Lovely car. If it was me, I'd leave the side skirts off.
yes leave them sill finisher things off IMHO
Thing is, I really hated them when I first saw the car for sale on Tradme because I didn't understand their function and thought it was some tragic chav attempt at a body kit. However, NZ roads aren't great and roads never actually shut for roadworks as the network isn't that vast, so their system of laying stones down on hot tarmac and using the general public driving over them at low speed as a means of washing the excess away does create a lot of stone chips, especially on a car with such pronounced barrel sides. You do hear them in action quite often but yeah, it does look a bit more ordinary without them. We'll see.
Is it going to be in a movie?
There's a local drama/film looking for early 1980's cars to use and a Commodore wagon was asked for, so since this is one of only a few remaining that hasn't been personalised so much, it fits the bill nicely. No idea how much use it'll get and productions often change their minds from experience so it may not get used, though it was a good excuse to get it out the garage and made available again. May hitch up the trailer to it and use it locally for collecting some firewood etc. whilst the V8 transplant motor is getting some attention.