It's been greased-up for the photos. Look at the text below and you'll see, " . . .a new coat of paint and the car will be like new."
You are right - the second plate is missing for sure...Interesting........
No yellow catylist compliance plate in the drivers door striker area near the data plate. (coulda sworn that was on all of them once series 3 started and the '48 state' versions were all the rage)
Sign of a previous respray mabe?