If strength is at the top of your air-cooled VW transmission wish list, you should absolutely consider starting with one of these ‘Rhino’ gearbox cases, with extra webbing and gussets for maximum durability.

Originally manufactured by Volkswagen for the Brazilian Kombi, they represent the ultimate OEM+ gearbox upgrade for your Beetle, Ghia or Split Bus. With extra clearance for 12v flywheels as standard, they are box-fresh and ready to accept your cogs of choice inside.

With stock strictly limited, they are offered for sale by Heritage Parts Centre, priced at £499.95. Simply surf on over to HeritagePartsCentre.com and search for part number 081-301-051. More from www.heritagepartscentre.com ENDS.