Decade: 1940s

1946

Wolseley Eight

Wolseley Motors: Family car
Wolseley Eight

The Wolseley Eight was a car nearly a decade old before it had even been launched. The outbreak of the Second World War caused production of the Eight to be cancelled as car manufacturing gave way to wartime production. With the end of hostilities and peace in 1945 the Eight was pushed into production, destined for foreign shores. The Eight was sold... Read more »

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1948

Land Rover Series I

Land Rover: Off-road utility
Land Rover Series I

The Land Rover was developed after the Second World War at a time when Britain was still rebuilding after six years of conflict. It was Britain's first production four-wheel drive utility vehicle. The Land Rover was designed to cope with the toughest terrain across the world. Series I Land Rovers instantly became popular, used by farmers and the military. It is estimated... Read more »

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1948

Morris Minor MM

Morris Motors: Family car
Morris Minor MM

The Morris Minor was developed after the Second World War. It was unveiled to the public at London's Earls Court Motor Show in 1948. It was the star of the show and attracted great attention, at a time when Britain was still recovering from the social and economic consequences of the Second World War. The Minor combined a modern design and good... Read more »

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