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These shift knobs are hand turned from exotic woods by Robin Casady. The knob attaches to your MINI Cooper or BMW manual transmission shift lever with one of Doug Whalen's stainless steel adapters (included). Adapters are available for both R56 and R53 MINIs, as well as manual shift BMWs.

Amboyna Burl Shift Knob #54

46mm dia. x 103mm tall
Amboyna burl is said to be the most expensive burl. Its spectacular grain pattern and rich color makes it worth the cost.

$185.00 Sold

The current trend of Le Mans style shifting calls for a handle type grip. However, getting past the spring-loaded gate to 5th & 6th gears is easier with a palm shift. This knob shape allows both methods. It is comfortable as a handle shifter and works with other hand positions. The height of this knob provides more leverage, requiring less effort for shifts. The design retains a classic element with the contemporary, just as the MINI is a combination of classic and current design.

This knob was sanded with 1,500 grit silicon carbide paper and buffed to a high polish. Numerous coats of hand-rubbed Polyurethane were applied to seal the wood and protect it. The hand-rubbed method allows the finish to penetrate into the grain without leaving a plastic-looking coating over the surface.

Care: Typically, no special care is needed. Cleaning can usually be accomplished by rubbing with a soft cloth. If more aggressive methods are required, a damp cloth, or furniture cleaner can be used.





Order an emergency-brake handle at the same time you order a knob and receive a $20 rebate.

The direction the grain pattern faces will vary from car to car, depending on the threads of the individual adaptor used. You will have two options by rotating the adaptor 180 degrees. If a specific orientation is desired, it might be possible to place a shim between the top of the adaptor and the knob. Contact me before the knob is shipped.

Satisfaction is guaranteed. If you aren't happy with a knob you receive, contact me within 30 days of shipment to make arrangements to return it for credit, or refund of the purchase price. Shipping cost not refunded. The knob must be in like-new condition. Time and materials will be charged if the knob must be refinished or repaired.

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