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Packard engine question

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Read a  story recently in a popular auto magazine where the writer describes a hot rodder who has worked on everything, including "Packard V-16s." 

 

Never heard of a "Packard V-16." 

 

Do they exist?  Could not find any with brief internet search. 

 

Is there such a thing as a "Packard V-16"? 

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Packard made one or more non-magnetic diesel V16s in the 50s for the US Navy for use in minesweepers.  They never made a V-16 automotive engine.

 

EDIT:  The production of the V-16 marine engines for minesweeper use was 40 units according to Bob Neal's superb book on Packard engines.

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