As for its styling, the Minor falls into the evolutionary zone American designs reached in 1942. Given that its body design was 1942-43 vintage (see here), the Morris Minor had up-to-date styling that was on the verge of being out-of-date by the time it was announced to the public in the fall of 1948. But its warm marketplace acceptance eliminated the need for other than a few modifications over the years..
The "Mosquito" name was discarded before production. The styling theme seen here was carried over to production models that had slightly larger proportions.
The wheels seem too small for my taste, but the large windows give the car a light, airy look.
The front fenders extending over the doors give the Minor a solid appearance without the potential bloat that flow-through or pontoon fenders might have yielded. The doors are hinged at the front, unlike some cars with similar fenders that had to have "suicide" aft-hinged doors for engineering reasons.
From the door aft, aside from the large side windows, the Minor reminds me of 1940-vintage American car styling.
Minors were facelifted for a second series built 1952-56. The main change was repositioning the headlights from the grille area to the fenders. This might have been done to satisfy regulations in export-target countries. Note that the car in the photo is a four-door model.
An example of the final revision with its new one-piece windshield. The grille ensemble, including the sheet metal surround, is very close in extent to the ensemble seen on the earliest Minors.
Side view of a four-door Minor auctioned not long ago and noteworthy for its extremely low mileage. Two-door Minors look better because they didn't have the cramped appearance of four-door models such as this one.