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A striking Ford Focus ST225 ST-3 with 22,107 miles, one owner and full Ford history.
Exclusive ST sports body kit, unique ST bumpers and mesh grille, ST single wing spoiler, chrome tipped twin sport exhaust tailpipes, side and curtain airbags, Electronic Stability Program, Passive Anti-theft System (PATS), CAT 1 Thatcham Approved alarm, Bi-Xenon headlamps with automatic levelling and washer jets, air conditioning, Quick clear front windscreen, 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-3 equipment; Ford Sony MP3 stereo radio/6CD, Full leather Recaro sport seats, 10-way manual adjustment and seat heating to front seats, rear sculptured bench. Factory options; Electric Orange Tri-Coat metallic paintwork. Dealer options; Space-saver spare wheel, Fortron Shield protection, carpet mats.
With one owner from new, 22,107 miles and full Ford main dealer service history, this original and totally standard Focus ST is one for the collector, especially in the desirable top of the range ST-3 guise. A preferred 3-door version in factory optional and highly sought-after Electric Orange, (Code 7 4), which was the signature launch colour. The stunning paintwork is virtually unmarked and all panels are pin straight. The underside is super clean and even fragile labels to the underside components remain intact. Ford main dealer number plates are fitted. The rubber scuttle trim has lifted ever so slightly to the offside edge. 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 sports seats swathed in full leather, (Code A 5), and the rear sculptured bench offers the 4-seater configuration, both as per the premium ST-3 specification. The Recaro logos are embossed into the hide which is preserved in perfect condition thanks to the one and only keeper fitting seat covers from new. His desire to preserve the car extends even to resisting the urge to remove the blue factory cellophane protector from the door sill tread plates! 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 such as unworn touch points are evident and there are a few pixels that have faded not impacting the readings at all. All functions and controls operate 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. Close inspection reveals very slight tarnishing to the inner spokes which does not spoil the appearance and has been left untreated in order to uphold total originality. Premium brand Goodyear 225/40 ZR18 tyres are fitted all-round with the front two items replaced in November 2020. In lieu of a spare wheel and correct for the ST model is the original Continental zip case with compressor and untouched tyre sealant. A space saver is also included. The braking system with ABS and electronic brake-force distribution incorporates discs all round and provides sure footed stopping power to match the formidable performance.
Registered new on the 28th December 2006 by Main Dealers, Hartwell Ford of Huddersfield, the car was ordered new by Mr Michael Kimberlin who is the one and only owner with zero previous owners on the V5 document. The new car order form and subsequent sales invoice reveals a price paid of £20,864.01 less part exchange allowance for his Ford Focus Titanium. Absolutely all dealership sales correspondence has been kept and the Ford document wallet houses all handbooks, guides and supplements along with the point of sale literature. Incredibly and despite the low mileage, the original service book contains 12 stamped entries, all from the supplying Ford main dealer! In addition to the service entries there are a further nine Ford stamps in the body and paint record confirming the car has been maintained and checked strictly within Ford Service guidelines. The cambelt, V-belt and water pump are documented in the history file as being changed in December 2017 at 18,937 miles. A further large history folder is neatly presented with corresponding Ford Main Dealer service invoices as well as every MOT certificate from the first in 2009. Mr Kimberlin has even kept the previous tax discs! Two sets of Ford remote keys are present. Look no further for a perfectly preserved and highly collectable Focus ST225 with the pinnacle credentials, presented and performing exactly as Ford intended. Do not miss out and regret missing out when prices inevitably escalate!
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