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You can also check to see what the slats in the rear fender intakes are made of. The factory used wood. Not all aftermarket conversions would have done the same. All fenders should also be steel, unlike some aftermarket conversions which used fiberglass or plastic, instead.

I haven't seen front fenders/wings like that, without the square pop-up headlamps (and all lights set into the front valence, instead). At least in the US, that probably wasn't allowed, as there's a minimum height requirement for headlamps. I doubt bumper-height or below-bumper-height would qualify.

Also, don't ROW cars from the 80s all use impact bumpers, too? The impact bumpers were a concession to the US DOT requirement that mandated all bumpers be able to handle a 5 mph impact, or something like that. So little ram shocks were placed behind the front and rear bumpers (at least in US cars). The accordion bellows were used to hide the fact that the bumpers could then slide a few cm back and forth. Your black car depicted lacks the impact bumpers. Was it legal for a car to be sold like that in Singapore back in the 1980s? It wouldn't have been in the US.
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