Hey folks, I was talking to an auctioneer friend of mine & he let me know about a sale he is having in a month or so. He is auctioning the estate of a gentleman who had an old garage for years and the widow is liquidating the contents. There is a 53 foot shipping container that is crammed full of parts with a lot of NOS stuff included. Mostly 50's parts with some 60's & a few 70's thrown in. Also included in the sale is a 1928 Packard opera coupe which is apparently fairly rare. The car is in pretty tough shape but is fairly complete. Apparently there is also a second complete chassis that goes with it as well. Would be a neat car when/if it is restored. the sucker is huge - it is longer than the 66 wildcat 4 dr hardtop beside it. there is a second engine in the weeds behind the car and the inside is crammed full of parts too. Most of the pictures I have been able to find have steel artillery wheels on them, very few with the wire wheels as this car has. Also there is a mystery V8 included in the sale too. My friend asked me to try & ID it if possible so I am turning to you guys for help. First the pictures of the mystery V8. it seems to have an aluminum crankcase with removable cylinder banks & a flat head type cylinder head. there are the letters "HC" cast into the head. the intake & Exhaust both come out the top of the engine. I was thinking that it is maybe a big truck engine or possibly military of some sort. the heads are half again the size of a flathead ford. Here is the pics, anybody have any educated guesses??? Here are some pics of the Packard. Not that anyone will likely care but the Buick is in the auction as well. It looks like they tore the front axle loose when they moved the car from where it was sitting for years. the rear axle is cockeyed in the car as well. The spare engine that is the same as the one in the car. check out the heavy duty aluminum mounts. This diff is also included with the parts. No one seems to know whether it belongs to the Packard or to the mystery V8.