A 2009 Ford Focus RS with just 45 miles from new is heading for auction with a pre-sale estimate of £32-36k, as much as a brand new 2017 Focus RS.
That’s a question potential buyers of the car you see at the top – a 2009 Ford Focus RS – will have to ask themselves as it crosses the block at the Classic Cars Auction in April with just 45 miles on the clock.
In the same family ownership from new, this Focus RS is expected to fetch £32-36k, on top of which you’ll need to find a buyers premium of 12%. That means you could end up spending £40k for an eight year old Focus RS.
There’s no doubt the last RS is a hoot with its 300bhp, FWD and revoknuckle tech, but no one is going to buy this car to drive it, otherwise it’ll be worth no more than any other 2009 Focus RS – around £20k.
So what the buyer will be doing is betting on the 2009 Focus RS becoming a hugely desirable future classic which will appreciate in value as the years roll on. Which it might. Possibly.
For our money, we’d go out and grab a brand new, 4WD Focus RS and spend the change on a decent holiday.