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Racing class : Team : , Model year : Model : Drivers : , Registration : BSX-11 Engine : V4 1700cc, Single exhaust, Cross-Flow manifold, twin Weber`s. Power output : 150 hp Transmission : Special 2 gear set, ribbed steel housing, 6:35 finalgear (7:38 in 1000 Lakes rally) with LSD Special / Notable : Saab Works Team Finland car # 2. This car has crashed and disappeared 1981. Doesn´t exceed anymore. 1000- Lakes 1971 Seppo Utrianen was leading the rally at one moment and was driving to safety 3th place overall before fuelpump fail.

1000 Lakes rally 1971

I got a some nice photos from Kalevi Pälve (Antero Laines ex Co-Pilot). Thanks Kalevi for sharing these.

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Seppo Utriainen was leading the rally with a minute and pushed strongly by Stig Blomqvist. This results a tiny mistake in SS 22 Simpsiö, where Co-Drivers door´s and side hit to the ditch and front steering damaged when swinging arm move 3 cm backwards. Utriainen with BSX-11 lost some 20 seconds.

Suurajot -71 kuvia

The cars in regrouping after SS 22.

Upper left: Volvo 142/Eero Soutulahti managed to drive one fastest SS time in the event.

Upper right: Red Saab 96 Coming winner Stig Blomqvist

Down left: Red Sunbeam 900 / Kirsi Pätiälä finished second in class 7 under 1000cc.

Down right: Blue & White SAAB 96/ Seppo Utriainen. Because some steering problems he lost the leading and drove safe third position until SS 31 Sääksjärvi, where the car´s fuel pump and -pipe get blocked and the engine doesn´t get any fuel.

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1000 Lakes rally winner 1971; Stig Blomqvist and Saab 96 V4 with new 1815cc engine.


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