Ford Focus RS 2003 AUCTION FINISHED

This Ford Focus RS is a great example of the hot hatch of the early 1990s. Under the vented bonnet is a 2.0-litre turbocharged Cosworth YBT engine, producing 227bhp and 224lb-ft of torque in standard form. This power is transmitted via a five-speed manual transmission. They only came in the 3 door version painted in Imperial Blue it might have looked like a Focus, but with its extended arches and aggressive look it was whole different car from the original Focus.

Fords philosophy for the RS was to seem to throw as many named brands from the rally scene at the car as possible with the likes of OZ alloys, Brembo brakes, Sparco seats, AP racing cluth, dampers by Sachs to name but a few.

The odometer reads 65,135 miles.

First registered on November 2003, this RS Focus is an original, UK-market car. Following a period in storage the car made its way to the current vendor in 2020, having recorded only 3 previous owners prior to that.

Supporting the mileage indicated on the odometer, the condition of the glass, light lenses and badging is all excellent, as befitting a car which has been regularly garaged. Stopping power came from Brembo 324mm ventilated discs and four-pot calipers up front, while those at the rear were solid 280mm items. Covering the brakes were a set of bespoke 18-inch OZ Racing light-alloy wheels, fitted with 225/40 R18 Michelin low-profile tyres developed specifically for the Focus RS.

Inside the cabin there is a very blue and silver theme highlighted by a pair of Sparco high-backed seats, trimmed in blue and black leather and Alcantara. This theme is carried to the throughout the interior with aluminium pedals and bespoke dials with a flash of blue

Now looking for its next enthusiast owner, this RS Focus will be sold with its service history booklet featuring seven stamps, six servicing receipts, and a number of old MOT certificates. Although not quite at the Cossie cult status yet, given a few years I’m sure they will achieve their place in the RS hall of fame

This cars previous owner has spared no expense in the upkeep of this car. The list of previous recent spends includes:

Cam belt, Water pump and belts changed summer 2017, Under sealed in 2017, New AP Organic clutch fitted in 2017, less than 1k ago,Tinted headlamps fitted in 2018, Pro alloy radiator, Peron custom manifold and downpipe, Scorpion full SS exhaust system with 100mm tailpipe, Graham Goode hoses and forge actuator, K&N stage 2 induction kit, Forge blow off valve, Engine ECU upgrade to 300 bhp, Brand new suede steering wheel.

The very good service history is listed below

2004 @ 3,971 miles

2005 @ 7,006 miles

2007 @ 9,902 miles

2008 @ 21,547 miles

2009 @ 31,430 miles

2010 @ 36,138 miles

2011 @ 44,722 miles

2012 @ 54,166 miles

2015 @ 61,802 miles

2016 @ 63,344 miles (cambelt)

Now looking for its next enthusiast owner, this RS Focus will be sold with its service history booklet featuring 10 stamps, and numerous servicing receipts, and a number of old MOT certificates. Although not quite at the Cossie cult status yet, given a few years I’m sure they will achieve their place in the RS hall of fame.

The description of this auction lot is, to the best of the seller's knowledge, accurate and not misleading. Zoo Auctions completes all of the details about the lot from the seller, and we perform a level of due diligence through HPI checks and MOT history where available. However, it is the bidders responsibility to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of the description, and complete any checks they feel is necessary before bidding on an auction. Please see our Terms and Conditions for full details.