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We’re the UK’s leading independently owned car retailer.

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Cars lined up outside Arnold Clark Head Office

Where it all began...

Arnold Clark Automobiles Ltd is one of the largest car dealer groups in Europe. But it all started with just one showroom – opened in Glasgow, Scotland, back in 1954.

Sir Arnold Clark, the founder of the company, left the Royal Air Force and used his demob money to buy a Morris Ten Four for £70. After restoring the car to its original condition, he sold it for a profit. From this first venture, Arnold Clark began to buy and sell cars. The rest, as they say, is history…

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Young Arnold Clark
First Arnold Clark Showroom
Arnold Clark with Morris Ten

Where are we now

Since the opening of our very first showroom, it’s been quite the journey! Today, Arnold Clark Automobiles Ltd sells more than 300,000 cars a year and has locations stretching from Elgin to Southampton.

And we’re not done yet! Our aim is to grow, innovate and inspire while continuing to offer genuine value for money and provide customer service of the highest level. Let the journey continue…

  • Over 20,000 cars in stock
  • New cars from 28 different manufacturers
  • 193 dealerships
  • 160 Service Centres
  • 17 Accident Repair Centres
  • 14 Parts Centres

Mission Statement

"To offer genuine value for money and create high levels of customer satisfaction."

Sir Arnold Clark

Our founding principle from Sir Arnold Clark himself continues to be practiced throughout the company to this day. Arnold Clark Automobiles Limited is committed to ensuring that the principle of treating customers fairly is applied responsibly and with integrity throughout all aspects of our day-to-day business.

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Product Consultant showing customers' their car

We do more than just sell and service cars…

From renting for a road trip to studying a new skill, and everything in between, we’ve got you covered!

Our Community

At Arnold Clark, we don’t just measure success in terms of numbers. We are constantly striving to improve the communities in which we operate, providing sponsorship, support for charities and local businesses and much more.

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Contact us

Looking for more information? You’ll find the answers to the most common questions within our Frequently Asked Questions. But, if your query is not covered in this section, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.

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