British classics to be celebrated by the Royal Mail


Some of Britain’s best-known classic cars will feature in a special run of 10 stamps launched by the Royal Mail today (13 August).

Photographed by C&SC's James Mann, the classics are split into two themes celebrating the country’s motor manufacturing – Thoroughbreds and Workhorses.

The former will include cars such as the Jaguar E-type, Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, Aston Martin DB5, MG MGB, Morgan Plus 8 and the Lotus Esprit.

The Workhorses, meanwhile, are vehicles such as the Morris Minor Van, Austin FX4 black cab, Ford Anglia 105E and Land-Rover Defender 110.

The news coincides with anniversaries such as 150 years since the birth of Sir Henry Royce and Aston Martin’s Centenary celebrations.

The stamps will be available at your local post office, online or by calling 08457 641641.

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