Buy 10 Mac Studios or this Macintosh Color Classic


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For $20,000, you could be the one to buy an Apple Macintosh Color Classic originally purchased in the early 1990s — and then never taken out of the box.

Macintosh Color Classic was designed by Daniel De Julisse and first released in 1993, shortly before the introduction of the PowerPC Mac. Built to resemble the original Mac but with a color screen, it originally retailed for $1,400 — which, adjusted for inflation, is $2,887 in 2022.

One of these is currently up for auction on eBay for a Buy Now price of $19,995 plus shipping. That's six times what it originally cost, adjusted for 2022 money. Excluding shipping, the base Mac Studio retails for $1,999.

“This computer was purchased new at the time, but the customer returned it,” the description reads. “After that, it [sic] was always left in the store and was never touched or looked at again.”

It features a 10-inch Sony Trinitron display with a resolution of 512 x 384 ppi. The processor is a Motorola 68030 processor and said model comes with an ADB Apple Keyboard II.

The listing does not include any configuration options, so it's not clear if Color Classic includes a — but if it's really new in the box, then yes, and it's probably 40 megabytes. However, this version is sold in Europe, so it says “Color Classic” on the front, as well as a UK-style keyboard with an extended backspace key.

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