Black Macintosh Plus 1MB

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by royalgfx1, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. royalgfx1 macrumors member

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    Hello all,

    I recently have stumbled across something that I have never seen. It's a Black Macintosh Plus 1MB (according to the unscathed back), and a Google search shows that these things don't exist at all.

    http://i39.tinypic.com/xpwiac.jpg - sorry about the rotation.

    A bit more research led me to this Wired article about an illusive "top-secret, one-of-a-kind", but I highly doubt my luck would be this amazing.

    Now, going further, a website some of you may know RetroMacCast do a podcast on Apple culture, and they have photos of this Black Mac, http://www.flickr.com/photos/retromaccast/2443074278/. That Mac plus' case looks hand painted, where as the one I have here is definitely factory done.

    I can't figure this one out. What is this machine!?!?
     
  2. interrobang macrumors 6502

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    It's a carefully done spray paint and decal job.
     
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  4. royalgfx1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Really? This really doesn't seem like a Hackintosh job, the level of detail is amazing, and it looks authentic as all hell. I can't even admit this is a hackintosh, because it's that amazing.
     
  5. cocacolakid macrumors 65816

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    Even if Apple had created some black Macintosh's for some reason, they wouldn't have called it a BlackMac. Even the second photo of a different one is clearly a repaint.
     
  6. firewood macrumors 604

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    There are black Apple II's. Maybe Bell & Howell branded?
     
  7. cocacolakid macrumors 65816

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    Look at the picture of the first one, it's got an Apple logo and a horrible white font "BlackMac", it's phony as can be.
     
  8. warvanov macrumors 6502a

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    Have you actually seen this in person? Because there's nothing in that picture to convince me that it's 100% authentic.
     
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  10. mkjj macrumors 6502a

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    The graphics are not Apple, too clumsy. Nice item though, crack it open and see what is inside, might give you some further info.
     
  11. Goftrey macrumors 68000

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    Yep looks like a very well done spray paint job, the 'BlackMac++' is a ridiculous name for 1. and 2. it's too clumsy and big and brash. It's pretty nice although it does look at little like a cheapy CRT TV from the 90's... :rolleyes:

    Just food for thought. Didn't the Brazilians make unauthorised Macintosh clones? Maybe it might even be one of them?
     
  12. MJM1977 macrumors newbie

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    It's got to be a paint job. Look at the floppy eject hole... you can see where the paint has chipped.
     
  13. WardC macrumors 68030

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    There are, however, some CLEAR CASE Macintosh SE's around, these were developer units given to Macintosh developers, and a few are floating around. These are genuine prototype/developer units and are collector's items. Very cool, I would love to have one of those.

    Also, there is a clear case Macintosh Portable that is a prototype unit, those are EXTREMELY rare and worth over $5,000.
     
  14. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    Hardly. I could paint this up easily... If you have the right supplies, patience, a good eye and a steady hand, mods like this aren't difficult.

    As other folks have said, cool nonetheless. :)
     

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