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Details about  The entire iconic Jupiter ACE project - including the brand itself

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The entire iconic Jupiter ACE project - including the brand itself
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18 May, 2014 11:13:49 BST
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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or an item that has been returned to the seller after a period of use. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller notes: This is a very special auction indeed - a unique opportunity to invest in a valuable slice of British computing history.
Brand: Jupiter ACE Model: Jupiter ACE

This is the sale of the entire Jupiter ACE project – the iconic brand itself, and a treasure trove of absolutely unique and original historic items from the legendary 1980’s microcomputer era.


Created by vexed Spectrum designers Steve Vickers & Richard Altwasser (“Clive Sinclair was making all this money out of us, why shouldn't we just make our own computer and make the money for ourselves” - Vickers) the Jupiter ACE home computer was the most intriguing product of the era, running programs ten times faster than the usual BASIC and using less memory to do so.

But unfortunately for its inspired makers, the Jupiter ACE wasn’t chosen by the fledgling games market, which led to the financial collapse of the new company and its subsequent rescue by another Cambridge startup, Boldfield Computing – who re-targeted the micro at enthusiasts with a new range of software and accessories, and then went on to support the ACE into old age.

With the key players themselves now heading into retirement, the opportunity to own this famous marque is up for grabs.


This is a remarkable investment opportunity at several levels, because not only does the buyer get a valuable collection of original unsold Jupiter ACE stock, but also ALL the irreplaceable master tapes and unpublished works, a catalogue of priceless historic documentation, AND ownership of this famous brand.

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The sale will be made in GB Pounds. Cleared funds will be required, so bank transfer is a suggested payment method.

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