The 10 hp tonneau of 1901 had a choice of solid or pneumatic tyres and a sprag brake was also available to prevent it from running backwards on hills. The car was fitted with a horizontal twin-cylinder engine, which was Austin's hallmark, as Austin (then an employee of Wolseley) distrusted the performance and lubrication abilities of engines with vertical cylinders. He didn’t change his mind about this until he set up his own company.
This particular 10hp has a body constructed by the Manchester coachbuilders, Anne Cowburn. The company had been a horse carriage builder and harness manufacturer since 1779 and continued to build horse carriage and motor car bodies until WW1.