The Minor was Issigonis' first complete car design. Features included unitary construction, rack and pinion steering, independent front suspension with torsion bars and small, 14 inch, wheels.
Codenamed 'Mosquito', Issigonis' first design was narrower but was later widened by four inches, leaving a distinctive line down the bonnet and cover plate in the bumper.
The Morris Minor was the first British car to sell one million units.
This is the first production Minor. Morris re-acquired it in 1961 in exchange for a 'Minor Million' built to mark the production of the millionth Minor. To launch the Minor Million, a competition was held to find the oldest Minor surviving, and that oldest Minor turned out to be the first!