C 64 C

C 64c - 04
A new "c-128" style design for the old C64. 
The commodore 64 is, along with the Apple II and the Atari XL computers,
the most famous home computer. 
During its production from 1982 to 1993 (!) 17 to 22 million (!) of these
computer would sell, to put in perspective, that's more than all the
Macintoshes in the world. 

It was one of the first to offer a high quality sound chip and graphic
resolution with many colors and sprites. 

A great range of peripherals was developped for this computer and can use
several of the Vic 20 peripherals. 


Manufacturer Commodore Name C 64c
Type Homecomputer Origine USA
Introduction Date 1982 End of production 1993
Built in Language Basic Keyboard Full-stroke keyboard, 4 function keys, 66 keys
CPU 6510 Speed 0.985 MHz (PAL) / 1.023 MHz (NTSC)
Coprocessor VIC II (Video), SID (Sound) Amount of Ram 64 KB
Vram None Rom 20 KB
Text Modes 40 x 25 Graphic Modes several, most used : 320 x 200
Colors 16 Sound 3 voices / 6 octaves (sound output through TV)
Size / Weight ??? Built in Media None
I/O Ports RGB (composite, chroma/luma and sound in/out), 2 x Joystick plugs, Cartridge slot, Tape interface (300 bps), Serial, User Port, TV RF output OS ???
Power Supply External Introduction Price $595 (USA, 1982)
Sold 30 million (Guiness book of records) Serial Number Ser.-No. 383431 (Made in W.-Germany)
Other Extras disk drive, a cassette player, Philips monitor, 2 joysticks, 4 cartridges, power supply, lots of disks, lots of manuals Bought Where Assenede
Bought When march 5, 2002 Condition Good
Price Paid 53 Ä Specs of my Model ???
Setup Today ???

Back view Serial Number

C 64c-04:

This was bought via ebay for 53Ä
The guy was from Assenede (near Zelzate) on 05/03/2002.

I first stopped in Zelzate to buy a ZX SPECTRUM.

The C 64 C came with a disk drive, a cassette player, Philips monitor,
2 joysticks, 4 cartridges, power supply, lots of disks and lots of manuals.

When I was there I told the guy my hobby is collecting old computers and 
he answered to this that he also had a Tandy 2000 on the attic and maybe
I was interested.

Of course I had interest in it but he didnít find it and came out with
a trs 80.