Hello Tom McCrory,
Unless it has changed significantly a couple of in-expensive fasteners (plastic (I think)) can easily re-attach it.
has not been imported in the USA
since 1987... but as a YOUNGER I did work on them (Dauphine
)... and while my impression of them was DEFINITELY
not AMERICAN IRON... they were well engineered (even back then, circa 1964).
Meanwhile AMERICAN IRON is nearly extinct.
Parts are not on these (any) cars simply because an ENGINEER had nothing better to do...
(there is a decent after market outlet... peddling splash guards).
I am twice retired from a couple of huge
CORPORATIONS... Business cases HAD TO BE FILED for EVERY REVISION, ENGINEERING CHANGE, cost reduction...& trips to the bathroom... (ought to be funny ... if it weren't so true).
My guess would be YES ... you need it.
When you consider the millions GENERAL MOTORS (example)
saves by skimping on the PAINT THICKNESS... or using cheesy plastic parts in their ignition switches (my opinion)...
I'm thinking actually designing, engineering, fitting & shipping costs for a single PART would CONFIRM the parts purpose & presence.
Now... on the other-hand:
If a POLITICIAN had designed the vehicle... or that splash guard...
I'd IMMEDIATELY dismiss the needed
NOTION as UTTERLY ridiculous... and TOSS that PART faster than yesterday's FISH WRAPPER.
Hoping this was helpful...?
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