With the original Ford Focus RS having been out of production for some time now it is starting to become a problem for owners to find some of the spares they need to keep their prode and joy on the road. Now there’s a new source for genuine Mk1 RS spares as the National Clearance Centre has bought around £1 million of Focus parts that were previously held by Ford.
The National Clearance Centre, operated by Salisbury-based Foray Motor Group, specialises in obscure and slow moving parts for older Ford cars, vans, and commercials with some dating back to the 1980s.
Now they’ve got a warehouse full of fast wearning parts, such as brake components, steering racks, rear springs and exhaust manifolds. They’ve also got some of the rarer parts, such as the RS’s unique body quarter panels and the Quaiffe differential.
“The RS has a very distinct following and the limited number made by Ford means that they are keenly sought in the used market,” explained Howard Jenkins, aftersales director for Foray, which operates 10 Ford dealerships in the west of England.
“Owners will want to use original Ford parts wherever possible to ensure the originality of their cars and we pioneered the online sale of parts across the world through our NCC several years ago.
“We have a very experienced online sales team who can dispatch parts from our total of £10 million of Ford stock swiftly to anywhere in the world. If it’s an RS or any obscure Ford part people want, our parts department is the first place to start a search.”