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Arnold Clark tops list of the car dealers with the most used car stock – but where does your dealership rank?

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Arnold Clark has had the most used cars in stock of any car dealership in the UK on average in the last six months, according to a new league table.

Data analysts CarCondor – who generate their numbers by compiling online classified listings and dealer inventory advertised online – has compiled a list of the biggest used car dealerships by stock levels.

Arnold Clark leads the table with an average of 24,714 cars in stock for the last six months as at the end of July – more than double second-placed Evans Halshaw who have 11,174 cars on sale.

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Sytner is third (8,406 cars), while Car Shop – part of the same group – is fourth with 8,328. Fifth place is Inchcape with 7,205 used cars in stock.

The data also shows the acquisition of Imperial Car Supermarkets by Cazoo more than doubled the previously online-only used car dealer’s stock of 1,758 cars – when Imperial’s 2,092 used car inventory is added on top.

Rounding out the top 10 are Vertu (7,174 cars in stock), Marshall (5,375), Lookers (5,307), JCT600 (4,746) and Available Car in 10th with 4,573 cars.

CarCondor indexes millions of used car data points every day from more than 4,000 sources and compiles its list of the top dealers by stock levels once a month.

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CEO William Gomes said Arnold Clark has always had the biggest inventory since he started compiling figures in 2015 and has noticed a trend of Evans Halshaw replacing less stock. 

Gomes added: ‘The used car market has been incredibly busy in the last few months since lockdown and the stock levels we are seeing at some of the biggest dealers are fluctuating dramatically.

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‘As dealers look to get their hands on what stock there is out there, their position in our table changes quickly each month.

‘Our data comes from a huge variety of sources and is incredibly accurate. We monitor feeds daily to ensure our numbers are as up to date as possible.’

Next week, figures for the end of August will be available which will show how the market has changed post-lockdown.

Dealer / Dealer Group Stock Locations
1 Arnold Clark 24,714 171
2 Evans Halshaw
(Part of Pendragon PLC)
11,174 84
3 Sytner
(Part of Sytner Group)
8,406 95
4 Car Shop
(Part of Sytner Group)
8,328 10
5 Inchcape 7,205 71
6 Bristol Street Motors
(Part of Vertu Motors PLC)
7,174 116
7 Marshall 5,375 113
8 Lookers 5,307 144
9 JCT600 4,746 39
10 Available Car 4,573 4
11 Lancaster 4,258 54
12 Group 1 Automotive 3,939 53
13 Big Motoring World 3,121 3
14 Motor Line 2,854 50
15 Listers 2,748 46
16 Motorpoint 2,667 13
17 Steven Eagell 2,544 28
18 Robins & Day 2,522 49
19 Parks Motor Group 2,262 51
20 John Clark 2,259 29
21 Pentagon Motor Group 2,247 20
22 Stoneacre 2,247 59
23 Trust Ford 2,101 30
24 Imperial Car Supermarkets
(Part of Cazoo)
2,092 17
25 Perrys 2,015 28
26 Hendy Group 1,882 48
27 Johnson Cars Limited 1,821 38
28 Motor Depot 1,811 11
29 Cazoo 1,758 1
30 Mercedes-Benz Retail Group 1,734 18
31 Glyn Hopkin 1,715 49
32 Car Base 1,714 4
33 Eastern Western 1,687 19
34 Dick Lovett 1,466 16
35 Cargiant 1,442 1
36 Fords of Windsford 1,393 2
37 Snows Group 1,364 55
38 Helston Garages Group 1,316 33
39 RRG Group 1,308 19
40 Drive Vauxhall 1,265 14
41 Swansway 1,217 23
42 Sinclair Group 1,201 22
43 Allen Motor Group 1,197 25
44 Agnew Group 1,140 15
45 Hilton Garage 1,131 1
46 Williams 1,113 13
47 Lloyd Motor Group 1,094 20
48 LSH Auto 1,084 12
49 Eden Motor Group 1,058 20
50 Harwoods Group 1,050 19
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