The lovely bevelled front panel was finished by a local auto restore shop…. lots of coats of paint!
All these early versions were supplied without make-up gain controls.
The total number of that version must have been around 60 units, I then found the front panels much too expensive so we went to a more standard panel, and at the same time added make-up gain controls on the rear.
That model was followed by the SC2.2 where the main compression circuitry was retained, but with a lot more control sophistication…. and it was not quite as easy to use as the early ones!
I’m sure that most of those early compressors are still in use, there are lots here in the UK.