Your Chance To Buy An Ultra-Rare Mac

Huffington Post UK  |  By Posted: 13/04/2012 09:37 Updated: 13/04/2012 12:59

An "ultra-rare" 128k Apple Macintosh computer prototype is up for grabs on eBay, complete with boxy mouse, chunky keyboard and wide-mouthed 5.25-inch Twiggy drive. The starting bid is a tidy $99,995.

If that already seems like a lot of money for a computer, an extra feature is that it probably won't boot up.

So why would anyone want it?

According to the seller, it's the world's oldest known complete Mac. The model was released on 24 January 1984, so it's a great collectible for gadget lovers and Apple historians.

It's an early example of Steve Jobs' experimental mind, making it highly valuable at least to Apple fanboys.

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The Twiggy disk format alone shows how he pushed the envelope of PC design. An Apple-exclusive format, it was later ditched for a standard 3.5-inch floppy drive for the final production model, according to the seller.

Adam Goolevitch, the eBay seller listing the mac under the tricksy name Wozniac (Steve Wozniak is Apple co-founder) told The Huffington Post via email: "I would have to say that as a huge Apple fan, I never thought I would have the chance to own what very well could be the worlds oldest complete Mac. It is a very rare and distinct privilege that I will never forget."

At the time of writing, there were no bids for the asking price of US $99,995.00. Perhaps the lack of a media attention grabbing queue puts the modern Apple fan off buying their products.

Check out the eBay listing for this ultra-rare Apple Mac here.

Click through images of the rare Mac below.

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