Gene Roddenberry's First Mac Plus (Serial # 0001) to be Auctioned [Correction]

[Correction - We have corrected this story in a follow up article. The short version is that this is a Mac 128K that was updated to Mac Plus specs for Mr. Roddenberry by Apple. Read the follow up story for details. We have otherwise left the original story as it was published for reference. - Editor]

Profiles in History announced Thursday that it will be auctioning the first Mac Plus to roll off the assembly line. Given to Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry by Apple as a gift, the unit has the serial number F4200NUM0001 (see photo below). Profiles in History is a firm that specialized in auctioning Hollywood memorabilia.

The firm said that the auction will include a signed letter of provenance from Rod Roddenberry, Gene Roddenberry's son. The Mac is Lot # 626 in the Featured Auction 37, which is being conducted on October 8-9, 2009. Profiles in History estimated the Mac to go for US$800-$1,200.

For the Trek nerds among us, there are a number of uniforms and props from the Star Trek franchise also being offered in the auction.


Gene Roddenberry's First Mac Plus
The Mac Plus being auctioned
(Photo courtesy of Profiles in History)

First Mac Plus Serial #
The serial number of the unit
(Photo courtesy of Profiles in History)