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The Driven Man offers a full line of Gear Reduction High Torque Starters for British Cars.  Starters weigh 9-10 lbs. Local pickup if you live nearby. Group/Club rates available. Starters have a Complete 1 year warranty from date of purchase. Lifetime Warranty for starter repair labor. Friendly Technical support over the phone.

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Starter Applications include:
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Custom Starters Available Upon Request
 
This is the place to find the most reliable and efficient starters ever produced for your British Sports Car. We sell modern 1.2 HP Nippondenso starters which have been specially remanufactured to fit your British classic. 
 
These starters come with complete 1-year warranty as well as free technical support over the phone or by email. These unique High Torque Gear Reduction Starters far out surpass your old original starter. No more clicking or labored cranking! Your battery, which has grown weak from disuse, will now start your engine in a snap. 
 
These starters have a built in solenoid which can easily be bypassed if your car uses an external solenoid. 
 
These starters also allow you to custom angle the starter several degrees if you so wish. Replace your old starter with a modern starter and never look back!!!!
 

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Aston Martin High Torque Gear Reduction Starters:

$289.95

This starter replaces the Lucas number 25677 starter, used in sixties Aston Martins, DB4 5,6.

 

This is our 1.9 Horsepower Aston Martin Starter. This is a Brand New Starter with a lifetime warranty to the original owner. We offer this starter for the DB4, DB5, and DB6 Astons which use the above pictured 3 bolt mounting pattern. We also have a similar new starter for the Later Aston Martin V8s. Please specify when  ordering the specific vehicle and we'll supply to correct 1.9 HP starter.  This starter works in both positive and negative ground vehicles. This is a great starter at a fantastic price. Stronger and lighter than the original starter with no permanent modification needed to you vehicle. Bolt it on and go! We sell a bunch of these and they are always in stock! We supply Autosport Designs inc and a few other Aston Martin Retailer/Racers. They have been very pleased with our products and you will be too!

Electrical Hook-up:
This starter has one large bolted terminal for the positive battery cable from your vehicle.  There is also a second small solenoid terminal (1/4" male spade connector) which connects to the wire from your vehicle's ignition switch. You have the option to bypass this starter's solenoid for simplicity and to retain the use of your car's original external solenoid. Click here for details. The starter is very simple to install and connect!  

 

 

Austin Healey Sprite, MG Midget High Torque Gear Reduction Starter:

This starter replaces the Lucas number 25149 [s3512] starter, used in numerous British cars from the 1950's till 1980

$193.95
This is our 1.2 HP nippondenso starter that has been expertly machined and modified to work in the Austin Healey Sprite and MG Midget . This works in all year vehicles and in all engine sizes/configurations.  This is a great starter at a fantastic price. Stronger and lighter than the original starter with no permanent modification needed to you vehicle. Bolt it on and go! We sell a bunch of these and they are always in stock!
 
 
Electrical Hook-up:
This starter has one large bolted terminal for the positive battery cable from your vehicle.  There is also a second small solenoid terminal (1/4" male spade connector) which connects to the wire from your vehicle's ignition switch. You have the option to bypass this starter's solenoid for simplicity and to retain the use of your car's original external solenoid. Click here for details. The starter is very simple to install and connect!

 

 

"Big" Austin Healey High Torque Gear Reduction Starter:   

100-4, 100-6, 3000

$193.95
This is our 1.2 HP nippondenso starter that has been expertly machined and modified to work in the "Big Healey". This works in all year vehicles and in all engine sizes/configurations. The mounting plate may be easily rotated for best fit in each vehicle application.  This is a great starter at a fantastic price. Stronger and lighter than the original starter with no permanent modification needed to you vehicle. Bolt it on and go! We sell a bunch of these and they are always in stock!
 
