66, when it was sold in the computer store Byte Shop

An Apple-1 , an unusual model of the first computer produced by the now iconic technology company, won $ 375,000 at an auction this week, according to the auction house based in Boston, RR Auction.

The computer was one of the 175 sold by Steve Jobs  and Steve Wozniak of his production in a garage in Silicon Valley , when Apple took its first steps, between 1976 and 1977.

The model originally had the value of US $ 666.66 when it was sold at the Byte Shop computer store in Mountain View, California, in the 1970s.

Jobs and Wozniak originally designed the Apple-1 as a circuit board to be sold as a kit and complemented by electronics hobbyists, but Byte Shop, owned by Paul Terrell, agreed to buy 50 if they were fully assembled and did not require welds by of the buyer.

According to RR, the computer that was sold this week was restored to its original condition in June and included the original Apple-1 board, a cassette interface, keyboard and other components.

The sale price was far from becoming a record, however another Apple-1 computer sold for US $ 905,000 in 2014.

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