And if you did, would you drive it?

A brand new Ford Focus RS will set you back just under £32,000. But why settle for something so common new when you can pick up this soon-to-be-classic 2009 Ford Focus RS? It’s heading to auction next month at the Classic Car Auctions Birmingham sale.

Essentially brand new, this Focus has just 45 original miles on the odometer. It's spent the last seven years in storage, and has been owned by one family since new – a husband and wife duo. In that time, the car has had just one service, which was carried out in October 2016.

2009 Ford Focus RS Auction

Under the bonnet, the stock turbocharged five-cylinder engine remains, producing 300 horsepower and 324 pound-feet of torque. All that power is managed via a six-speed manual transmission and sent to the front wheels. From a standstill, this Focus RS will sprint to 62 miles per hour in just 5.9 seconds.

The auction house suggests the car could go for anywhere between £32,000 to £36,000. If that seems like a lot, an Ultimate Green example with just 1,800 miles sold at Silverstone back in February for a whopping £41,063. "With the launch of a new Focus RS to much fanfare and continued demand for all things Fast Ford we expect a similar amount of interest with this amazingly low mileage example," said CCA General Manager Guy Lees-Milne.

Don't worry, this won’t be the only fast Ford that crosses the auction block in April. Alongside the Focus RS will be a low-mileage 1992 Sierra Sapphire 4x4 Cosworth, and a concours condition 1983 Escort 1600i. The auction will take place in Birmingham, beginning April 1, 2017. Will the bar for fast Ford prices be raised once again?

Source: Classic Car Auctions

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