1-21 Swinton Crescent, Baillieston, Glasgow, Scotland, G69 6AN

The very first picture from our first day of trading back in 1978 !

Wow this is a blast form the past. This was the first photograph taken on our first day of trading in June 1978. This is my father David, who risked his stable position within a large local motor dealership to start Clarkson of Glasgow with four used Transit vans ……… at that time I was eight years old. Fast forward a whopping 38 years and that eight year old boy is now forty six years old and running the family business …. and that’s me, Barry Clarkson ! What I do here isn’t a job, its a way of life. I’ve been brought up in the business on a basis of mutual understanding, pride and passion. What I’ve learned in all these years you don’t learn at university, its called the school of life and learning. So its for these reasons that Im so proud to fly the flag of being a fully independent family business and not a sprawling faceless multinational operation . Your business matters directly to me . Call me on 01417713990 I’m always here on site . Thanks Barry

Each and every van is video’d live here on our website

In a time of relentless online technology we are delighted to hardness the power of video and as such each and every van we offer for sale is video’d live here on our website . We find this an incredibly powerful method of showcasing our stock and here is a short video of our thoughts behind it ……

Back in 1976 – proof that it’s in our blood

Proof that I’ve been in the motor trade forever ! This is me circa 1976 at the Scottish launch of the Vauxhall Chevette in the RSAC Club in Glasgow (now the Blythswood Hotel). Apparently it was a tough call whether the Chevette had the edge over the pedal car on build quality !!!……thanks Barry

Clarksons sell a van to a customer in New Zealand !

Incredible ! …… in 38 years we have reached what has to be our farthest flung customer . We were recently thrilled , delighted and excited to sell a Transit 350 Jumbo ‘extra long wheelbase’ to a customer in New Zealand . John Fitzwater owner of GoTourNZ bought the van as well as some Harley Davidson motorcycles from West Coast Harley Davidson here in Glasgow . The consignment fitted perfectly in a shipping container and next stop ….. NZ ! John was a pleasure to deal with and given the logistics there were considerably more communications than normal . An absolute pleasure to deal with this transaction ……

 

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Always looking back and a be proud of what you’ve achieved ….

Its always good to stop, look back and feel proud of what you’ve achieved ….. in our case its selling top quality vans to happy customers . Its been a busy time here at Clarksons and here are a few random pictures from the past few weeks of our van sales hand over process ….. selling great vans and making new friends , that’s whats its all about for us here at Clarksons . Whether it be van hire or sales please do feel free to pop in for a chat and a coffee.

Clarksons – 1-21 Swinton Cres., Baillieston, Glasgow G69 6AN (Baillieston traffic lights opposite Morrissions) Tel : 01417713990 . Open 7 days Mon-Fri 8-5.30 /Sat 8-noon / Sun 9-noon

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Trump ! Will his hair do fit in a Clarkson van ??

In the face of such political turmoil sometimes humour is the best medicine. We decided to lighten the mood by putting this bit of fun out on our social media ….all harmless fun and sometimes humour IS the best medicine !

Look after it, treat it well, service it and it will look after you !

Thrilled, delighted and astonished to see this mileage on this early model Mercedes Sprinter van . Its true they certainly are indeed robust workhorses but to see one having covered the best part of 700,000 miles is quite something !  …….its the old story : look after it, treat it well , service it and it will look after you !

A very unhappy Hilux :-(

Here we have one very unhappy HiLux ……easy to laugh but it looks like a close one and lucky nobody was injured .

Its official …….. we have the happiest workers :-)

Its official family business have the happiest workers ! ………… further proof that we are happy people to deal with . Its also worth remembering that all our staff are all local people living within 2 – 20 minutes of our location, so your custom is supporting a local business employing local people, that has to be better than supporting a global monster and helping a CEO buy his third holiday home in Malibu ! ……….

Thanks – Barry Clarkson (my father started our family business in June ’78)

1-21 Swinton Cres., Baillieston, Glasgow G69 6AN

Clarksons : always bringing you the rare, hard to find, ultra low mileage vehicles …

Exceptionally rare if not impossible to find …… ex Ministry Of Defence Vauxhall Movano LWB 6 seat crewcab dropside with rear hydraulic taillift, 2009 with only 16000 miles !  (Choice of 3) Never seen a building site, a wheelbarrow or a builders bum ! Only every used in and around the army barracks, serviced annually and cared for like no other. As close to brand new condition as any used vehicle would ever be – incredible condition  ! Currently getting re-registered on civilian UK registration plates. You have three chances to buy one of these exceptional vehicles – when their gone their gone.

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