The Dawson was a well-designed and high quality car, the work of former Hillman works manager A.J.Dawson who had designed the 1913 Hillman Nine. In 1918 he left Hillman to set up his own business. Dawson did not make his own bodies, which were supplied mostly by Charlesworth, although there was at least one coupe by Cross & Ellis. They were expensive with 1919 prices ranging from £600 for a 2-seater to £995 for a saloon. The total made was 65 before the Dawson Car Co. was compulsorily wound up in February 1921. Later that year the factory was taken over by Triumph.