 
Electrical Hook-up:
This starter has one large bolted terminal for the positive battery cable from your vehicle.  There is also a second small solenoid terminal (1/4" male spade connector) which connects to the wire from your vehicle's ignition switch. You have the option to bypass this starter's solenoid for simplicity and to retain the use of your car's original external solenoid. Click here for details. The starter is very simple to install and connect!

 

 

Austin Morris Cooper Mini Cooper High Torque Gear Reduction Starter:

Our Mini starter replaces the Lucas number 25147 [s3511] starter, used in most minis until the early 80's. We will have the later Mini starter available soon!

$193.95
This is our 1.2 HP nippondenso starter that has been expertly machined and modified to work in the Mini. This works in all year vehicles up to the early 80's and in all engine sizes/configurations.  This is a great starter at a fantastic price. Stronger and lighter than the original starter with no permanent modification needed to you vehicle. Bolt it on and go! We sell a bunch of these and they are always in stock!

Electrical Hook-up:
This starter has one large bolted terminal for the positive battery cable from your vehicle.  There is also a second small solenoid terminal (1/4" male spade connector) which connects to the wire from your vehicle's ignition switch. You have the option to bypass this starter's solenoid for simplicity and to retain the use of your car's original external solenoid. Click here for details. The starter is very simple to install and connect!

 

 

Brand New Buick or Oldsmobile

Aluminum Block V8 Starter:

$225.00
This is our 1.9 HP nippondenso starter that has been expertly machined and modified to work in all Buick/Olds 215 V8 applications. This starter has a full lifetime warranty! This is a great starter at a fantastic price. Stronger and lighter than the original starter with no permanent modification needed to you vehicle. Bolt it on and go! We sell a bunch of these and they are always in stock!
Can be used in multiple custom applications.

Electrical Hook-up:
This starter has one large bolted terminal for the positive battery cable from your vehicle.  There is also a second small solenoid terminal (1/4" male spade connector) which connects to the wire from your vehicle's ignition switch. Very Simple to connect!

 

 

Rolls Royce and Bentley V8 High Torque Gear Reduction Starters:

This starter replaces the Lucas number 26383 starter, used in many Rolls and Bentley cars, starting with the Silver Shadow series in the late 1960's through 1987.

$290.00
This is our 1.9 Horsepower Rolls Royce and Bentley Starter. This is a Brand New Starter with a lifetime warranty to the original owner.   This is a great starter at a fantastic price. Compared to a $600-plus rebuilt orginal, it is stronger and lighter. This starter cranks much  faster and requires less cranking Amps. No permanent modification is needed to your vehicle. Bolt it on and go! We sell a bunch of these and they are always in stock!

Electrical Hook-up:
This starter has one large bolted terminal for the positive battery cable from your vehicle.  There is also a second small solenoid terminal (1/4" male spade connector) which connects to the wire from your vehicle's ignition switch. You have the option to bypass this starter's solenoid for simplicity and to retain the use of your car's original external solenoid. Click here for details. The starter is very simple to install and connect!
 
This starter works in both positive and negative ground vehicles.

 

 

Triumph TR3 TR4 TR4a and Jaguar 3.8

High Torque Gear Reduction Starter:

$193.95
This is our 1.2 HP nippondenso starter that has been expertly machined and modified to work in the Triumph TR3A through TR4A(from TS50001- TR4A), Jaguar 3.8 XKE and other 3.8L Jaguars.  The mounting plate may be easily rotated for best fit in each vehicle application.  This is a great starter at a fantastic price. Stronger and lighter than the original starter with no permanent modification needed to you vehicle. Bolt it on and go! We sell a bunch of these and they are always in stock!
 

Electrical Hook-up:
This starter has one large bolted terminal for the positive battery cable from your vehicle.  There is also a second small solenoid terminal (1/4" male spade connector) which connects to the wire from your vehicle's ignition switch. You have the option to bypass this starter's solenoid for simplicity and to retain the use of your car's original external solenoid. Click here for details. The starter is very simple to install and connect!

