Gansevoort, NY

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We sell modern, Nippondenso starters, specifically machined to fit your British classic, including Aston Martin, Austin Healey, Bentley, Hillman, Jaguar, Jensen Healey, Land Rover, Lotus, MG, Mini, Nash, Rolls Royce, Sunbeam, and Triumph. Our machine shop also has the ability to custom make a starter to fit your particular classic car.

They are the most efficient and reliable starters ever created for your British sports car. These starters are accompanied by complete one-year warranty and free technical support by phone or email, without core charge.

Our unique High Torque Gear Reduction Starters™ performance will exceed your ancient original starter, hands down. No more labored cranking or clicking! Your battery, which has become weak from sitting, will now start your engine quickly.

These starters have a built-in solenoid which can simply be circumvented if your car utilizes an external solenoid. They also allow you, if desired, to custom angle the starter several degrees.

Replace your old starter with a modern starter from us and never cross your fingers during the starting of your British Classic ever again.

This unique, high torque, gear reduction starter will surpass your ancient original starter. The contrast is astounding. No more labored cranking or clicking when you turn your key or push your starter button!

It works in both negative and positive ground setups. It's lighter and stronger than the original starter, without any permanent modification required to you vehicle. Simply remove your tired old starter, and bolt ours in its place. This is an easy upgrade which can be done by most owners with elementary mechanical skills.

The performance and quality of this starter has turned us into the go-to supplier for various restoration shops whose clients demand simply the finest performance parts for their classics. We also offer free priority shipping to USA and Puerto Rico customers.


Gansevoort, NY 12831

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  • 5/5 stars August 4, 2014

    Starter came quick and fit perfect and works great for my 1990 Ferrari Mondial T. Thanks David

    Best Regards


  • 5/5 stars April 5, 2013

    Just installed one on my 1972 Jaguar XKE S3 2+2 - V12.
    After I removed the old Lucas lump and compared it to the new starter I was nervous about the size and weight difference. Installed in 1 hour! Fired up on the first turn!Excellent product.
    Happy Starting.

  • 4/5 stars October 28, 2012

  • 5/5 stars October 6, 2012

    Quick responce and arived as ordered

  • 5/5 stars September 23, 2012

    Easy to work with Dave. Starter arrived when promised, easy to install and worked the first time and every time since. I would work with Dave and British Starters again.

  • 5/5 stars September 23, 2012

    Purchased a quality product, delivered quickly and at a fair price. Had a pre purchase question and answered promptly.

  • 5/5 stars September 22, 2012

    great starters , tech support by phone , good price . what more can you ask ?

  • 5/5 stars September 22, 2012

    I have had Land Rovers for over 40 years and the starter motor has always been the problem. With this BRITISHSTARTERS starter motor I have had a new pleasure with the Land Rover. No embarassing attempts to start the LR. Just turn the key, push the button, and I am rolling. FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5/5 stars September 21, 2012

    Shipped quickly and came with excellent instructions on the installation and wiring configurations. Excellent service on an outstanding product!

  • 5/5 stars September 21, 2012

    Excellent product and great customer service.

  • 5/5 stars September 21, 2012

    And my new starter is great. My 58 TR3 is now as new. Thanks

  • 5/5 stars September 21, 2012

    I ordered a starter for my Austin Healey 3000 as mine had just seized up. I installed it recently and was amazed at how much faster the engine spins. It not only spins faster, but now when cold after sitting for a few weeks it starts within about 5 seconds. It used to just crank and crank forever.

    I'm extremely pleased with this starter and would use these in other cars when possible.

  • 5/5 stars September 20, 2012


  • 5/5 stars September 20, 2012

    A solid product that changes the start-up
    to 'works now' from 'grind/zing/off'' from Lucas.
    Worth every penny and the service is outstanding.
    Just wish I could buy more lotus parts with this
    Regards, Chuck

  • 5/5 stars September 20, 2012

    I ordered the high torque starter for my Triumph TR6 from Dave at, simple enough. It arrived in a couple days, packed properly. The instructions were simple in this case I needed to remove the rear carburetor to remove the old Lucas unit. I then installed the new one, same bolt pattern. Hooked the wires back up the exact way they were from the old starter, hooked up the battery, checked the wires once more and hit the key. Starter turned as planned. Excellent upgrade for that car. Simple, fast, and easy one of the very few things on that car that worked like that! Thanks Dave!

