By 1914 the Austin model range comprised just three models, and the 20 hp was the medium-sized car. It had conventional mechanics with full elliptic rear springs.
More or less identical coachwork styles were available on all three chassis sizes, each body style being given a particular name. It is therefore possible to find a body such as this on any of the models in the Austin range and the style was described as 'streamlined' in Austin's catalogue.
This 20hp Vitesse was originally bought by a doctor from Hawkhurst in Kent, who used it for more than twenty years before donating it back to the Austin Motor Company.