Credit: Original article published by Classic Cars Journal.
Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this 2002 Ford Focus SVT.
“This Focus SVT two-door hatchback was resprayed in its factory-correct SVT Blue Metallic in 2019,” the listing states. “Features include aftermarket headlights, fog lamps, a Blue Ox towing frame up front, and a tow hitch in the rear. A stainless steel cat-back Borla exhaust system was added along with a stainless steel downpipe. The seller notes the original catalytic converter is still installed.”
It rides on graphite-colored 17-inch MSW by OZ aluminum wheels.
This Ford Focus SVT features heated Recaro front bucket seats and a rear bench seat reupholstered in blue and black leather. The blue and black theme extends to the door panels. Amenities include air conditioning, and an infotainment system with a seven-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth, a backup camera and navigation.
The 2.0-liter DOHC Zetec inline-four engine was rebuilt within the last 5,000 miles by Dove Racing LLC. Service on the engine included honing the cylinder bores, replacement of the main and rod bearings, a valve job, and replacement of the water pump, and radiator. A rebuilt Getrag six-speed manual transmission sends power to the front wheels.
During refurbishment the steering rack, A-arms, front struts and coil springs, and rear shock absorbers were all replaced. Further service included replacing the brake calipers, pads, and the Brake Performance front and rear rotors.
A clear Texas title in the seller’s name, service records and flat-tow equipment are included with the sale of this Ford. The digital odometer reads 151,310 miles, which is in line with the mileage shown on the CARFAX report.
The CARFAX report shows evidence of an accident in 2012 involving damage to the front of the vehicle. This vehicle passed a Texas safety inspection in December 2021.
This Ford Focus’ auction ends on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at 12:40 p.m. (MST)
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