  • 5/5 stars September 20, 2012

    Describe your experience working with Dave At Britishstarters.Com.
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  • 5/5 stars September 20, 2012

    The starter for my '75 TR6 arrived quickly, installation was easy and it has worked magnificantly. What a difference! My only regret was not ordering sooner.

  • 5/5 stars September 20, 2012

    This review is actually for another of Dave's specialty services: I put one of Dave's Nippon Denso gear-reduction starters on my 328. It failed about a year later. Dave replaced it under warranty without question, sending the new unit out without requiring a core charge. All I had to do was ship the old unit back after swapping it out. No fuss, no muss.

  • 5/5 stars September 20, 2012

    Very good experience. Starters arrived, went in, and worked perfectly. Thanks!

  • 5/5 stars September 20, 2012

    I ordered a high torque starter from Dave for my 1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III and also one for my 1959 Bentley S2. I am extremely happy with the starters as they turn the engine instantly. Dave's customer service was increadible and I recieved my starters in a couple of days!! Definitely will do business with him again when I need more starters...

  • 5/5 stars September 20, 2012

    We have used a few for our triumphs, and what a difference. Lighter and faster.

  • 5/5 stars September 20, 2012

    Super fast shipping. Starter went right in and performs perfect. My timing is a bit advanced and the old starter was dragging. This one spins it over without any effort at all. I've had it for a few months now with no issues.

  • 5/5 stars September 20, 2012

    I have a 1967 Jag 420 sedan. I found the installation went fine using some tricks supplied (glueing the upper nut to the starter). The operation and function of the starter is great.

    One problem , possiblity unique to my car is that the throttle linkage(left hand drive) is a bit worn and at full throttle hits the the starter (upper bolt) believe it or not! I have a work around short of a complete rebuild, which is a mess.

  • 5/5 stars September 20, 2012

    Starter came fast and as promised. The installation was quick and easy. Installed in my 74 TR-6. Should have bought this starter sooner. Great!

  • 5/5 stars September 20, 2012

    Knew what I needed, had it ready same day, got it when promised, fit perfect, and price was great and works great.

  • 4/5 stars September 20, 2012 was extremly responsive to my order, shipping it on time as they had stated. I can naot comment on the product itself, as the car is going through its rebuild and has yet to be installed, so I can only comment on the service, however if the product is anything like the service then I have every confidence in the world I made a good choice in finding and useing British Starters product and service for my current rebuild and any (as long as the wife allows) I may undertake in the future.

  • 4/5 stars September 20, 2012

    No problems at all with Dave or British Starters. However for a Series 1 E-Type the stater information sheet could suggest mounting the starter with the solenoid bulge on the bottom might be easier.

  • 5/5 stars September 20, 2012

    Beyond just selling an needed component, like gear reduction starters, British Starters has qualified expert technical support. Something that seems to be harder and harder to find. My starter issue turned out to be something completely different than a failed starter. Their technical support listened attentively, asked targeted questions and suggested the appropriate steps I needed to take to fix the problem, which actually did not require a new starter. I sent the one I had purchased back, without a problem. Quality folks and highly recommended.

  • 5/5 stars September 20, 2012

    Purchased starter for my 69 E-Type Jag, so far works great, spins engine faster, and is lighter than original,very pleased, Thanks

  • 5/5 stars September 20, 2012

    Dave at British were very helpful and provided a starter that not only suited the required application but for a price that was better then anybody elses, Further: with shipping cost to Australia Daves price was still the best.

    Terry of Bathurst Australia a retired Auotmotive Engineer who specialised in British Marques for over 45 years.

  • 5/5 stars September 20, 2012

    A really good product sells itself, and the starter for my MGB is truly an innovative way to cure a problem with the inertia style starter originally fitted.Great service from Dave. He was always quick to respond to any questions I had.I live in Melbourne, Australia, but I still received my new starter in a week after I ordered it.Many thanks, Dave.

  • 4/5 stars September 20, 2012

    Product was mailed from USA to Australia very promptly. Starter is very well made and turns the engine very quickly. Very happy with the quality and the price is very reasonable. The installation is not as easy as the instructions suggest but not difficult. The instructions say it is a direct bolt in replacement however the spade connector for the actuation wire is a smaller size than that on the E Type wiring loom and the mounting holes are not threaded and are a larger size than those on the original E type starter so I needed to get some new bolts and nuts. However, these are relatively minor nit picks and I would happily recommend this company and product.

