Though it was designed to be an affordable and economical method of transportation, the Ford Focus also spawned quite a few performance variants, which are beginning to receive more interest in the collector car market, years after that model was discontinued in the U.S. In recent months, we’ve seen quite a few nice Focus models hit the auction block, including an 11k-mile 2002 SES, a 15k-mile 2003 ZX3, and a 25k-mile 2003 SVT, to name just a few. Now, this 2004 Ford Focus SVT has popped up for sale at Cars & Bids, giving interested customers another chance to score a pretty sweet hot hatch.
This 2004 Ford Focus SVT is another pristine find, one with just 41,500 original miles on the clock that’s unmodified and sporting few flaws, other than the typical scratches, stone chips, and interior wear. It’s also quite rare, as Ford made just 1,079 units in total, and this one is number 417, a fact confirmed by the included Special Vehicle Team certificate of authenticity.
Otherwise, all of the original Ford Focus SVT goodies are present and accounted for, including unique 17-inch six-spoke wheels, SVT-specific engine tuning and suspension upgrades, a body kit, and fog lights. Inside the cabin, the new owner will enjoy amenities such as a six-disc CD changer, air conditioning, cruise control, and power accessories.
Power comes from Ford’s Zetec 2.0L I-4 engine, which in this guise was factory-rated to produce 170 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque, which flows to the front wheels via a proper six-speed manual transmission. In fantastic shape with no mods and few flaws to note, it stands to reason that this rare ride will attract plenty of interest at auction over the coming days, too.