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Freddie Mercury’s Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow is up for sale – and it’s for a good cause

by | Last updated on Oct 25, 2022 at 12:24AM | Published on Oct 24, 2022 | Cars

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This is a beautiful 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow that was once owned by Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the rock band Queen.

It is now up for sale with no reserve, and it’s for a good cause.

So the question is: how much could it be worth?

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The car is spotless, painted in Silver Chalice with blue leather upholstery for the interior.

Inside, you’ll also find the original in-car phone and the stereo system with a cassette deck, and both still work.

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The vehicle has been carefully looked after, but it has never been modified in any way.

This makes it rare, because it is quite difficult to find a Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow from the 1970s in factory conditions.

Under the hood, you’ll find Rolls-Royce’s iconic 6.75-liter V8.

It is in good condition but the listing clearly states it will “require comprehensive mechanical inspection once purchased”.

That is definitely something to bear in mind when placing your bid.

Freddie Mercury absolutely loved his Rolls-Royce.

In fact, he even sang about it in the 1975 song I’m In Love With My Car.

However, he never actually drove it as he famously didn’t have a driving license.

Freddie Mercury’s sister Kashmira Cooke inherited the car after her brother’s passing and she mostly drove it around in Tanzania, where she was living at the time.

In 2013, the car was sold on to Ukrainian actor and singer Andriy Danylko for $84,000, which definitely sounds like a bargain.

It is available from RM Sotheby’s and there’s no pre-auction estimate.

However, it’s important to point out that 100% of the proceeds from the sale will go a charity organization that’s providing aid for Ukrainian war victims.

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