So today I drove an e30 325e.
It was a manual, and on the top left of the stick where the numbers are....were 3 //M color stripes.
And it made me think if this had anything to do with sport or performance packages? Like e38s, e39s, e46s, etc.
On top of that, today I also drove an e36 M3, also an manual...and it was wood stick shifter...and on the top left it had the EXACT same //M colors as the e30.
I was wondering if anybody more experienced with e30s could shed some light on my stupid question.