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Mercedes 300SL

Just a note to say many thanks for the fantastic service you gave us with the Mercedes 300SL that you sold to us a few months ago. We could not be happier with the car, and we owe you a huge debt of gratitude for the professional and straightforward way in which you dealt with the sale. In particular, we very much appreciated your frankness and that you stuck to your side of the bargain in terms of all the after sales service matters we discussed originally. The car looks and drives beautifully and we love driving her…..

All best - Tim Lord

Bentley GTC


I Purchased a Bentley GTC from The Classic Connection recently and I am over the moon with the car!! The service I received from Charles was fantastic and I really look forward to dealing with him again and will highly reccomend the Classic Connection to all my friends.

Anthony Bedford

Porsche 911


Dear Charlie

I am not normally in the habit of writing to companies but I have to say I am so pleased with my new 911 and all you have done for me I felt others should know about the type of service they will get if they buy from Classic Connection. The car is superb and I am pleased to say faultless, and I look forward to getting my next car from you.

Best Regards - Bill Beasley, Ringwood

Bentley Turbo R


I decided to celebrate my recovery from a serious illness by buying a real Bentley. I had always considered the Bentley Turbo R to be one of the last real Bentleys before they became VW’s. I searched on google and found a 1997 very low mileage Bentley Turbo R lwb for sale at Classic Connections in Ringwood.

I phoned Charles from Classic Connections who, on hearing about my recent operation, offered to drive the Bentley to my home that day for viewing to save me the trauma of a journey.

The car was “as advertised” in every way and we concluded the deal there and then! Classic connections ensured that the car was fully prepared, gave me a full years MOT and exemplary after sales service.

I have no hesitation in recommending The Classic Connection as a Classic Car dealer.

John Ling, Broadstone

Lotus Elite Climax


havé seen your website last summer when i havé looking for a lotus élite climax 1960-1962 since two years.When i havé seen all the photos from your website i was falling in lové with this magnificent lotus élite climax “bleu de France” in excellent condition. I havé contact a British friend who live in France to phone you about this car. Hé tôld me take quickly a décision because there are many people interested by the car. I havé phone to you And paid by transfer money a deposit.


I havé booked a plane ticket to London for the NeXT week to see the car And when i havé seen the car And use it i said i buy it. You havé arranged for me the transport of the car from England to France for a good price And with many security. Now the car runs in France near Toulouse in rallye And quick ballad on sunday And to go to Nogaro (circuit automobiles) The car is excellent condition and I am so pleased I bought it like that. I would like to meet one day the last owner of if you CAN arrange an appointement in Goodwood for example. I Always look for a MG pb sport with Compressor to participate to the mille miglia in italy please find me one.

Franck a very happy Guy with his lotus ! From France



Dear Classic Connection, especially to Charles

Thanks a lot for your help during our purchase of our Merc, it’s not the easiest thing to do on the planet while you’re purchasing something you cannot see, but then everything went smooth and the most importantly, we’ve got a car which is in the condition you’ve described. It is important to trade with someone honest when you are purchasing overseas, and thanks for being honest to us.

Regards Clement from Hong Kong

Austin Mini Cooper 1969


About ten years ago, my wife and I had the opportunity to visit England, when we were in London, we saw a little Mini, a white one, classic… a truly piece of history. And, just for joking, I said to my wife that some day I would buy one. Two kids and a dog later, I saw in the internet this little gem, an Austin Mini Cooper 1969, Snowberry white with black roof… I just didn’t believe it. I`ve always been a car fan. And for a car fan, it`s fundamental to have the right support when you are going to buy a car… from the internet… for a very first time.


I had the blessing to speak with Mr Charles Ramsey and Mr. Martin Benham, from The Classic Connection, both truly English Gentleman and car fans, so for them is not only to make a sale, is to make sure you are having a great experience at all time, is to make a life friendship. In all the business process, they always were honest all the way and they were willing to help me in every step I had to do.


For me, this was specially important because I live more than 9000 kilometers from England. Today, this is for me a dream came true. My little gem is here with me and my family, and I just want to truly thank Mr. Benham and Mr Ramsey for everything. Without their support, this would not have been possible.

Paulo, Mexico

Mercedes 420SL 1989


I went to the Classic Connection and purchased a 1989 420SL. Signal Red. Very late in production run of R107’s, really lovely condition. Drives beautifully. Service from Classic Connection has been marvellous. Nothing is too much trouble. Very relaxed, non pushy sales style. I would recommend them to anyone interested in gorgeous old cars for realistic prices.

Alan, Ringwood UK

Mercedes SL500


The SL500 is a dream, real character and still makes heads turn. Bought as an every day runner but I will be keeping it as a classic for the future.

The service and support you get from Classic Connection is excellent, Charles in particular is always available to answer the simple questions and provide advice.

I appreciated the service so much I purchased a second car for the winter run around

Many Thanks, Ian.

Mercedes R107SL


Dear Charlie,we`d like to take this opportunity to tell you how pleased we have been with our purchase of a Mercedes R107 SL last year.It was the realisation of a long held ambition to own one and your friendly non-pushy approach and advice soon had us looking at the `right` car for us from your selection of Mercedes SL`s. The whole experience has been a pleasure and being able to (still) drop-in and have a chat only adds to that.

Best regards Alex and Poppy

Porsche 911 Targa


I recently purchased a Porsche 911 Convertible from Charles at Classic Connections in Ringwood, to own this particular car has been an ambition of mine since a young boy and the realisation of the dream was both exciting and scary. Charles was a pleasure to deal with throughout the process of purchasing the car and willing to help me with all my questions no matter how trivial. His level of service and professionalism has far exceeded my expectations and his after sales service is also proving to be second to none.


My new car is an absolute gem and my whole buying experience has been wonderful. I would not hesitate for one second to recommend Charles and Classic Connections to anyone who is looking for a new car and a great customer experience. I wish Charles every success in his business – he deserves it.

Thanks again Richard

Classic Car Help


Charles at Classic Connection was a true professional to deal with. I was bitten by the classic bug over twenty years ago and have owned many different marques over the years, so have quite some experience and I found Charles both helpful and honest about my cars description / condition and prepared to negotiate into the bargain.

I would thoroughly recommend Classic Connection and be happy to do business with them again.

“ Always do your home work and buy the best car you can afford”

Andrew from Kent.

Jaguar XK8


We bought a jaguar XK8 convertible a couple of months ago from The Classic Car Collection. We are very pleased with the car and it is a dream to drive and can’t wait for summer to put the roof down. Charles was a very helpful and honest guy so was a pleasure to buy from.

Rita From Southampton

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