The discovery coincides with the 40th anniversary of its launch!
the last great auction of a device with the bitten apple logo featured a classic iPhone that was perfectly stored in the furniture of its owner’s house for 15 years. The next candidate to repeat the feat spent the same amount of time in a junkyard and was discovered by chance. It’s about a Apple Lisa.
According to a post shared by iMorea collection of Apple gear formerly owned by the company’s former COO Del Yocam, is now available for auction via RR Auction. Is composed of several computers that were about to be shipped to China for scrap before being salvaged by their current owner.
An Apple Lisa could be the next big auction for an Apple device
Yocam was part of the Apple team from 1983 to 1989 and several computers were recently discovered in their original factory condition after more than 15 years stored and unused. Despite its origin, RR Auction Executive Vice President Bobby Livingston expressed:
Our consignor recognized that these were too valuable and historic to be destroyed, so he purchased them from the junkyard.
At the top of the list of computers is an original Lisa with rare Twiggy units, all in their original boxes stamped “A6SB108, Early Release”. The computer retains its Apple tag that reads “Serial Number: B08B830530373, Applenet No: 00100372.”
Besides includes various peripherals and accessories, most with their original boxes. Among them, an original power cable, a mouse and keyboard.
Also, two Apple ProFile external hard drives and a Lisa application software package with an attached packing list and shipping label addressed to Del Yocam in Scotts Valley, California. Bid on this Apple Lisa starts at $24,000.
He Apple Lisa is recognized as the first computer with a graphical user interface (GUI) and was conceived by Steve Jobs and his team after visiting Xerox PARC in 1979 and seeing the Xerox Alto computer. It was finally released in 1983, making it 40 years since then this year.
The Lisa project was a major investment for Apple, with more than $50 million spent on its development, and it is considered by many to be the working prototype of the Macintosh.
The other computers rescued from this discovery they include a special edition IIGS that starts at $576 and a similar one for $300, an Apple IIGS that starts at $525, and a Macintosh that starts at $1,471.