An extraordinary collection of more than 1 000 special Coca-Cola themed items, including vintage bottles and cans, mini fridges, world cup umbrellas and cooler boxes, is listed for sale on Gumtree.co.za by Christo Pretorius from Swellendam.
Pretorius says he’s been building the collection for over 30 years and just doesn’t have the space to house them anymore; “R70 000 is a steal for the whole lot as I’m more than sure that the true value is almost double that”.
Originally, the items were purchased for display in Pretorius’ restaurant but they have since been moved into his own home.
When asked how people typically react to his amazing collection, Pretorius says “they’re flabbergasted by the extent of it and foreigners, in particular, take time to look through all of the photos and ask loads of questions”.
The only Coca-Cola item Pretorius isn’t parting with is his beloved branded Kawasaki KZ1000ST motorcycle.
Claire Cobbledick, Head of Marketing for Gumtree SA, says the sheer magnitude of this collection makes it special for fundis and avid collectors. She adds that the Antique and Collectibles vertical on Gumtree.co.za currently showcases more than 13 000 live ads including a variety of crystal chandeliers, Victorian furniture and fine china.
The Coke collection ad is showcased on Gumtree.co.za here.