Ford Focus RS mk1 - 2004
As we told you in our podcast, the Focus RS Mk1 is a huge collector's item still under the radar. Not only was it a WRC star in the hands of Colin McRae, but this road-going version is also one of the most exciting compact sports cars in its class. And with a limited production run of 4,501 units, many of which are no longer in existence, you have the recipe for the perfect collector's item. You can't say we didn't tell you.Benzin
This Ford Focus RS mk1 from October 2004 is number 4246 out of 4501 produced. The car is of Swiss origin, is a 3rd hand and has 145,000 km, a certified mileage that is fair according to the available documentation. The current owner, a professional classic car dealer, has done a complete overhaul of the car and is offering it for sale. The car is sold with its French papers.
On the outside, this Focus RS is in good condition. The original Imperial Blue paint shows well, although it has some flaws, including a rub on the front bumper and two chips on the rear trunk. The bodywork has no dents. The owner indicates that no perforating corrosion is present although surface corrosion is visible on the screws and the running gear. The exterior plastics and gaskets are in good condition, as are the headlights.
The interior presents superbly. The alcantara part on the original upholstery has been redone, while the steering wheel rim has been restored. The original RS carpets are present and in very good condition. The plastics are in perfect condition, with no discoloration or scratches. The equipment and the on-board instrumentation are said to function normally. The car also has its RS logbook.
The mechanics are in excellent condition. The seller indicates that all revisions have been performed by a Ford service and visible on the booklet. The distribution and the water pump were changed in 2016 at 137,000 km. An overhaul was performed at 142,000 km including oil change, filters, intercooler pump, coils, spark plugs, spark plug wires and finally the fuel pump (dw65c). The 5 speed manual gearbox works perfectly.
The 4 original rims are in average condition. They show no deformation but have scratches and the varnish is gone in several places. The tires are from 2013 and are half worn. The brakes are said to work perfectly.
The car is sold with a valid technical control. The seller is a professional located in France in Brest (29200) and accepts visits during the sale.
The seller wished to define a reserve price.
Auction opening date: Wednesday, September 5, 2018 08:00
Auction end date: Friday, September 14, 2018 21:30
Note: Any new bid placed in the last 2 minutes pushes back the counter of 2 additional minutes ("anti-sniping").
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Auction opening dates: mercredi 05 septembre 2018 - 08:00
Auction end date: vendredi 14 septembre 2018 - 21:30
Notes : Any new auction placed in the last 2 minutes pushes the counter by 2 additional minutes ("anti-sniping" system).
A bank card is required to bid and a bank imprint is made for a guarantee amount of between € 300 minimum and € 1,000 maximum depending on the amount bid (see Conditions).
The bids immediately rise to the amount entered.
At the end of the sale, the highest offer is automatically validated by the seller if it exceeds its reserve price. However, all offers made remain valid for 2 working days after the end of the sale and can be accepted at any time during this period.
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