First Mac Plus, Owned by Gene Roddenberry, Up for Auction
Want to own "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry's Mac Plus, who received it as a gift from Apple in 1986? Auction house Profiles in History is putting the computer, the company's first Mac Plus, up for auction.Historic artifact dealer Profiles in History announced Thursday it is putting the first Macintosh Plus 1Mb personal computer to come off the assembly line at Apple Computer in Fresno, Calif., up for auction. The computer, which bears the serial number F4200NUM0001, was a gift from Apple to "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry. Profiles in History estimates the auction should pull in between $800 to $1,200. "With 1Mb RAM (upgradable to 4Mb), it supported the double-sided floppy disk format and was the first Mac with a SCSI port for fast data transfer to and from an external hard drive," states the listing, referred to as Lot #626. "The Macintosh was the first mass produced computer to utilize the mouse and the Macintosh Plus was the longest-lived Macintosh with production until 1990."
It features the beige-colored case with 9-inch display and 3.5-inch floppy drive and includes the short keyboard, external floppy drive, mouse and Apple logo padded carrying case. The computer and accessories are accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Gene Roddenberry's son, Rod.