Exclusive: Arnold Clark remains on top as the most stocked used car dealers revealed in full

  • Arnold Clark stays in pole position in list of most stocked used car dealers list
  • Highest riser was Bolton-based Boc Car Centre
  • Number of used car sales was up in May while average selling times were down

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Arnold Clark continues to be the most stocked used car dealer in the UK, latest figures show.

Data compiled exclusively for Car Dealer by used car data experts show the Scottish car dealer group had 28,303 cars in stock in May – over three times the number of its nearest rival.

Pendragon-owned Evans Halshaw was placed in second during the month with 8,255 cars in stock followed by Sytner Group with 7,235.

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The three dealers’ positions remain unchanged from April’s Most Stocked list.

The full most stocked car dealers list can be seen by members of the Car Dealer website below.

The highest riser in the list was Bolton-based Boc Car Centre, which leapt 65 places on April’s standings to 110th place with 485 cars in stock.

Data from shows there were 205,662 used car transactions among its top 200 dealers in May 2021, up five per cent on April.

Revenue topped nearly seven per cent while the level of new stock rose by 13.17 per cent to 192,218.

Used car sales were up 4.23 per cent at franchised dealers, 17.29 per cent at independents and 6.52 per cent at car supermarkets.

Average time to sell in May was down on April’s figure – 48 days in May compared with 53 days in April.

CarCondor’s data also showed the fastest selling used car in May was the Vauxhall Mokka, while the best-seller was the Ford Fiesta.

CarCondor’s William Gomes said: ‘Hardly any dealer actually hit the average of plus-five per cent more sales.

‘There was a lot of variance among the top 200 in general though – dealers that managed to get more stock got more sales, and dealer that didn’t got less.

‘Smaller independent dealers had the largest increases, however they haven’t managed to restock as well as larger dealers, so it’s possible that they will suffer in the coming months.’

Below is the list of the Top 150 Most Stocked car dealers, as supplied by

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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