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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


View Poll Results: What color Vader restoration?
Red 5 27.78%
Mulberry 1 5.56%
Natural Brown 8 44.44%
Keep it black / original 4 22.22%
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Old Thu, Jun-29-2017, 11:31:11 PM   #21
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Default Re: Interior restoration: What color change would you do?

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^ These colors are cool to look at for a couple minutes, but I sure wouldn't want to live with them.
Agreed.

However Modena extended...



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Old Fri, Jun-30-2017, 12:09:26 AM   #22
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Don't do Mulberry. You would have to change your dash, carpet, door panels and door sills to do it right. It's a grey interior, not black.

Personally, I'm doing Modena, but any of the browns look amazing in an E36.

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Agreed.

However Modena extended...
Too much. Modena looks great because you have a nice balance of black thrown in, extended just messes with the balance.
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Old Fri, Jun-30-2017, 12:45:46 AM   #23
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Default Re: Interior restoration: What color change would you do?

Dark red on the seats only in an AW car. Its tried and true in the E46 M3. Keep the rest black. Too much red can get overwhelming.


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Modena, it's the best imo


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Old Fri, Jun-30-2017, 12:56:39 PM   #25
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My entire Modena Vader coupe interior will most likely be for sale in a couple weeks.
Restored or original? With the condition of my car, I am looking for restored condition seats.
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Don't do Mulberry. You would have to change your dash, carpet, door panels and door sills to do it right. It's a grey interior, not black.

Personally, I'm doing Modena, but any of the browns look amazing in an E36.



Too much. Modena looks great because you have a nice balance of black thrown in, extended just messes with the balance.
Wouldn't it just look like this Dove Grey setup, but darker? I don't see why I'd need to change anything. All black (everything else), looks better than original to me. Lexus Fsports have a similar color combo and it looks really nice.

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Old Fri, Jun-30-2017, 02:39:24 PM   #27
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Restored or original? With the condition of my car, I am looking for restored condition seats.
It's original. Only the drivers seat needs restoration.
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Old Fri, Jun-30-2017, 02:49:56 PM   #28
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Not a huge Modena fan, looks to yellow like melted butter. I had sand beige and I grew to love it even though it was a pig to keep clean. Brown on white just looks classy
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It's original. Only the drivers seat needs restoration.
Thanks, but that is basically the condition of my existing black seats. Funny thing is that they were the interior parts in the best condition when I bought the car, but now they are the worst. They are in great condition relative to any original condition Vader seats, but now they are an eye sore compared to my restored interior.
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Default Re: Interior restoration: What color change would you do?

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Wouldn't it just look like this Dove Grey setup, but darker? I don't see why I'd need to change anything. All black (everything else), looks better than original to me. Lexus Fsports have a similar color combo and it looks really nice.

[IMG]https://i.ytimg.com/vi/ElN1i2GB5Hw/maxresdefault.jpg
Minus all the jewelry, black carpets/dash/door panels (especially all in nappa leather like that!!!) make any seat and door insert color look amazing. You don't have to match factory coloring when switching to a color like Mulberry... BMW got that one wrong.
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