Andrey Danilko sold Freddie Mercury at a charity auction Rolls-Royce (video)
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Andrey Danilko decided to sell Freddie Mercury's car, which he owned for about 10 years. The proceeds will be used to create a prosthetics center in Ukraine.
A 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow owned by Queen vocalist Freddie Mercury was sold at RM Sotheby's in London. The car fetched £250,000 ($284,500). This is discussed in the story FREEDOM.
The car was sold by Ukrainian singer and producer Andrey Danilko. Earlier, he said that he bought a car ten years ago, but he could not import it into Ukraine. The car was stored in London and Danilko had to pay for its parking.
After the start of a full-scale Russian invasion, the singer decided to sell the car to Freddie Mercury and send all the funds to charity. The buyer is also from Ukraine, but his name is not called. The proceeds will be donated to the Superhumans Rehabilitation Center.
“This is a legendary car, Freddie Mercury drove it until the last days of his life. All the money received at today's auction will go to the construction of a modern rehabilitation and prosthetics center to help victims of the war,” said Taras Krikun, a representative of the Superhumans Foundation.
Freddie Mercury's Rolls-Royce – Characteristics and History
Freddie Mercury bought this Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow in 1979 and owned it until his death in 1991. The Queen frontman never got a license, so he always drove with his own driver. It is also known that the opera diva Montserrat Caballe was driven by car.
Rolls-Royce was inherited by Mercury's sister Kashmir. The mileage of the car is 100 thousand km and the original documents for it and checks from the service station have been preserved.
Freddie Mercury's car is equipped with air conditioning, telephone, cruise control and a Sharp audio system, and its interior is trimmed with leather and wood. Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow is equipped with a 6.75-liter V8 with 192 hp. With. and 3-speed automatic transmission.