It’s been a landmark of Kings Cross for 42 years. Powered by 1,200 red and white neon tubes and the shrieks of boozed Sydneysiders (until the lockout laws quietened us all down). We’re talking, of course, about the Kings Cross Coke sign – an icon of good nights out and vomit in the streets, or blistering runs up William Street for the City2Surf, if that’s more your vibe.
Well, the glittering beauty is up for auction tonight at 8pm. You can be the proud owner of one of the letters, which will be auctioned separately on eBay with all proceeds going to the other Kings Cross legend, the Wayside Chapel.
Bidding starts at $100 a letter and the auction will run for five days until 8pm on Monday September 12.
In the past, Coca Cola memorabilia has reached up to $5,800 (spend on a 1950s vending machine). Just remember, the money raised goes to the Wayside Chapel, who’ve been helping people in need in the Kings Cross area for more than 50 years. So, you can splash a little extra cash knowing you’ll take home a 65kg letter ‘C’ or a smaller two-metre-tall letter ‘A’.
Owning a slice of nightlife history, totally worth it. Cash going to charity? Even better.