Spent on a few hours on the car this weekend - mainly cleaning and upgrading my interior lighting to LEDs. Also found time to fit my alloy hand brake handle :o)
I wanted something better than the stock plastic rubbish, but definitely nothing too "bling" or chav looking. I found this handle on ebay for 40 pounds (ish). Looks like it came from the factory!
To fit: simply pull off the old plastic one, fit this, and secure with 3 tiny grub screws. Looks the dogs bits!
As they say every silver lining has a cloud - and my cloud is that I've confirmed the engine is a Nikasil M52 :( But no problems with running in 125,000 miles so fingers crossed.