One of Apple's first computers now selling on eBay

Ellen Nold, the manager for support programs for the Apple Link program, at her desk with a Lisa 1.
Ellen Nold, the manager for support programs for the Apple Link program, at her desk with a Lisa 1. Photo credit: Getty

An eBay user is offering lovers of retro computing the chance to own one of Apple's very first computers.

For the small price of at least US$55,000, you can be the owner of the rare working Apple Lisa 1. 

Hitting the market in 1983, the Lisa 1 was the first commercial computer with a graphical user interface. 

The product on auction still has Apple's short-lived Twiggy floppy disk intact.

While it's reached a price of US$55,100 as of Saturday, the machine was initially considered a bust - costing the company US$150 million to develop and only selling 10,000 units at US$10,000 each. 

The model was pulled after just three years on the market, and Apple's efforts were redirected to a new project: the Macintosh.

"The Lisa was a milestone in history of the modern art [of] computers and is nowadays one of the rarest machines existing," the eBay post reads. "Collectors guess between 20-100 are left on our planet."

The post continues to say the Lisa 1 is "optically and technically in excellent condition" with "both twiggy drives working and spinning perfectly".

Bids on the rare computer will be accepted until January 14. 

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