NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- An Apple 1 computer sold by Steve Jobs from his parents' garage in 1976 fetched $350,000 at a New York auction.
The computer, dubbed the Ricketts Apple 1 Personal Computer after original purchaser Charles Ricketts, sold Thursday at Christie's for $365,000, short of the auction house's original estimate of $400,000-$600,000.
The auction also included the $600 check Ricketts used to purchase the computer and a second $193 check he gave Jobs to program software for the Apple 1.
The seller, Bob Luther, told Computer World the final selling price "was a little disappointing," but still a hefty profit from the $7,600 he paid for the machine at a sheriff's sale in 2004.
The Ricketts Apple 1, one of fewer than 50 Apple 1 computers known to still exist, is famous for being the only known computer personally sold by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.