There were always a rumors of a Gold Package for the M30. I asked the Infiniti dealerships in 2006 with no definitive answer.
What is the Gold Package?
Instead of Chrome trim, it was Gold trim, this included the M30 emblem in the back as well.
I can’t definitively say this, but in my years looking at M30s, I’ve seen this on white convertibles, but mainly convertibles. Mark (mmokm30) also did some research into this gold trim as well.
One of the members, GlennPDX, had an M30 convertible and he had the Original Infiniti Dealership convertible options catalog, which I have not seen to this day.
Maybe it was an option that got lost like much of the Infiniti M30 information.
Credit: FA Motors for the above pictures.
Here is a Grill emblem from a gold package vs the normal chrome one.
Often times, I’ve seen a mix of gold and chrome trim. Here is an example from a car I was grabbing parts off of. The trunk Infiniti and M30 emblems were gold too.
From a few leopard owners, they tried to get the Gold package items. Arai told me that he tried to get all Gold pieces directly from the dealership, but they did not have it available.
In closing, The gold trim, like many other items, will always be a phenomenon for the M30 community. It is a detail many of us overlooked throughout the years.