Freddie Mercury’s Rolls-Royce is going under the hammer and the money is going to a great cause | The Sun

A ROLLS-ROYCE owned by infamous Queen frontman Freddie Mercury is going up for auction.

The 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow was cherished by the singer who owned it for more than a decade from 1979 until his passing.

The money raised from the RM Sotheby's auction will be going to a great cause.

All proceeds from the sale go to Superhumans Center, a charity established to provide aid in Ukraine.

The Silver Shadow comes in its original colours inside and out, with silver paint over a blue leather interior.

It's not known what happened to the car during the first five years of its life, but it was bought by Mercury's company Goose Productions in 1979.

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Freddie never had a driving licence, so it's more likely the singer sat in the back.

In fact, it is thought that the Silver Shadow was Mercury’s personal chauffeur-driven transport at a time when the band would record much of its best-known music.

After Freddie's death in 1991, the car was taken on by Mercury's sister Kashmira Cooke who enjoyed the car for many years.

The buyer will get various garage invoices with Freddie's name on them as proof he was the owner.


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There's also a letter on file from Jim Beach, long-time band manager of Queen, which verifies the car’s celebrity ownership.

The car will be going under the hammer with RM Sotheby's on 5th November 2022 and is likely to fetch £20,000-£30,000.

The Rolls is part of a wider auction and you can bid in person at Malborough House or online.

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