News this week that the best of British car manufacturing has been immortalised in a new set of stamps from Royal Mail.

Dubbed the 'British Auto Legends' collection, the stamps celebrate some of the most iconic and beautiful British cars ever made. The first set, entitled Thoroughbreds, features the Jaguar E-Type, Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, Aston Martin DB5, MG MGB, Morgan Plus 8 and the Lotus Esprit.

The second set, called Workhorses, features classic working vehicles including the Austin FX4 Taxi, Ford Anglia 105E and Land Rover Defender 110. Naturally, there's also a Morris Minor Van in Royal Mail livery.

The sets also pay tribute to Aston Martin, which is current celebrating its centenary, and also to the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sir Henry Royce.