8,900 MILES





Service History









When it comes to Fast Fords, there are few badges that convey as much significance and heritage as the RS500 moniker. Ford’s Ralley Sport models have always been at the top of the performance tree, with the original RS500 Sierra Cosworth’s dominating touring car racing the world over in the late 80s. So, when Ford saw fit to equip its swansong model for the MK2 Focus RS with the same legendary title, it was clear this was to be a very special vehicle indeed.

Only 500 individually numbered examples were produced worldwide, with just 101 available on UK shores. Instantly recognisable from the factory-applied matt black foil-wrap, each one features a more powerful version of the standard 2.5-litre turbocharged Duratec unit, which raises power from 305 to 350PS. This hike in performance comes from a significantly larger air-to-air intercooler to improve cooling; a larger air box for increased airflow; a larger diameter exhaust downpipe and an uprated fuel pump, along with updated software calibration. These upgrades were developed by Ford TeamRS in partnership with Ford-approved tuning partner Mountune Performance.

The limited production run and exclusivity of this model makes it an increasingly desirable option for Ford fans and collectors alike. Add in a low mileage of only 8900 miles from new, just two former enthusiast keepers and every single factory extra from new and this stunning example presents an outstanding opportunity to secure one of these true modern classics.

For the past 8 years, since 2015, this example has been stored and cared for by our in-house team at Automotive Addiction, who has held the car as part of an extensive collection for the previous owner. Now it is for sale, it has also undergone our extensive preparation process to ensure every inch of the vehicle is as immaculate as possible, ready for the new owner to cherish as they see fit either in their own coveted collection or by using the car’s elevated performance.

As clean on the original underside as it is on top, it also benefits from a fresh foil-wrap that has been completed by vehicle wrapping experts Blueprint in Nottingham only 1,600miles ago. This has eliminated any defects that can often be found in the original factory applied foil-wraps, making this ultra-rare example even better than new.

Coming with a complete Ford main dealer service history, including a recent cambelt change, as well as unrivalled flawless condition and preparation, this is truly a machine for the serious collector.

Please watch our walkaround video, which includes more information on this RS500’s highlight features including its underside condition and how it sounds. Contact us without delay if you wish to discuss this vehicle or secure it with a deposit.


  • 2 Previous Keepers: Previous RS-fanatic Keeper since 2015 (8-Year Ownership)


  • 1 of 101 U.K Cars (500-Worldwide): Collectable Investment with the Provenance & Condition of this RS500


  • £1,250 of Factory Optional Extras (Every Single Factory Optional Extra from New for the U.K Market)
  • Viper Security Package (£900)


  • Standard Unmodified Example: Completely Unmolested
  • Underside in Excellent Original Condition: Any Inspection Welcome
  • Foil-Wrap in Excellent Condition: Any Inspection Welcome


  • Full Ford Main-Dealer Service History with one Specialist Service
  • Major Service Completed (Cambelt, Water Pump & Auxiliary Belt)
  • Recent Service at Ford Main-Dealer: Clean Bill of Health


  • All Ford Main-Dealer Service Invoices Documented Since 2015
  • All MOT Certificates Documented Since New (Never had an Advisory or Fail)
  • Purchase Invoice Documented (05/2015 on 4,179miles)


  • RS500 ‘Foil-Touch-Up’ Pack Present that were supplied with all RS500’s when new
  • RS500 Owners Supplement & Quick Guide Documented
  • Ford RS Original Handbooks & Continental Tyre Kit Present


  • Foil-Wrap replaced by Blueprint Nottingham 1,600-miles ago
  • R55 *** (RS) Private Plate is included in the sale


  • 2 FORD Keys & MOT until July 2023
  • Matt-Black Foil Special Paint Finish has been cleansed in our Detailing Studio, along with steam clean treatment to the underside & engine bay (RRP £1,200)
  • Touchscreen DVD Navigation & Audio System (£1,250):
    • Ford Satellite Navigation System (DVD Based)
    • 7inch Colour Touchscreen Display (opposed to 6-CD Audio System)
    • Rear-View Reverse Camera
    • Traffic Information
    • RS500 specific Matt-Black finish to Touchscreen Display
  • 1 of 101 U.K Cars (1 of 500 Worldwide) Limited Production Run Model
  • 142/500 Build Number with Unique RS500 Metal Plaque on Centre Console


  • Matt-Black ‘Foil-Wrap’ Special Paint Finish (RS500’s are painted Panther Black Metallic underneath the foil wrap)
  • Panther Black Metallic 19inch RS 15-Spoke 8.5J Alloy Wheels
  • Brake Calipers finished in Red with Metal RS Plaque
  • RS500 Badge on Tailgate


