Classic Cars of Kent started in 1983 by Shaun Rainford. In the beginning we offered parts, service and restoration for MG’s and Triumphs. Shaun’s success as a racing driver lead him to championship wins in his MG Midgets and Austin-Healey Sprites. Over the years, motorsport became a larger part of the business. With a huge rise in the popularity of historic motorsport, the company grew to be a fully comprehensive one-stop historic racing and classic car specialist. And hence, we now support a number of clients and attend the full season of historic racing events with most major clubs. In 2004 we moved to East Sussex and adopted the trading name CCK Historic. We have been attending the Goodwood Revival as competitors since 2005 both in our own right and with many of our clients race cars.

However, fellow classic vehicle enthusiasts be assured that we have not forgotten our roots and the team will be more than happy to service your road classic or performance car or carry out mechanical & body repairs. Working on competition cars has honed our expertise and we still have access to a vast range of spare parts all marques.

We can offer you a complete restoration or historic racing package tailored to your needs. We can carry out a ground up restoration, panel fabrication, body repairs and painting. Additionally, we have a full engine machine shop and build road and race engines. We specialise in rolling road tuning of carburettors and also offer corner weight and suspension setup. We build bespoke roll cages and we are an official fitment centre for Custom Cages. As well as classic car maintenance and restoration, a large part of our business is in race preparation and support. Furthermore, all of this can be found under one roof.

CCK Historic Austin A40 Goodwood Revival  CCK Historic Shaun Rainford  CCK Historic Nash Metropolitan Goodwood Revival


In 2008 CCK Historic acquired the intellectual rights to Lenham Motor Company together with a range of product moulds. This included moulds for the early Lenham GT, which along with the Superfast bonnet, fits on the Frogeye Sprite floor pan. John Britten’s famous racing Lenham GT SS1800 has been recreated and often competes at Goodwood. To complete the Lenham Spridget range we also acquired the moulds and rights to the Lenham GTO. An open top version of the Lenham Le Mans Coupe. A GTO demonstrator was created in Spring 2010. Lenham Motor Company Ltd is very much alive and customers can chose from all Lenham body kits and hard tops to order.

Lenham GT Lenham GT Shaun's Lenham GT SS1800CCK Historic Lenham SS1800 Goodwood Revival