It is with a heavy heart that we have to report that Scot passed away recently at the distinguished age of 92. Always proper and always a gentleman, Scot was a lifelong car salesman selling by his account one hundred different brands of cars in his lifetime. Of note at Young Steeles Motors in Toronto he was THE Ferrari salesman selling our Dino as well as every other Ferrari at the time.
Scot Macdonald posing with a Ferrari 308GTB he sold back in 1977
In addition, he was the first Mercedes Benz salesman in Canada (telling tales of driving a 300SL Gullwing around with the doors open) and was a long time Rolls Royce salesman. Legend has it that he once turned away famous musician Ronny Hawkins on the purchase of a Rolls only for Hawkins to return later that day with a bag full of cash to buy the car spawning the writing of a song that recounted the experience.
Away from the showroom floor, Scot was a WWII veteran and a world class ballroom dancer sharing the better part of his adult life with his both dance and eventual life partner that survives him. It was however as a master of the art of the deal for which we will remember him and it is with that thought that we present the following video. In it Scot recounts his trials with Yonge Steeles Motors dealer owner Bill Popovich in selecting a car for the Toronto Autoshow as well as his account of when THREE Ferrari Daytona Spiders arrived at the dealership requiring his expertise to sell.