While the Ford Focus is still in production – at least until next year, when the long-running model is slated to be discontinued – it has been gone from the U.S. for far longer. Thus, Americans interested in picking up a nice Focus must resort to the used market, or perhaps snag a nice, lower-mile ST or even the red-hot RS from collector car auctions, where we’re starting to see quite a few of them surface for sale. However. one thing we haven’t seen is a brand new 2002 Ford Focus that’s never been registered, nor one that has any sort of serious mileage showing on the odometer – at least until now.
That’s because this 2002 Ford Focus with a mere 117 miles on the clock has just been listed for sale by Centsible Auto Sales in Kalispell, Montana, though its history is a bit more interesting than most economy cars out there. The seller notes that this particular Focus was originally delivered to Rygg Ford, but once that dealership went out of business, it proceeded to sit around for a whopping 20 years – unsold, unregistered, and largely undriven, it seems.
It’s unclear why this 2002 Ford Focus wasn’t liquidated along with most of Rygg’s remaining inventory, but the seller acquired it as part of a large lot of vehicles recently, and somehow, it still looks brand new, inside and out. As one might imagine, it has been listed for sale with a higher price tag than its original sticker, however – $20,000 – though the seller notes that they’re open to offers.
As for what that outlay of cash gets the new owner, this Focus is a pretty bare bones LX four-door sedan equipped with the 2.0L I-4 powerplant churning out a mere 110 horsepower, coupled with a five-speed manual transmission, cloth seats, and not a whole lot else. But for anyone looking for perhaps the most collectible non-ST, SVT, or RS Focus out there, this certainly looks to be the one.