 

 

Jaguar 4.2 liter XJ6 and XKE High Torque Gear Reduction Starter:

This starter replaces the Lucas number 25684[s3114] starter among others, used in most Jaguar 4.2 in the E Type and XJ6(up to 1987).

$193.95
Quite possibly our most ordered starter in the cold winter months! This is our 1.2 HP nippondenso starter that has been expertly machined and modified to work in the Jaguar XKE, XJ6 and other 4.2 liter Jags from 1965-1987.  This is a great starter at a fantastic price. Stronger and lighter than the original starter with no permanent modification needed to you vehicle. This starter will fix you winter cold cranking issues as well as warm weather hot start issues. Bolt it on and go! We sell a bunch of these and they are always in stock!

Electrical Hook-up:
This starter has one large bolted terminal for the positive battery cable from your vehicle.  There is also a second small solenoid terminal (1/4" male spade connector) which connects to the wire from your vehicle's ignition switch. The starter is very simple to install and connect!

Installation Tips:
This starter does not have threaded holes as the original. This usually helps in that it makes it easier to install. You will  "through-bolt" the starter using the original bolts and a set of lock washers and nuts (or nylon inserted locking nuts) that can be easily gotten at the hardware store for a few cents.

 

 

Jaguar V-12 XKE, XJS, and XJ12 1972-1994 High Torque Gear Reduction Starter:

This starter replaces the Lucas number 26381, S4541, and S3113 starters among others. It fits all Jagar V-12 applications except 1971 and early 1972 XKEs which is also available below for the same price and replaces Lucas # 26327D and 26272D.

$197.95
This is our 1.2 HP nippondenso starter that has been expertly machined and modified to work in almost all Jaguar V-12 applications from 1972-1994. It may work beyond 1994.  This is a great starter at a fantastic price. Stronger and lighter than the original starter with no permanent modification needed to you vehicle. Bolt it on and go! Say goodbye to labored starting in the winter or "hot-start" problems. We sell a bunch of these and they are always in stock!

Electrical Hook-up:
This starter has one large bolted terminal for the positive battery cable from your vehicle.  There is also a second small solenoid terminal (1/4" male spade connector) which connects to the wire from your vehicle's ignition switch. You have the option to bypass this starter's solenoid for simplicity and to retain the use of your car's original external solenoid. Click here for details. The starter is very simple to install and connect!

Installation tips:
This starter does not have threaded holes as the original. This usually helps in that it makes it easier to install. You will  "through-bolt" the starter using the original bolts and a set of lock washers and nuts (or nylon inserted locking nuts) that can be easily gotten at the hardware store for a few cents.

XKE V-12s have a starter bolt access point in the passenger side floor board. You will pass an extension through this hole to tighten or loosen the upper starter bolt.  this hole is under the carpet and covered by a rubber grommet. This tip will save you hours of aggravation and the starter swap will take less than 15 minutes with assistance from a second person.

 

 

Jaguar XK 120, 140, 150* High Torque Gear Reduction Starter:

$193.95

 

 

This is our 1.2 HP nippondenso starter that has been expertly machined and modified to work in the Jaguar XK 120, 140, and 150. This works in all year vehicles and in all engine sizes/configurations except the XK 150 when equipped with an automatic transmission. We have this special starter also, but it must be ordered separately.  This is a great starter at a fantastic price. Stronger and lighter than the original starter with no permanent modification needed to you vehicle. Bolt it on and go! We sell a bunch of these and they are always in stock!

Electrical Hook-up:
This starter has one large bolted terminal for the positive battery cable from your vehicle.  There is also a second small solenoid terminal (1/4" male spade connector) which connects to the wire from your vehicle's ignition switch. You have the option to bypass this starter's solenoid for simplicity and to retain the use of your car's original external solenoid. Click here for details. The starter is very simple to install and connect!

