Star's car expected to make at least £9000
michael baggs
12:53 2nd January 2013

Freddie Mercury's Rolls Royce is set for sale at auction a week on Saturday (12 January), in Birmingham.

The 1974 Silver Shadow is to be sold through Coys, who specialise in cars, and is estimated at £9,000 - £11,000.

Freddie bought the car in 1979 and drove it right up until his death in 1991, when his sister took ownership of it. The car has rarely been used since then, although it did make an appearance at the London premiere of We Will Rock You.

According to the Daily Star, there is still a box of Freddie's tissues in the car, as the family found it too painful to remove them.

The auctioneers' descripton states, "A letter in the car's file directly from Jim Beach, the long-time manager of Queen and its individual members, confirms WLX 293M was bought for Freddie's use and continued to be used and owned by the company until his death in November 1991.

"The car was then borrowed from the Estate by Freddie's sister and has remained in her care ever since. More excitingly, the car was last used for the Premier of We Will Rock you, and has covered minimal mileage since."

The Rolls Royce is expected to make between £9,000-£11,000 at auction

"Accompanying the car is a thick history file containing various bills and receipts, old and current MoT's with the current being valid until February 2013.

"Described as being in good to fine and original general condition, this is a once in a life time opportunity to acquire a real piece of Queen/Rock history. For the discerning collector. Unrepeatable!"

Watch the video for Queen's 'We Will Rock You' below:

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