  • RS500 Mountune MP350 Performance Package:
    • *Performance Package Engineered in Partnership with Ford-Approved Tuning Partner – Mountune Racing
    • 350PS & 460NM via Revised Engine ECU Calibration (+45PS/20NM more than a ‘Standard’ Focus RS & 0.5 seconds faster 0-60mph)
    • RS500 70mm Larger Hi-Flow Downpipe
    • RS500 Uprated Intercooler
    • RS500 Uprated Fuel Pump
    • RS500 Hi-Flow Airbox with RS500 Badge


  • Recaro RS Shell Bucket Seats: Black Dynamica with Leather Side Bolsters
  • RS500 Red Interior Stitching to Full Leather Trim, Steering Wheel, Door Trim, Gear Lever Gaitor and on the Floor Matts (opposed to blue stitching on standard RS)
  • RS500 Gearknob with Red H-Pattern
  • RS500 Unique Carbon-Effect finish to Radio Surround & Centre Console Inlays with a distinct RS Pattern


  • Luxury Package 2:
    • Ford KeyFree System: Keyless Entry/Exit & Start
    • Electric Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control with Air-Conditioning (DEATC)
    • Rear Parking Sensors
    • Automatic Headlights & Rain-Sensing Wipers
    • Automatic Dimming Rear View Mirror
    • Tyre Deflation Detection System
    • Sony Premium Sound System: 8 Speakers


  • Bluetooth Hands-Free system with USB Port:
    • USB/IPod Connectivity
    • Bluetooth Mobile Phone Connectivity
    • Voice Control System
    • Auxiliary Connection


  • 2.5L Duratec 5-Cylinder Turbo Engine: 350PS & 460NM
  • Quaife Helical ATB Mechanical Limited-Slip Front Differential (LSD)
  • 6-Speed Short-Shift Manual Gearbox
  • 165mph Top Speed
  • 0-60mph in 5.4 Seconds
  • 336mm Ventilated Front Brake Discs with Upgraded Calipers
  • RevoKnuckle Independent Front Assembly (Reduced Torque-Steer)
  • RS Sports Suspension with Upgraded Rear Anti-Roll Bar
  • Rear Independent Control Blade Multi-Link System
  • RS BodyStyling: Flared Front & Rear Wheel Arches with Specific RS Bumpers
  • RS Performance Aerodynamic Rear Spoiler
  • RS Performance Vented Bonnet
  • RS Performance Twin-Tip Exhaust System


  • Bi-Xenon Headlights
  • Power-Folding Door Mirrors with Puddle Lights
  • Quickclear Heated Windscreen & Washer Jets
  • ‘Ford Power’ Engine Keyless Start Button
  • Binnacle Mounted Gauges: Oil Temperature, Oil Pressure & Boost Pressure
  • Electronic Steering Settings: Comfort, Standard & Sport
  • Recaro-Style Sculpted Rear Seats: Split Folding
  • RS Door Entry Sill Plates
  • Rear Privacy Glass; Dark-Tinted


  • RS Floor Matts
  • Air Conditioning
  • Leather Doorcard Centre’s
  • Leather Gearshift & Handbrake Gaiter
  • Continental Tyre Repair Kit
  • Front Fog Lights
  • Centre Armrest: Sliding
  • Interior MAP Lights
  • On-Board Computer
  • Thatcham Alarm System
  • Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Viper Security Package: Ford Focus RS Specific (£900):
    • Viper 120DB Alarm Siren
    • Viper LCD 2-Way Remote with 2,000-foot Range & Remote Engine Start upgrade
    • Viper 2-Way Remote has built in Ford Firmware and is used as the vehicle key to arm/disarm the alarm and Immobiliser system
    • Ford OBD Port immobilisation (to combat key cloning)
    • Dual Motion & Impact Sensor with upgraded Glass Break & Tilt Sensor
    • Fitted by Secure my Car
  • 03/2011 (0mls) FORD Manchester (Pre-Delivery-Inspection)
  • 04/2012 (1,625mls) FORD Batley (Engine Service w/Inspection)
  • 09/2012 (2,633mls) FORD Batley (Engine, Air Filter & Pollen Filter Service w/Inspection)
  • 05/2015 (4,179mls) Purchase by Previous Keeper (Original Invoice & Advert Documented)
  • 05/2015 (4,200mls) FORD Specialist (Engine Service)
  • 06/2015 (4,300mls) Secure My Car (Viper Security Package Upgrade)
  • 04/2016 (6,189mls) FORD Shifnal (Engine, Air Filter & Spark Plug Service w/Inspection)
  • 08/2017 (7,281mls) RS500 Specialist: Blueprint Nottingham (Foil-Wrap replaced in Avery Black: £2,000 – picture documented on USB-Drive)
  • 04/2018 (7,546mls) FORD Shifnal (Engine Service)
  • 07/2020 (8,416mls) FORD Wombourne (Engine, Brake Fluid & Air Filter Service w/Inspection)
  • 02/2021 (8,573mls) FORD Specialist: Automotive Addiction (Genuine FORD Battery Fitted)
  • 03/2021 (8,683mls) FORD Wombourne (Cambelt, Water Pump & Auxiliary Belt Replacement w/Coolant Service)
  • 06/2022 (8,870mls) FORD Wombourne (Engine, Air Filter & Air Conditioning Service)


Servicing carried out in accordance with Ford’s Schedule up to 12k miles.

