Rock and Roll superstar, Freddie Mercury’s Rolls Royce Silver Shadow was auctioned at an international auction event held by COYS during the Autosport international show over the weekend at the NEC on 12th of January 2012. The sought after Rolls-Royce sold for £74,000 and had been pit up with a guide price of only £9,000-£11,000. The Silver Shadow 6.75-litre V8 engine was presented to Freddie Mercury in 1979 by his managing company Goose productions.
The vehicle was used by the star until his death in 1991 and since then it has been maintained by his sister. This 1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow was the first model to boast of a monocoque design, disc brake system and independent rear suspension. Interiors boasted of grey leather trimmings, wood trim, automatic gearbox, a car phone and radio casette player, and electric windows. The car was sold to a Russian businessman through telephone bidding,
During the Autosport International Show, models like a 1935 BMW Willis Special, a 1974 Porsche 911 3.0 RSR Spezifikation, a 1955 Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Evocazione, a 1986 MG Metro 6R4 and a 1967 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 were up for auction too.