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Freddie Mercury's 1986 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL W126
« on: May 11, 2022, 08:26:00 am »
Freddie Mercury's 1986 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL W126 on display at Mercedes-Benz Munich. Apparently Freddie was a total Mercedes-Benz fanatic and during his time in Munich would not ride with people who didn't drive a Benz - hence he often took Mercedes' taxicabs! :D

Freddie Mercury didn't have a driver's license so he was chauffeured around in his cars. After this death in November 1991, his bodyguard took over the car but quickly lost interest. From there the car ended up being auctioned off a few times until it was abandoned and left outside from 1996 to 2016 exposed to the elements (which explains the patina on the exterior).

The car is currently for sale. The email of the seller is listed at the bottom of PHOTO # 6 if you're interested in acquiring a piece of music and automotive history in one package.



































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Re: Freddie Mercury's 1986 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL W126
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2022, 09:56:30 am »
To have such a celebrity life you donít even bother to get a driverís license!

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Re: Freddie Mercury's 1986 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL W126
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2022, 12:32:40 pm »
To have such a celebrity life you donít even bother to get a driverís license!

To be fair, Freddie did have drug and alcohol issues so maybe that was a good thing that he didn't have a driver's license. :lol:
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