Freddie Mercury’s 1974 Rolls-Royce Sells At Auction For $118,000

Michael James

More than 20 years after his death, the flamboyant legend of Freddie Mercury, the frontman for the seminal rock band Queen, endures including via his former choice of automobiles — a 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow.

Mercury died in 1991, but his Rolls-Royce, originally purchased by the musician’s production company and hardly driven in the past two decades, sold earlier this year for 7,700 British Sterling or about $118,000.

It was purchased via a telephone bid  from a Russian businessman at the Coys auction at Autosport International in the United Kingdom.

1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

The classic Rolls-Royce had a list used value of $13,000 to $18,000. But the attachment of Mercury as it former obviously substantially increased the car’s value.

Mercury’s Silver Shadow has a 6.75-liter, V8 engine and features grey leather, wood trim, electric windows, automatic gearbox, a car phone and radio casette player.

Article Last Updated: April 25, 2013.

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