45-mile Focus RS goes to auction
Just when you thought fast Ford prices couldn't get any sillier!
What will it make? The estimate is £32,000-£36,000, which looks conservative given this RS with 7,000 miles is up for £30K. Moreover, Silverstone Auctions sold an Ultimate Green car with 1,800 miles for £41,063 including buyer's premium last month. Oh yes, and this RS500 with delivery miles is currently for sale at seventy thousand pounds. All guesses are welcome!
Surely this would have to spend the rest of its life in a collection, though there is an argument to be made that the RS is young enough to be used regularly if so desired. It would be a shame to see something so entertaining left unused... What would you do?
The car is being sold at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show - easy for you to say - where fast Fords are very much the theme. There's a swathe of Sierras, a fleet of Fiesta and an, er, escort of Escorts. See the full selection here, and dig deep!
It's not the sort of car you buy just to look at. And there are way better investments if you have £36k lying around.
I wonder what the original story behind the car is. Maybe the first owner took delivery and something unfortunate happened so it didn't get used then once prices started climbing, it became an 'investment'.
If the owners had actually used the thing in the interim then I'd say hats off to them, they would have had a right result, but they bought it purely as an investment and as an investment, it's not been all that great.
Watch now as it goes for £60k and makes me look a right wally.
He keeps looking to swap it but cant part with it now as its going up in value so much. I think he'll dry store it and sell it in 10 years and buy something else to actually drive. The funny thing is he did use it alot until people kept offering lots of cash for it, then it became to valuable to drive. Especially compared to how much money you make on savings etc, its a no brainer to use as an investment.