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.
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.