The C65 Truly Should've Been In Production

The Commodore 65 was truly a marvelous machine. Finally, a 16-bit Commodore with the flair and charm of a 64 or 128. Sadly, it is relegated to the closet of obscurity, a technology masterpiece that could've been, but is now almost universally unheard of.  Now if I could only get my hands on one...
kiuz645 kiuz645
31-35, M
2 Responses Jul 9, 2010

As a teen I had a C65, and so did a friend, I did not know how rare they were and have looked to get another for a long time. The one I had had an ATA (IDE) hard drive connector (though the DOS did not support it), I remember writing a driver to support a 120MB HDD and burning it to ROM, though the graphics and mouse functions made the machine. I have been told that not many c65s had the ATA connector. Now one of my spare time projects is a C65 clone (with ATA).

I remember hearing about a C65 on eBay maybe two or three years ago going for something like $5000...yikes!!!<br />
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Then again, I read another story somewhere (on one of the major Commodore-devoted websites with a forum, I forget which one now) where a guy was telling about how he bought a C65 at a garage sale for $2! Just goes to show you, you never know what treasure you'll find out there if you scour around.