The E36 started life as a 1997 E36 325 sedan. It was gutted, and all the parts used to build a 1995 E36 M3 (Euro Spec) were bolted on. (engine, brakes, suspension, tranny, interior..... everything.) That being said, I don't know if the E36 M was ever offered in that color. This "donor" procedure is done often over here, as the taxes on cars with over 220 hp is insane high, (somewhere in the 300% range)
Before I left the states I owned a 1995 E35 M Coupe (USA spec) and I loved that car. I never thought I'd own an M again, as I thought those days were over....
But my good friend "Rico Suave" knew about this car, even knew the owner, and he arranged the deal.
Fortunatley my wife was supportive :)
As for your M, major SAWEEEET...... but it needs a Noble Sticker too.....
As for the Prestige..... I really like the Carbon Glass "Red"
I do understand your wish for better/more Prestige photos, and I wish they could be offered, the trouble is
1) There hasn't been enough Prestige CIEMs built to offer up a extensive gallery
2) A lot of the materials used are very difficult to actually take photos of.
But I promise you carbon glass (red) is awesome, and I look forward to building a set with that material.
Here is a face plate photo of Red Carbon glass
Could you please help me?