2003 Ford Focus RS Mk1

Total History : One Owner : Very Rare

£16,995 - SOLD

Make: Ford

Model: RS Mk1

Date Registered: July 2003

MOT Due: Nov 2020

Engine: 2.0L 4 cyl, Turbo

Power: 212 bhp / 229 lb.ft

Drivetrain: 5 sp manual, FWD

Mileage: 43,700 Miles

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The Focus RS Mk1 was produced from October 2, 2002 to November 11, 2003 and was Ford's return to the RS (Rallye Sport) badge after the demise of the tweaked Escorts. Production was limited to 4501 units only. The RS was offered all over Europe, but 2147 were sold in the United Kingdom, by far its largest market. The Mark 1 Focus RS was a limited production run available in 21 European countries. Using a turbocharged version of the 2.0-litre Ford Zeta engine, the Focus RS rated at 212 horsepower. It would generate a steady 0.98G in lateral acceleration due to racing parts such as Sachs dampers, lightweight O.Z Alloy Wheels and a Quaife ATB Differential. It would also allow 1.0G of braking force due to the standard Brembo braking system 324 mm (Front) 280 mm (Rear). The engine was heavily modified with forged aluminium pistons, hardened valve seats, sodium-filled exhaust valves, stainless steel exhaust system. The forced induction system comprised a Garrett turbocharger with a water-cooled charge air cooler and an electric water pump. To transmit the higher torque an upgraded AP clutch was used. The Focus RS was available in one metallic colour, Imperial Blue. 

This superb LHD Focus RS Mk1 was purchased by us and imported from it's first owner in Switzerland and has obviously been cherished all of it's life. It features the usual Mk1 RS specification as listed below:

  • 18" OZ alloy wheels

  • Sparco bucket seats

  • Imperial Blue paintwork

  • Alcantara steering wheel (original leather two tone steering wheel included

  • Brembo brakes

  • Quaife limited slip differential

  • Remote central locking with two keys

  • In dash CD changer

  • Air conditioning

This particular car is standard except for having an ECU remap by renowned Swiss tuners Bemani to 265bhp and a cat back stainless exhaust system fitted although the original system is also sold with the car. It has it's original RS floor mats and book pack wallet.

It has covered just 43k miles (70k KM) from new and has a complete Ford service history from the supplying dealer with all invoices present to back up the fully stamped service book as listed below:

  • 05/07/03 - Struby Automobile AG Ford Dealer, First delivery

  • 27/08/04 - 17,429KM - Struby Automobile AG, Service with air filter and pollen filter with bodywork inspection

  • 04/05/06 - 35,951KM - Struby Automovbile AG, Service with brake fluid change, coolant change, air filter and body insp.

  • 16/05/08 - 49,785KM - Struby Automobile AG, Major service with pollen and air filters and bodywork inspection

  • 20/08/10 - 63,073KM - Struby Automobile AG, Service with pollen and air filters, brake fluid, coolant change, AC service and body inspection

  • 15/11/11 - 67,318KM - Struby Automobile AG, Service with bodywork inspection

  • 12/09/14 - 67,986KM - Struby Automobile AG, Major service with spark plugs, coolant, brake fluid, air filter and cam belt and AC service

  • 26/11/18 - 69,893KM - Autostore Europe Ltd, Service with 4 Michelin tyres, Fr and Rr springs and dampers with 4 wheel alignment

There is also the benefit that the car has a totally rebuilt engine and turbo charger due to it overheating in 2014. The original owner had not noticed a coolant leak as the car does not have a coolant temperature gauge - only a warning light! The car now has a digital gauge fitted for peace of mind. The engine was totally rebuilt by the supplying Ford dealer and there is an extensive invoice in the file totalling £9k for this work. At this point the car was put into storage until we purchased it from the Ford dealer last year. As the vehicle was imported by us from Switzerland it is also VAT qualifying which may be of help to anyone wishing to export it. 

Please contact us for more information or to enquire about our finance or transportation options.