  • 5/5 stars September 20, 2012

    I have bought a ferrari starter from Dave ; the contact xere fine , the delivery was in time . Concerning the part ; I have fitted it OK on my car , but I have not yet started it so I have no comment on the starter fonctionning .

  • 4/5 stars September 20, 2012

    The new starter makes my old TR8 spin.
    Good product, reasonable price and quick delivery.
    I will deal with again.

  • 5/5 stars September 20, 2012

    I have just purchased a gear reduction starter for my V12 XJS and I could not be happier I recieved my product quickly with no fuss and it fitted and worked excatly as stated. I no longer have to worry every time I get into the car as to whether or not it is going to start.

  • 5/5 stars August 23, 2012

    I purchased a starter from BritishStarters and it was the best upgrade for my 1973 Land Rover Series III 88. It's like caffeine for my Rover, one crank and it starts. 100% better than the original and cost less than buying from a major online Land Rover parts supplier

  • 5/5 stars February 25, 2012

    My experience with British Starters has been a good one especially when it comes to warranty. I purchased a starter for my old1973 series land rover and then proceeded to modify it for use in deep water. The starter began acting up after a few months and I figured that due to the modifications I would not have a prayer of having it replaced under warranty. Happily to my surprise I received a new starter and only paid for shipping. The new starter is working great and I anticipate no problems with it in the future. British Starters is the place for the best deals and best service.

  • 5/5 stars January 22, 2012

    The starter for my 1972 TR6 from British Starters was delivered promtly. It bolted right in place. Half the weight of my original starter and cranks engine twice as fast. Makes hot starting much easier.

  • 5/5 stars January 21, 2012

    Good prices, good service. Starter worked well on my RR Silver Cloud III

  • 5/5 stars January 20, 2012


    I purchased a starter from BritishStarters about a year ago for my 1960 Series II 88 land Rover. The starter is well constructed, came with good instructions and has performed well. I like the fact that the solenoid is is built into the starter since it simplified the wiring for me on my restoration project.

    I would recommend their starter for any Series land Rover owner that is looking at replacing the starter.


  • 5/5 stars January 20, 2012

    Very good service and quickly delivered to Switzerland!I can recommend this seller without hesitation!

  • 5/5 stars January 20, 2012

    I recently purchased a starter for my 1974 TR6 after going through several rebuilt original type starters. The last straw was on a club cruise this past summer, a 6 month old rebuilt starter refused to engage and start the car, of course the next morning it worked perfectly after it cooled off. The rebuilt units are less expensive, but completely unreliable. The new unit bolted right in, and has been rock solid reliable,

  • 5/5 stars January 20, 2012

    I have been an auto parts buyer for thirty years, britishstarters,com
    is the way to go, price, service and quality. A1 vendor.

  • 5/5 stars January 20, 2012

    I am very pleased with the service and the hi torque starter I got last year. The post on the starter for the battery cables etc are not in the stock position, however the mounting plate is very easy to rotate to fit the stock position. Being lighter it is easy to install without difficulty and can be done from the top engine bay or from underneath.

    My 74B starts up on the first crank!

    Would buy again

  • 5/5 stars January 20, 2012

    I needed a high torque starter to be able to turn my new 1978 MG Midget which just finished a fresh rebuild. Since this was a high compression engine, the standard Lucas starter was not strong enough to turn the engine. So I found this company (British Starters) near Montreal who had the starter I was looking for a very good price compared to the other big company in the USA & the UK which ware very pricy. The added bonus of this starter is you can adjust the clocking to your specific car so there starter can be fitted to more then one car. The only draw back when fitting this starter on a Triumph engine which are fitted to the rubber bumper MG Midget is you have to convert to an electrical fuel pump because the mechanical fuel pump will not fit on the engine block anymore. Communication & service where excellent. I highly recommend British Starters!!!

  • 5/5 stars January 20, 2012

    When considering a gear reduction starter for my 1959 Peerless GT, I had a few questions. The owner was knowledgeable and friendly. Within a few moments we selected the correct starter and shortly thereafter it was on my porch. If you are considering replacing your OE Lucas starter, I highly recommend contacting British Starters first.

