updated 04:50 pm EDT, Thu September 17, 2009
Part of celebrity memorabilia offering
A company called Profiles in History has announced plans to auction off a unique model of the Macintosh Plus, originally built in 1986. The unit was given by Apple to Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation. It is also the first official production model of the computer, stamped with the serial number F4200NUM0001.
The system will go on sale October 9th as part of an auction of various Hollywood artifacts. Its estimated value is between $800 and $1,200, and it includes a letter of provenance from Roddenberry's son, Rod. Specifications include a nine-inch screen, 1MB of RAM and a 3.5-inch floppy drive. The computer also comes with a keyboard, mouse, external floppy drive and padded carrying case.