Yesterday I got a call from the wife saying that she could not start the VW Ghia, 1971. She said the battery was dead. I drove over to get her. It turns out, while attempting to start, that she had the car in gear and the foot firmly on the brake. This choking the starter and preventing the car from cranking. Anyway, I put it in neutral and it immediately fired up and I drove her home. This morning I tired to start the car and it failed. I heard the solenoid pop and a very weak attempt to crank but that was it. I thought I had a dead battery but no, that’s fine. I must point out that the starter is a 6v. A common VW air-cooled swap to gain in cranking speed. (This maybe an original part.) Could the starter still have been ruined despite the fact I drove home the day before? And can “stalling” like that damage the starter ? MTIA, D.