Let’s be honest, a starter motor is a pretty essential component of any car or campervan. An occasional bump start might get you going in an emergency, but for everyday driving, you need something you know will work when you turn the key.

The guys and girls at Heritage Parts Centre have been in touch with news of just that. A starter motor for a host of air-cooled VW applications from one of their favourite suppliers, FORST.

Suitable for 12-volt models with manual gearbox, including Split, most Bays, Beetle, Type 3 and Karmann Ghia, this unit is brand new, not reconditioned and can be yours for just £89.95.

To pick one up head over to HeritagePartsCentre.com and search for part number 311-911-023/DX. Orders in the UK will benefit from free delivery, too ENDS.