Thanks for the comments! I thought this thread was lost forever.
Yes, the flat black is intentional.
I might have to go back and lighten the whole picture since you can't see down at the airdam very well. In case you can't really see it, I did some triangluar fog lamp enclosures that I thought would be kind of cool. But I don't think Pontiac would go for it. I had a rear quarter view in a holding pattern which I forgot about. I might finish it up now.