The Macintosh Color Classic was designed by Danielle De Iuliiss and arrived just before the advent of PowerPC Macs. Designed to be reminiscent of the original Mac, but with a color display, it originally priced from $1,400 – which, adjusted for inflation, is double in 2022.
A fabulous price for this Macintosh Classic
Today, you have the opportunity to offer yourself a piece of history at auction on eBay. For $19,995 plus shipping, you can have this Macintosh Color Classic, or a dozen Apple Display Studio screens or Mac Studio computers. Otherwise, you can buy an iPhone 14 Pro Max, MacBook Air M2, iPad Pro M2, Apple Watch Ultra, AirPods Pro 2 and save around $14,000.
This computer was purchased new at the time but was returned by the customer. After that he was always left behind in the store and never touched or looked at again.
For the more curious, the Macintosh Color Classic has a 10-inch Sony Trinitron screen with a resolution of 512 by 384 pixels. The processor is a Motorola 68030 CPU, and the model listed comes with an Apple ADB II keyboard.
The ad doesn’t specify any configuration options, so it’s not clear if the Color Classic includes a hard drive – but if it’s really new in the box it does, and it’s probably 40 megabytes. This is a version sold in Europe, so there is “Colour Classic” branding on the front, as well as a British-style keyboard with a key Return elongated.