 

 

Brand New Rover V8 Starter:

$225.00
This is our 1.9 HP nippondenso starter that has been expertly machined and modified to work in all Rover V8 applications. This starter has a full lifetime warranty! This is a great starter at a fantastic price. Stronger and lighter than the original starter with no permanent modification needed to you vehicle. Bolt it on and go! We sell a bunch of these and they are always in stock!

Applications include:
Range Rover V8 (all)
Land Rover V8 (all)
Triumph TR8
MGB-GT V8
MGB V8
Rover V8 Sedans

Can be used in multiple custom applications.

Electrical Hook-up:  
This starter has one large bolted terminal for the positive battery cable from your vehicle.  There is also a second small solenoid terminal (1/4" male spade connector) which connects to the wire from your vehicle's ignition switch. Very Simple to connect!

 

 

High Torque Gear Reduction Starter:
 
Our Price? Almost too Great to Advertise!  
$178.00
 
Please indicate the model you need at time of purchase.
 
 
This is a semi-custom 1.2 HP nippondenso starter that has been expertly machined and modified to work in your Lotus. We will make it for you for any of the Lotus cars here.  This is a great starter at a fantastic price. Stronger and lighter than the original starter with no permanent modification needed to you vehicle. Bolt it on and go!
Lotus Elan
Lotus Elite [climax]
Lotus Esprit/Eclat/Elite
Lotus Europa [renault]
Lotus Europa [Twin Cam]
Lotus Seven [Kent block]
Lotus [Caterham] Seven








 

 

MG TD, TF, MGA, and Pre-1968 MGB High Torque Gear Reduction Starter:

$193.95

 

This is our 1.2 HP nippondenso starter that has been expertly machined and modified to work in the MG TD, TF, MGA, and Pre-1968 MGB. This works in all year vehicles and in all engine sizes/configurations.  This is a great starter at a fantastic price. Stronger and lighter than the original starter with no permanent modification needed to you vehicle. Bolt it on and go! We sell a bunch of these and they are always in stock!

Electrical Hook-up:
This starter has one large bolted terminal for the positive battery cable from your vehicle.  There is also a second small solenoid terminal (1/4" male spade connector) which connects to the wire from your vehicle's ignition switch. You have the option to bypass this starter's solenoid for simplicity and to retain the use of your car's original external solenoid. Click here for details. The starter is very simple to install and connect!

 

 

1968-1980 MGB and MGC High Torque Gear Reduction Starter:

$193.95

 

This is our 1.2 HP nippondenso starter that has been expertly machined and modified to work in the 68-80 MGB and MGC.   This is a great starter at a fantastic price. Stronger and lighter than the original starter with no permanent modification needed to you vehicle. Bolt it on and go! We sell a bunch of these and they are always in stock!

Electrical Hook-up:
This starter has one large bolted terminal for the positive battery cable from your vehicle.  There is also a second small solenoid terminal (1/4" male spade connector) which connects to the wire from your vehicle's ignition switch. Very Simple to connect!

For 1975 and later MGBs, there is also a small 3rd terminal for use with your stock ballast resistor. Most of the time this has been disconnected long ago, but it is there for you to use if you wish too.

 

 

Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II/III and Bentley V8 High Torque Gear Reduction Starters:

This starter replaces the Lucas number 26209 starter, used in many Rolls cars, starting with the Silver Cloud series in 1959 and most models in that line through 1966.

$290.00
This is our 1.9 Horsepower Rolls Royce and Bentley Starter. This is a Brand New Starter with a lifetime warranty to the original owner.   This is a great starter at a fantastic price. Compared to a $600-plus rebuilt original, it is stronger and lighter. This starter cranks much  faster and requires less cranking Amps. No permanent modification is needed to your vehicle. Bolt it on and go! We sell a bunch of these and they are always in stock!

