Fancy a spin? Freddie Mercury's luxury Rolls for sale

The 1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow once owned by Freddie Mercury, the late singer from the rock band Queen. Photo / AFP
The 1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow once owned by Freddie Mercury, the late singer from the rock band Queen. Photo / AFP

A Rolls-Royce owned by former Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury is to go under the hammer.

The 1974 Silver Shadow was bought by Mercury's managing company Goose Productions Ltd in 1979 for his personal use.

A letter in the car's file confirms it was bought for the star and continued to be used by him until his death in November 1991.

The vehicle was last used for the premiere of the Queen musical We Will Rock You in 2002 and is accompanied by a thick history file containing various bills and receipts and the current MoT certificate, which is due to run out next month.

The silver Rolls, which has just 62,000 miles on the clock, is expected to sell for between £9,000 and £11,000 (A$13,895 and A$16,983)

Among other cars up for auction is a green Ford Capri S which appeared in the BBC sitcom Only Fools And Horses.

The car, which is being sold exactly as it appeared in the show with fake tiger fur interior and pink aerials, is expected to sell for between £24,000 and £28,000.

The car, nicknamed the "pratmobile" by Del Boy's brother Rodney in the show, comes with the original two-litre engine, a letter of authenticity and a current MoT certificate.

The cars are being auctioned by Coys this Saturday as part of the Autosport International show at Birmingham NEC.

- AAP

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