Recently back in the spotlight because it was an auction to raise money for Ukraine, Silver Shadow from 1974 was of the leader of Queen it is for all intents and purposes a car that has now become an icon. On the one hand, because it is one of the most famous examples of the brand; on the other hand, mainly because of its famous former owner. Let’s see then history from Rolls-Royce Freddie MercuryYa price and the actual amount purchased.
The story of the Queen’s singer’s Rolls-Royce
As expected at first, Rolls-Royce of Freddie Mercury it is Silver Shadow produced in 1974. The model, however, has a history that begins at least ten years earlier.
There English car manufacturerin fact, launched the series in 1965 to take the place of Financial Cloud and, at the time, it was the first Rolls-Royce and monocoque frame. This technical and aesthetic solution was taken to establish continuity with all other European manufacturers who, since the beginning of the 1950s, used to provide solutions of this type.
Once it is placed on the market, Silver Shadow has surprised the entire public of enthusiasts, thanks to unique innovations, such as new suspension and future lines for his years. Therefore, the commercial success was great, until the model remained in production until 1981.
To add to its popularity, then, many celebrities who have been seen on this four-wheeled board over the years have maintained it, including Freddie Mercurywhich is just one of the most popular.
Rolls-Royce Freddie Mercury real price
Singer of Queen (or, better said, his company Goose Productions Ltd.) purchased Silver Shadow just inside 1979. The first four years of the vehicle, following registration, however, are not documented.
Moreover, another curiosity about this sample is that its owner has never sat in the driver’s seat. It seems, in fact, that the world star did not want to take the release test driving licenseand that he was obliged, therefore, to entrust the driving to his personal driver.
For what concern price,, Freddie Mercury’s Rolls-Royce has been evaluated between 20 and 30 thousand pounds, once placed behind the road after many years of storage. When the artist died, in fact, it passed to his sister Kashmira Cooke before remaining still for a long time in the garage.
The assessment, apparently very low, is due to the difficult maintenance of the car, as well as the fact that, V8 engine of 6.2 and 6.75 liters of displacement, today it is heavily affected by high taxes. The popularity of the owner, however, increased the final sale price significantly.
Rolls-Royce Freddie Mercury to be auctioned for Ukraine
There Freddie Mercury’s Rolls-Royce it was recently installed at the auction with good intentions. In fact, all proceeds went to help the Ukrainian people, who are still reeling from the terrible consequences of the war launched against Russia.
Bidding took place at London on November 5, 2022, with the end of a confusing increase: approx 300 thousand poundsequal to more than ten times its real value.
As mentioned, the buyer was certainly influenced by the importance of the rock star that the car belonged to, rather than the potential return of the investment in the future. Machines like the Silver Shadow, however, belong to the Popular Classics category, and are therefore rare or unavailable.