- Stamp ID : 68
- Bulletin No : 779
- Name : Vintage & Classic Cars Of Sri Lanka (Morris Minor 1949 )
- Date of Issue : 20111028
- Denomination : LKR 5.00
- Stamp Size : 41mm x 30mm
- Sinhala Name : ශ්රී ලංකාවේ පැරණි රථ වාහන - මොරිස් මයිනර්
- Selling Price : Not for Sale
- Description : Vintage & Classic Cars Of Sri Lanka (Morris Minor 1949 )
Considered to be the ‘World's Supreme Small Car', by the motoring press at the launch, the demand of the vehicle outstripped supply of the Morris Minor.
The Morris Minor was the first British car to ever reach a production rate of one million.
Originally called the Mosquito, the Morris Minor was introduced at the Earls Court Motor Show on September 20th, 1948. After the millionth Minor rolled off the production line on December 22nd 1960, the Morris Minor 1000 was introduced.
A total of 349 replicas were produced to the mark this auspicious occasion.
The Morris Minor was built by William Morris, (Lord Nuffield) of the Nuffield Organization. The same team that eventually designed the Mini, it was led by Alec Issigonis, who was proudest of his participation in designing the Morris Minor.