Electrical Hook-up:
This starter has one large bolted terminal for the positive battery cable from your vehicle.  There is also a second small solenoid terminal (1/4" male spade connector) which connects to the wire from your vehicle's ignition switch. You have the option to bypass this starter's solenoid for simplicity and to retain the use of your car's original external solenoid. Click here for details. The starter is very simple to install and connect!
 
This starter works in both positive and negative ground vehicles.

 

 

Triumph Stag V8 High Torque Gear Reduction Starter:

This starter replaces the Lucas-made Stag V8 starter.

$193.95

 

 

This is our 1.2 HP nippondenso starter that has been expertly machined and modified to work in the Triumph Stag . This works in all year vehicles with the original V8 Motor.  This is a great starter at a fantastic price. Stronger and lighter than the original starter with no permanent modification needed to you vehicle. Bolt it on and go! We sell a bunch of these and they are always in stock!

Electrical Hook-up:
This starter has one large bolted terminal for the positive battery cable from your vehicle.  There is also a second small solenoid terminal (1/4" male spade connector) which connects to the wire from your vehicle's ignition switch.

 

 
Triumph Spitfire, TR5, TR250, and GT6 High Torque Gear Reduction Starter:

$193.95
This is our 1.2 HP nippondenso starter that has been expertly machined and modified to work in the Triumph Spitfire, TR5, TR250 and GT6. This works in all year vehicles and in all Spitfire engine sizes/configurations.  We use one of these in our 1973 GT6. We have been so satisfied since we converted over to this starter and you'll love it too! This is a great starter at a fantastic price. Stronger and lighter than the original starter with no permanent modification needed to you vehicle. Bolt it on and go! We sell a bunch of these and they are always in stock!

Electrical Hook-up:
This starter has one large bolted terminal for the positive battery cable from your vehicle.  There is also a second small solenoid terminal (1/4" male spade connector) which connects to the wire from your vehicle's ignition switch. You have the option to bypass this starter's solenoid for simplicity and to retain the use of your car's original external solenoid. Click here for details. The starter is very simple to install and connect!

 

 

Triumph TR2, TR3, and Morgan Plus 4  High Torque Gear Reduction Starter:

This starter replaces the ("Bomb Style") Lucas number 25541 starter, used in the Triumph TR2, and the early production TR3. This fits Pre-TS50000 chasis number cars.

$193.95

This is our 1.2 HP nippondenso starter that has been expertly machined and modified to work in the Triumph TR2, TR3, Morgan Plus 4 and many others. This works in all year vehicles and in all engine sizes/configurations.  This is a great starter at a fantastic price. Stronger and lighter than the original starter with no permanent modification needed to you vehicle. Bolt it on and go! We sell a bunch of these and they are always in stock!


Electrical Hook-up:
This starter has one large bolted terminal for the positive battery cable from your vehicle.  There is also a second small solenoid terminal (1/4" male spade connector) which connects to the wire from your vehicle's ignition switch. You have the option to bypass this starter's solenoid for simplicity and to retain the use of your car's original external solenoid. Click here for details. The starter is very simple to install and connect!

 

Triumph TR6 High Torque Gear Reduction Starter:

This starter replaces the Lucas number 25647 [S2116] starter, used in all Triumph TR6 from late 1969 on.

$193.95
This is our 1.2 HP nippondenso starter that has been expertly machined and modified to work in the Triumph TR6 from 1969-1976 . This starter does not work in some very early cars that are equipped with the TR5/TR-250 flywheel and starter. Those cars will use our "TR-250/Spitfire" starter.
 
 
This is a great starter at a fantastic price. Stronger and lighter than the original starter with no permanent modification needed to you vehicle. Bolt it on and go! We sell a bunch of these and they are always in stock!

Electrical Hook-up:
This starter has one large bolted terminal for the positive battery cable from your vehicle.  There is also a second small solenoid terminal (1/4" male spade connector) which connects to the wire from your vehicle's ignition switch. This starter also has a small ballast terminal used in some late 1976 vehicles. The starter is very simple to install and connect!

 

 

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