British Leyland's internal politics meant that the MGB was not replaced in the early seventies as initially planned but was given small face lifts every year. It received standard Rostyle wheels, rocker switches, rubber-faced overriders, bright lurid colours reflecting the zeitgeist and in 1973 the grille centres and wipers became matt-black.
The car modelled is a famous press and publicity vehicle, photographed on 30th August 1972, and is reproduced as it was that day. The pictures appeared in brochures, newspapers, books and other publicity material. However, research by The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust shows that the number plate AKO 181L appeared on many other BL publicity cars. Shop here