Billionaire Scottish car dealer Sir Arnold Clark dies aged 89

By Calum Woodger and Emer O’Toole

MOTORING tycoon Sir Arnold Clark has died at the age of 89.

The billionaire, who founded his Arnold Clark car dealership in Glasgow in 1954, died this morning surrounded by his family.

He was knighted in 2004 for services to the motor industry and last year became Britain’s first billionaire car dealer, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.

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Sir Arnold Clark was in the car business for more than 60 years with his first showroom being in Glasgow’s Park Road. Photograph: Arnold Clark Motors

A family statement said: “He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and a great friend and employer to many.

“He was an inspiration and the family will continue to carry on his vision.”

Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Cambers of Commerce talks about Clark’s impact on the Scottish business community.

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