This year at the Autosport International show in Birmingham, auctioneer COYS will be offering a couple of rather special cars, including Freddie Mercury’s personal Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. Bought in 1979, Freddie used this car until his death in 1991, and after that it has remained with his family.
This Silver Shadow was last used for the Premier of the Queen musical ‘We will Rock you’ in 2002, and has covered minimal mileage since – it even comes with current MoT valid until February 2013. The car was bought for Freddie Mercury’s personal use by his managing company Goose Productions Ltd. in 1979 and could sell for just £11,000.
Technically, this Roller is a fine example, featuring a monocoque chassis, and modern reliable bits and bobs such as disc brakes and independent rear suspension.
COYS is also bringing a 1980 Ford Capri S from BBC sitcom ‘Only Fools and Horses’ – estimated at £24,000 to £28,000 – to the auction. Other notable cars include an Allard J2 competition car estimated at £325,000 to £375,000, a unique 1935 BMW Typ. 309/328 Veritas with FIA papers estimated at £250,000 to £350,000, a 1935 BMW Willis Special with FIA papers estimated at £135,000 to £155,000, a 1955 Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Evocazione estimated at £90,000 to £110,000, a 1974 Porsche 911 3.0 RSR Spezifikation estimated at £70,000 to £80,000, a 1967 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 estimated at £50,000 to £60,000 and a 1986 MG Metro 6R4 estimated at £60,000 to £70,000.