Introduced in 1962, the Morris 1100 would later appear in Austin, MG, Riley, Vanden Plas and Wolseley versions.
Designed by Issigonis, with body styling by Pininfarina, it shared mechanics with Mini. The 'Hydrolastic' suspension was developed by Alex Moulton with the sales slogan "The Car That Rides On Water". The first family car to use disc brakes, from 1967 a 1300 model was offered. By the end of production in 1973, almost three million cars had been sold.
This car has a GRP bodyshell. Developed in conjunction with Bayer, it was part of a programme through the '60s and '70s which had included plastic bodied versions of the Mini. The plastic body 1300 project remained only an experiment.