Street-Legal 2010 Ford Focus RS Crossing The Block At Barrett-Jackson

So you’ve fallen out-of-love with your Ford Focus ST, have you? Or maybe you have plans to buy the 2016 Ford Focus RS when it (finally) comes to the US, but you find that you just can’t wait that long.

Well, we have a very cool alternative to propose: a road-legal, imported 2010 Ford Focus RS will be hitting the auction block at Barrett-Jackson in Palm Beach.

The Palm Beach, Florida Barrett-Jackson auction is set to take place in April, from the 17th through the 19th. This European Mk II Ford Focus RS is listed with no reserve, but we imagine the bidding will climb through the roof regardless, in very short order.

Why do we think that? Well for one, seeing any previous Ford Focus RS on American soil is well beyond rare. Not only does importing cost money, but the rarity and novelty of the car ought to attract generous bids from Ford aficionados.

And for another thing, this 2010 example Ford Focus RS has seen a fair amount in terms of upgrades. The Barrett-Jackson auction site summarizes thusly: “Garrett GTX35 turbo, TiAL MVR external wastegate, big valves, aluminum manifold, 1000cc injector, Helix 6-pad clutch, Stage 4 intercooler and radiator, big boost pipes, fuel system, forged pistons and H-beams, as well as Endless brakes.”

On top of it all, this Ford Focus RS has only done 13,553 miles since its birth, making it as sprightly as it is young. Sure, it may only have front-wheel drive, and you’ll obviously not get the Drift Button announced for the 2016 model, but still; this 2010 Mk II Ford Focus RS is a dream come true for any genuine Ford Performance fan.

Aaron Birch is an automotive enthusiast and writer/filmmaker from Detroit, MI. As a rule, he only buys cars older than himself.

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