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A mean 1929, Type 45, sixteen cylinder machine.
Note eight exhausts on each side! I love this brute!
Photo: Jacob Munkhammar, Reference


Only two of the 16 cylinder Type 45 GP racer were made.
Some parts - engine, chassis and rear axle included - for another one was also made and these have been assembled into a rebuild in England.
Type 45 was run, with limited success, and the project was soon abandoned.

The road version of Type 45 was to be called Type 47. It was never built.


The wonderful 16 cylinder Type 45 engine made up by two parallell 8 cylinder banks and two crank shafts. In the background the car.
Photo: Jacob Munkhammar, Reference

Model: Type 45Type 47
Years made: 1929-30 1929-30
Engine type: 16 cyl. U-type, 3 valves/cyl., 1+1 over-head cams
Engine size: 3801cc (60x84) 2986cc (60x66)
Supercharger: yes
Clutch: wet
Forward gears: 4
Drive: shaft
Front suspension: solid axle, 1/2-elliptical springs
Rear suspension: solid axle, reverse 1/4-elliptical springs
Brakes: cable operated drums
Wheelbase [m]: 2.6 2.75
Track [m]: 1.25
Tyre size: 28x4.75


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