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For Sale: 2005 Ford Focus WRC Winner

Submitted by on February 6, 2015

2005 Ford Focus WRC Winner

Images via Silverstone Auctions

With two World Rally Championship seasons under its belt and two World Rally wins to its name, this is an impressive piece of machinery with a great racing history. You’ll be able to make it your own when it heads to auction at Silverstone Auctions’ upcoming 2015 Race Retro Classic Car Sale in February.

Run by the works Ford World Rally Team in 2004 and 2005, the car scored five top-ten finishes at the hands of Markko Martin in 2004. Two of these, Corsica and Catalunya, were outright wins.

After their successful 2004 season, the Ford World Rally kept the car on board and upgraded it to 2005 specification, claiming another three top-ten finishes in 2005.

The car then sold directly from the works team to its current owner, Steve Perez. Perez has claimed his fair share of rally glory, winning the VTRDA Rally Title twice as well as international rallies around the world in a variety of racing machinery. He used the car in national rallying in the United Kingdom from 2006 to 2009, claiming outright wins on the way to winning the national championship, as well as several international rallies in the car.

2005 Ford Focus WRC Winner

In 2009 he retired the car, putting it on display until 2014 when he sent it to M-Sport, who have operated the works Ford Rally Team since ’97 and who were responsible for it in period, for a full rebuild. At this time he returned it to its original works livery as it was when it won in Catalunya in 2004.

Today the car is as it was in 2005, and represents a rare and exciting opportunity to hop into a genuine works World Rally Championship rally winner. It’ll head to auction at Silverstone Auctions’ Race Retro Classic Car sale over the 21st and 22nd of February, 2015, and is expected to fetch in the range of £: 180,000 – 200,000. Hit this link to Silverstone Auctions’ official site for more information.


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