2004 BMW 645Ci

Convertible

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2004
  • Mileage 
    33 000 mi / 53 109 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    WBAEK72040B310322
  • Engine number 
    50483236
  • Lot number 
    55280
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- From the estate of the late Tara Palmer-Tomkinson

- In her ownership from 2004 until 2017

- 33,000 miles, grey with red leather

First registered in April 2004, this beautifully presented BMW was owned by the late Tara Palmer-Tomkinson from December 2004 until she passed away in February. Costing £80,000 new, the original 'IT' girl bought the car at the peak of her celebrity and was often photographed in this convertible which was her 'pride and joy'. As its paperwork could not be found after her death, it was re-registered in her brother's name, but has not been driven since. The overall mileage is well-below-average at only c.33,000 miles. The car is now offered for sale by the family, the proceeds from which will be distributed between Tara's nieces and nephews. It is finished in Metallic Grey and trimmed in Red leather.

In 2005, 'YE04 WPV' was stolen to order by a notorious gang who used a master forger to produce a logbook in a fake name to obtain a key from an unsuspecting BMW dealership in Stuttgart. It was driven away from outside her flat in Kensington and when Tara discovered it was missing she appealed for information, offering dinner at the Ivy as a reward. She was thrilled when the car was quickly recovered by the police at Birmingham airport and safely returned to her. Of the 34 high worth cars taken by the gang with a total value of £2 million Tara's treasured BMW was one of only 6 that were ever found.

The family presently consider the BMW's bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, 4.4-litre V8 engine and six-speed automatic transmission to all be in 'excellent' condition. An attractive car with interesting history that comes complete with an MOT valid into November next year.

PLEASE NOTE: All estimates are subject to a buyer's premium of 15% incl. VAT (@ 20%)