Hartley in a robeHartley in a robe


Thieves steal luxury supercar dealer’s monogrammed pants in raid at health spa

  • Award winning supercar dealer reveals his clothes were stolen from luxury spa
  • Criminals pinch Tom Hartley’s Hermes belt and £850 trainers
  • Car dealer is forced to travel home in borrowed robe and flip flops

Time 7:28 am, April 1, 2024

Luxury supercar dealer Tom Hartley was forced to drive home from a luxury health spa in a robe and flip flops after thieves stole his clothes.

Hartley – who specialises in selling supercars costing millions of pounds – reported the theft in a video posted on his social media channels yesterday afternoon.

The Used Car Awards Lifetime Achievement Award winner said he returned to the changing rooms to find his clothes – which included a Hermes belt, jeans, £850 Zegna trainers and other items – had been stolen.

Hartley does not name the ‘well known health farm’ in his video but says the thieves ‘even took my underpants’ that had ‘TH’ logos on them.

‘I’m going home in a robe and some borrowed sandals,’ said Hartley, in the video posted on X/Twitter and Instagram yesterday afternoon.

‘Went for a spa day with my wife, went to the locker, when I went back there I had no clothes.’

Hartley’s video on X/Twitter had received 31,000 views by Monday morning.

The posts on his social media channels also attracted a lot of comments with many of his followers expressing their disgust at the theft – others made light of the situation

Manxmayhem said on X/Twitter: ‘I’ll probably never know how it feels to have my monogrammed underpants stolen.’

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While Philip Brown tweeted: ‘It’s not very often TH gets his pants pulled down.’

Hartley told Car Dealer that he had put his watch, credit cards and money in a locker, but left his clothes hung up.

‘Nevertheless I did not think anyone would take anything from one of the most exclusive health farms in the UK,’ he said.

Tom Hartley monogrammed underwear

Starting to see the funny side of the whole debacle, Hartley sent Car Dealer a picture of his monogrammed underwear (above) and asked anyone ‘who comes across a pair of these briefs to call TH immediately’.

Hartley was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award at our Used Car Awards in 2021 marking a 50-year career in the motor trade. 

He has also been a subject of our Selling Supercars video series where he talks about his secret to success.

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James is the founder and editor-in-chief of Car Dealer Magazine, and CEO of parent company Baize Group. James has been a motoring journalist for more than 20 years writing about cars and the car industry.

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