  • 5/5 stars January 20, 2012

    Recently I needed a high torque starter for my Rover V8 powered MGB. After scouting around Australia (prices were very high), I came across British Starters in the USA. The price was much more reasonable even including freight to OZ. I have since used the starter for nearly four months now and it hasn't skipped a beat. Thank you British Starters,

  • 5/5 stars January 20, 2012

    I ordered a TR8 starter to put in my 4.6 Rover SD1. Great product, great price, and reliable delivery. The new starter fitted easily and worked straight out of the box. It's half the weight of the original, but spins the motor over much, much faster. Sounds better too.
    I'm so impressed with it I'm going to order one for my classic Mini as well.

  • 5/5 stars January 19, 2012

    I have worked with British Starters for the last four years and have been impressed with their products. Good parts at good prices that perform so much better than the 40 year old parts they replace, fully recommended.
    Tony Fox
    British Saloon Car Club of Canada

  • 5/5 stars August 31, 2011

    I have been thrilled with the response I get every time I start my XJS V12. I used to cringe when cranking, wondering when the "prince of darkness" Lucas rebuild (my third in four years) would fail to operate again.
    The engine spins over much faster now, and works flawlessly every time. Installation was a pain due to the car (NOT the starter) but I relish not having to do it again any time soon. I recommend British Starters to anyone I talk to, and will be buying again for my other Jags (I have 5 of them).
    Thanks for making a great product, and caring about return customers instead of a "quick buck".

  • 5/5 stars August 16, 2011

    I installed a starter from on my 61 Silver Cloud RR several years ago. The large bore v8 was always sluggish and slow to start with the original equipment large (30 lb+) starter. When the original failed and I replaced it with BritishStarters gear reduction starter, I was amazed at the ease with which this tiny by comparison starter was able to turn the engine over and start nearly instantly every time even after the car sat in the garage for 20 or 30 days.

    Even more amazing, after about two years when the new starter failed, I called Dave to discuss what might have caused the failure (there was a small amount of moisture in the starter when I removed it) and he offered to replace it free of charge if I paid only for shipping! I also explained that I was scheduled to attend a car club event that weekend and Dave was able to get the starter to me overnight so I could install it and not miss the event.

    (By the way, I found these starters are quick and easy to install. I am used to wrestling with the toyota engine sized monsters on my Cloud and XKE Jag; by comparison this starter is a piece of cake. This makes it easy to use the gear reduction starter for daily service and retain the original equipment starter for use should you enter concours competition).

    And for the record, after much searching I determined the moisture in the starter was from a leaky water neck off the block dripping on the starter and not directly an equipment failure. In view of these circumstances, I offered to still pay for the replacement starter, but Dave declined.

    When I told Dave that I was both thrilled and amazed that he was going to replace the starter, he explained that his was a small business that specialized in catering to people maintaining and enjoying these old cars and wanted to be recognized for good service to collectors, car clubs and the like, since he expected that to be his main source of business.

    I think he has certainly shown that to me! I can't recall ever having gotten such excellent, fair, accommodating, quick service and response from a parts retailer in all the years of searching for parts for my old cars. This is the way a business should be run, by people who care about their reputation, share an interest in things with the people they serve, treat people more than fair, provide an exceptionally high quality product and go out of their way to provide outstanding service!

    I give BritishStarters the highest possible recommendation for the best repacement starter and most outstanding service that money can buy for your British car. I wish there were more were more businesses like theirs out there.

    Tim H. - Santa Rosa, California

  • 5/5 stars August 11, 2011

    I have a 69 Austin Healy Sprite which was always hard to start with the original starter motor which turned over ever so slowly. The gear reduction starter motor I purchased from is a dream and the price was less than the other suppliers out there. My car now starts right away. Buy one, you will not regret it.

  • 5/5 stars August 10, 2011

    Hello, here a mail from Holland.

    I have replaced the original starter for a starter frome British starters.
    Till now i am verry happy with it, it starts faster/better, even when the engine is hot.
    (p.s. my car is a Rolls Royce Silver Spur 1984)

  • 5/5 stars August 9, 2011

    I can thoroughly recommend BritishStarters. Fitted one to my Jag Mk2 and it has proven to be a vast improvement on the original.

