Vintage Computers

Preserving our Computing Heritage

I have a number of vintage computers in a collection spanning the 1980s to the present. Initially including primarily Apple computers, but recently I have been acquiring other brands from the 80’s.

My first bought computer was a Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48K in January 1985. I had worked all Summer in the Army kitchens of Waiouru to save up for the NZ$400 computer. With two friends, I took a bus to Levin and purchased the Speccy. However, I didn’t have enough money for the required cassette tape drive, until one of my friends offered to buy it for me. My other friend and I spent many hours typing in programmes from magazines and renting games to play.

My current catalogue of vintage computers (non-Apple) now include:

  • Sinclair ZX81
  • Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48K (my original plus another) 
  • Sinclair ZX Spectrum +2  (made by Amstrad) 
  • Amstrad CPC 464
  • Amstrad CPC 6128
  • Atari 520STFM
  • Atari 800XL
  • Commodore 64C
  • Commodore Amiga 500
  • BBC Master 128
  • Acorn Electron
  • Acorn Archimedes 3010 & 3020

My current catalogue of vintage Apple computers include:

  • Apple IIe
  • Macintosh 512e
  • Macintosh Plus
  • Macintosh SE
  • Macintosh SE/30
  • Macintosh Classic
  • Macintosh Colour Classic
  • Macintosh IIcx
  • Macintosh Centris 650
  • Macintosh LC
  • Macintosh LCIII
  • Power Macintosh 6100/66 with DOS card
  • Power Macintosh 7200/75
  • Power Macintosh 9600/233
  • Power Macintosh G3
  • Macintosh Performa 6400/200
  • iMac G3
  • Power Macintosh G4 (Gigabit)
  • iMac G4 (Sunflower)
  • ...

I'll expand this section soon by creating a page for each computer type in my collection. Keep checking back!