Whether you’re driving an air-cooled VW kitcar, a trike or a full-bodied classic sometimes the suspension needs an extra helping hand to keep the wheels and tyres turning freely, away from the arch enemy.

One way to add some extra stiffness, or subtly adjust the ride height is to install a decent coil over shock absorber, aiding the aged OE torsion bar set up in its job of supporting the vehicle’s weight.

These black and chrome ‘double eyelet’ coil-overs come from custom parts manufacturer SSP and are suitable for fitment on a number of air-cooled VW vehicles, including Beetle and Bus, depending on the length of shock absorber required.

Sold as a pair at £92.50, they are supplied with an adjustment spanner and you can buy them online from HeritagePartsCentre.com by searching part number AC513001. A ‘threaded top’ version for ball joint suspension Beetles is also available under part number AC413001 ENDS.