**Please note that Automotive Addiction have maintained and stored this RS500 in our unit since 2015, being one-piece of a private collection for one of our closest clients. We can describe its history in complete confidence.

Foil-Wrap: In As-New Condition as you would expect from us for the mileage since its Foil-Wrap replacement.

  • Foil-Wrap was replaced 1,600-miles ago by Blueprint Nottingham, as a result the condition is absolutely perfect. It is well-known that the original 3M foil-wrap the RS500 left the factory with was to a poor standard, replacement being the best option to satisfy the finish demanded by enthusiasts
  • Paintwork underneath the foil-wrap is Factory Original on the entire vehicle, with no evidence of non-factory paintwork after rigorous inspection by our in-house professional detailers with a Paint Depth Gauge, displaying consistent Microns readings of paint thickness on every body panel. Be rest assured this is an RS that had led a life free of damage, verified by us as Professional Detailers.
  • No Dents, Scratches or Abrasions present on ANY Body Panels
  • Areas that are prone to Stone Chips are in exceptional condition such as; Front End, Rear Arches & Sideskirts. We are struggling to find fault; we cannot find even ONE stone chip to report after rigorous inspection by our in-house professional detailers. Without doubt the best condition 13-year-old vehicle we have ever offered.
  • No marks on any of the exterior black plastics
  • No marks on the top of the rear bumper from loading items into the boot
  • No cracks, damage, or stone chips to the windscreen
  • No scuffs under the front bumper or side skirts
  • No rust to any areas of the vehicle including wheel arches


We are pedantic with our condition reports for complete transparency to any potential buyers. Presented as you would expect from a respected Detailing Centre.


Underside & Running-Gear:

  • The Underside is in Original Condition (un-restored)
  • The Underside is in Excellent Condition (as can be seen by our imagery) with no waxoil or underseal masking the true condition of this RS500, only being driven on dry days, and being stored in Automotive Addiction’s dry unit when not being used.
  • No issues with any common problems such as oil filter housing, ABS sensor wiring, worn suspension or control arm bushes like lesser examples
  • Any Inspection Welcome


Wheels, Tyres & Brakes:

  • 19inch Focus RS500 Wheels are in Perfect Condition with No Kerb Marks, Blemishes, Stone Chips or Swirl Marks
  • Continental ContiSportContact Tyres (Factory Fitted to RS500); Fronts are on 7.1mm & Rears on 6.6mm of tread (For reference new tyres are 7.5mm)
  • Front Discs are 5% & Pads are 5% Worn
  • Rear Discs are 5% & Pads are 5% Worn
  • RS 500 Brake Calipers are in Perfect Condition
  • Brake Discs are in excellent condition, with no warping/squeaking issues like lesser examples


Interior: In AS-New Condition. It would be no exaggeration to state that the interior is as close to new condition as possible.

  • RS Recaro Bucket Seats are in Perfect Condition including the Dynamica seat bases & Leather seat bolsters which are known to wear on lesser examples
  • Plastics on the back of the seats are in Perfect Condition with no marks
  • Leather Steering Wheel is in Perfect Condition
  • Roof Lining & Doorcards are in Perfect Condition
  • Boot Plastics & RS Floor Matts are in Perfect Condition
  • Rear Seats are in Perfect Condition, genuinely looks like no-one has ever sat on them
  • All Other Control Buttons & Trims are in near Perfect Condition


We have performed a deep cleanse to the Matt-Black Foil Special Paint Finish in our Detailing Studio, along with steam clean treatment to the underside and engine compartment. This RS500 would be suitable for even the most avid enthusiasts. 

We like to give our honest & professional opinion; the condition of this vehicle would represent a 2,000mls example or less WITHOUT exaggeration. You won’t find a better condition used RS500 matching this mileage on the Market today.









We offer everything from paint protection treatments to tuning modifications, styling upgrades and aftermarket security systems and a wide range of retrofitted manufacturer options. These options are all installed in-house. Read on to find out more about how we can turn your vision into reality.

Paint Protection

Protect your vehicle’s pristine paint finish with a choice of pre-collection protection treatments: liquid ceramic coating and durable paint protection film


Keep thieves at bay and your new purchase safe and secure with professionally installed TASSA-approved immobilisation and thatcham-approved tracking systems


Add extra performance or a personal touch with our extensive range of modification options. Mild or wild, we make your vision a reality


Digital Gauge Retrofit

Tailor the specification of your new vehicle any way you want it with our host of OEM retrofit options installed with factory finish and functionality.


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