There's more than one way to protect your shifter housing; yet so many
cars come with the same old shift boot from the factory. For us, 'same
old' and MINI do no go well together.
Drawing inspiration from the gated shifter found on some of the finest
Italian autos, CravenSpeed created this shift well cover for the
MINI. With a recent revision you'll notice the improved look of our
shift well as we have done away with the exposed screws on the top of
the boot. They have been replaced with some new screws on the
underside of the center console. Not only does it look better, but the un-boot is held even more
securely than before in this position. There is still no cutting or
drilling or gluing required; you can return to stock at any time.
In order to keep dust and debris away from your shifter housing, our
shift well uses a sliding plate that you attach to the shifter itself.
A custom spring sits around the shifter atop the pivoting ball, and
keeps the plate pressed up against the bottom of the well.
The shift well cover is a perfect mate for our adjustable short
shifter, but it will work (and look great) with almost any shifter
including the stock lever. Notice photo above with the B&M shifter
installed. The Shift Well Cover does offer easy access to the unique
Craven Speed Adjustable Shifter locking collar, having the collar
exposed makes adjustments even quicker. Just grab and twist, set and
Fits the following MINI models:
R50 2002-2006 Hatchback Cooper
R52 2004-2008 Convertible Cooper and Cooper S
R53 2002-2006 Hatchback Cooper S