Andriy Danylko (Verka Serduchka) is selling Freddie Mercury’s Rolls-Royce at Sotheby’s. All the money will be used for the rehabilitation of the Ukrainian military
Artist Andriy Danylko, better known as Verka Serdyuchka, decided to donate the entire amount from the sale of the legendary 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow car, which once belonged to the leader of the rock band Queen Freddie Mercury, for the construction of a rehabilitation center Superhumans in Ukraine.
On November 5 in London, the 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, which Freddie Mercury drove until the last days of his life, will meet its new owner and will become the artist’s personal contribution to the creation of a modern Superhumans rehabilitation center in the Lviv region.
According to Andriy Danylko, he once bought this iconic car to present it to the Queen museum or to make it part of a large exhibition in Ukraine. But now the artist decided that a silver Rolls-Royce would be an investment in the country’s future. It is worth noting that the Sotheby’s auction house does not take its percentage, as it usually happens, and transfers all 100% to a charitable purpose – free assistance in Ukraine according to the latest medical standards for adults and children affected by the war.
The modern rehabilitation center Superhumans, which is based on an active military hospital in the Lviv region, is being created by Ukrainian businessman Andriy Stavnitser, will start work at the beginning of 2023. For the construction, the Superhumans team attracts the support of benefactors from all over the world. The project has already been supported by Sting and his wife Trudy, British businessman Richard Branson, the first lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska, the American actor Liev Schreiber, and from now on the new ambassador Andriy Danylko.