  • 5/5 stars August 9, 2011

    My old starter would drain the battery after a very short period of time and could not reliably start my Bugeye Sprite. The High Torque starter from Dave works perfectly.

  • 5/5 stars August 9, 2011

    Love my starter, car starts every time and quick!!!

  • 5/5 stars August 9, 2011

    After burning through 2 "Quality Rebuilt" Lucas starters for my street driven MGB, and another leaving me unable to start my race car on the Bonneville Salt Flats midway through an event, I've ponied up for a gear reduction starter for each car. They work, they work all the time, and they work every time. Given the difference between the old Bendix drive systems and the gear reduction starters that BritishStarters sells, buying a rebuilt Lucas is a fool's errand.

  • 5/5 stars August 9, 2011

    hello my name is Robert Thompson
    I have a Sunbeam Alpine series 5 and installed my new starter with out a problem at all and it has performed perfectly. The instructions were right on.
    Thank you

  • 5/5 stars August 9, 2011

    The gear reduction starter is one of the best upgrades I have done on my 1965 Series IIa Land Rover. The additional torque is significant.
    I like the built in solenoid but retained the Land Rover separate starter button.

  • 5/5 stars August 9, 2011

    Had my MGA engine rebuilt and the original starter did not have the power to turn over the higher compression engine and it drained the batteries ( 2 - 6 volt). With the new high torque starter, the engine starts immediately and has saved my batteries.

  • 5/5 stars August 9, 2011

    starter worked a treat on my old MG Midget, variable angle to mount was very convenient. I was able to install it quickly with no hassle.

  • 5/5 stars August 9, 2011

    As a jaguar owner and self restorer of my cars I am always looking out for bargains to help with the cost of rebuilds. As soon as you say Jaguar the price usually doubles as some sellers are just out to get a quick buck instead of looking at the bigger picture. After searching the web I found a reduction starter for my V12 XJS at fair price so I bought one via ebay. It arrived all ok so I purchased another for my other car as a spare as it will fail at some point. I enjoyed a pleasurable international ebay experience... thanks British Starters for being a seller who wants the customers returning instead of a quick buck.
    I'm sure I will be an ongoing customer and do refer my mates to this site.

  • 5/5 stars August 9, 2011

    Very pleased with the starter - great service, delivery and price. Thanks a lot,

    Sydney, Australia.

  • 5/5 stars August 9, 2011

    Dave is great to deal with. The alternator conversion kit for my "7" is perfect, well engineered and complete. Works like a charm, and very easy to fit. If anything, it's a little too good with the rod and spherical bearings for belt ajustment ... I just used the original slotted bracket, which looks more period.
    I haven't fitted the starter to the Rover V8 yet, but it's a terrific looking bit of gear and I expect great things from it

  • 5/5 stars December 12, 2010

    Excellent starter. Installation was straightforward in my 1969 MG Midget, thanks to the adjustable flange. Easy wiring, too. Starter has proven reliable so far, and has greatly aided in low temperature (high teens last week) startups. I highly recommend this modification, as I highly recommended this company.

  • 5/5 stars November 8, 2010

    Can't say enough good things about the response and communication I received from British Starters. We had a minor shipping issue and it was resolved immediately. Additionally, the starter is fantastic, spins that big Rolls Royce V-8 over like never before. This is an excellent organization to do business with.

  • 5/5 stars November 8, 2010

    i purchased a starter from these guys and it came promptly and worked flawlessly when i installed it on my mini..............joe

  • 5/5 stars November 8, 2010

    Fast delivery. Glad I finally made the change to this starter!

  • 5/5 stars November 8, 2010

    Great service and a very good starter. I got pretty fast feedback on a few questions I had. I would definitely but from British Starters again.

    David Luckett

  • 5/5 stars November 7, 2010

    great starter motor for the price . Regards Joe.

Question and answer

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. The high torque gear reduction starters that we sell, spin faster, draw less energy, and usually weigh about half the weight of the original starter.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. Our starters are the most efficient and reliable on the market.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. Sharing the love of classic British automobiles with my customers, and working to keep them where they should be, on the road !!

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. Will your starter fit my car? Yes. And if you don't see your car listed on our website, odds are, we can custom make one to fit your automobile.