I specifically said "with original panels." If quarters have been replaced, then the reasoning doesn't hold up.
And while you may disregard GM documentation such as the assembly manual, and argue that quality control issues could be the reason for a car not receiving Malibu emblems, I don't agree with that. Try making that argument at sites where they take originality and documentation seriously, such as yenko.net. We've heard those arguments from the cloners and deniers for a long time, and they don't hold up.
This is the last thing I'm posting on this thread.
Just like GM never painted an evening orchid Camaro right?
Just like the two pilot chevelles are still around? Those parts are extremely rare being they were the first. Of course, they were to be destroyed right?
Why are there Baltimore Malibu's with the L on the tag and why are there SS's without the L?
As a person who has modified his Malibu to look like what you call a clone, I am not trying to decieve anyone, however, unless those areas are sanded off, and extensive research done, that car, because every part of it has been touched, is not an SS.
How do you know, the OP, didn't set this up?
Just a couple weeks ago there was a thread with someone who insisted he had an ultra rare engine...of course we are still waiting for pictures which he never produced.
I would also like to add, I have an original can of GM splatter paint from a long time ago...