An impeccable enthusiast owned Ford Focus ST225 ST-2 with just 12,736 miles.
Exclusive ST sports body kit, ST bumpers and mesh grille, ST single wing spoiler, chrome tipped twin sport exhaust tailpipes, side and curtain airbags, Passive Anti-theft System (PATS), CAT 1 Thatcham alarm, Recaro seats, air conditioning, auxiliary instrument panel housing turbo boost, oil pressure and oil temperature gauges, ST Sports steering wheel, jet black headlining, submarine lighting, brushed aluminium gear knob and handbrake grip with racing pedals. Exclusive ST-2 equipment; Electronic Stability Program with Traction Assist, Quick clear front windscreen with heated washer jets, Xenon headlamps with automatic levelling and washer jets, Ford Sony MP3 stereo radio. Dealer options; Carpet mats, Tailored Ford seat covers, detachable tow bar, 2X cup storage.
Owned from new by fanatical Ford enthusiasts, Father and Son, this outstanding Ford Focus ST225 ST-2 is without question one of the best-preserved examples in existence. A preferred 3-door version in factory optional Panther Black, (Code F3), the original paintwork is simply stunning with a gorgeous metallic gleam and uniform shine. The finish is virtually unmarked and all panels are pin straight. A bonnet protector to the front edge has been fitted. The underside is super clean and even fragile labels to the underside components remain intact. The supplying Ford main dealer number plates are fitted. Unmolested examples with such outstanding credentials are rarely found and this car will delight even the most ardent blue-oval scrutineer.
Inside this Fast Ford are the original body-hugging Recaro Mondus sports seats in Dark Flint Cloth, (Code A 4). The front seats have been protected by tailored Ford front seat covers since new and as such, along with the exceptionally low mileage, are preserved in perfect condition. Genuine Focus carpet mats are also fitted. The Recaro logo badges and huge body-hugging bolsters confirm that this is no ordinary Focus! Furthermore, the ST Sports steering wheel, jet black headlining, submarine lighting, brushed aluminium gear knob and handbrake grip and racing pedals help to carry on the fast Ford tradition of injecting excitement into everyday family cars. Low mileage indicators and unworn touch points such as the perfect steering wheel are evidence of very minimal usage. All functions and controls are fully operational and the air conditioning is ice cold. Difficult to distinguish from a 2006 Ford showroom car.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the turbo-charged Ford 2.5 Duratec ST five-cylinder 20v unit with Variable Valve Timing, the power output achieved is 225bhp at 6000rpm and 320Nm torque at 4000rpm. The maximum speed is 152mph while 0-60 is dispatched in just 6.8 seconds! The totally standard engine bay is spotlessly clean with factory plates, stickers and labels visible. The Ford Durashift 6-speed gearbox is magnificent to use with precise short throw changes and the sound from the five-pot turbo charged engine is awesome!
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The unique 8 x 18in ST five-spoke rims with correct centre caps are unrestored with no kerb damage. Ford afficionados seeking total originality will be delighted to see the factory fitted Continental SportContact2 225/40 ZR18 tyres fitted all round. If the vehicle is to be regularly used it is recommended the tyres are replaced due to age with the originals carefully stored. The original spare saver spare wheel has never been used. The braking system with ABS and electronic brake-force distribution incorporates discs all round and provides sure footed stopping power.
Registered new on the 21st January 2006 by Main Dealers, TC Harrison Ford of Derby, the car was ordered new by Mr Peter Hart, a Ford Master Technician by trade. A lifelong vehicle technician in the motor trade with a huge appreciation for Fords, Mr Hart has previously owned sporting blue oval royalty to include Lotus Cortina’s, Escort RS2000’s and indeed this cars predecessor, a Mk1 Focus ST170. In the history file is the original vehicle order form and subsequent sales invoice made out to Mr Hart confirming the price paid of £18,845 less a part exchange allowance of £10,000 for his Panther Black Focus ST170 which at the time had only covered 11,600 miles! The neatly organised history file includes all the original Ford new vehicle literature as well as the separate welcome pack and special ST supplement. Ever the conscientious perfectionist, Mr Hart even printed out service and maintenance schedules. Another passion of Mr Hart was his self-restored BSA M20 motorbike that was used in World War II which he would take to shows using a small bike trailer. For this a discreet and detachable light duty tow bar was fitted. Upon his sad passing in 2017, the car was inherited by Mr Hart’s son, Darren, who has owned the car ever since. Darren has included a written account of his father’s ownership and devoted care for the car.
The Ford document wallet houses all handbooks, service book, guides and supplements along with the point-of-sale literature. Servicing was carried out by himself in his capacity as a Ford Master Technician and the cambelt was renewed in 2016 at 12,300 miles. The history folder also contains invoices and MOT certificates dating back to the first in 2009 to fully verify the mileage. Both sets of Ford keys, fobs and security tags are present and there is an original 2005/6 brochure for ‘The New Ford Focus ST’. A perfectly preserved and highly collectable Focus ST225 exactly as Ford intended.
MOT April 2022, HPI Clear.