This Is Apparently What Happened To That Ford Focus RS That Drifted Into A Mountain (Update: Same Shit, Different Car)

Photo Credit: 74 Auto Salvage

Remember those first heady weeks when the Ford Focus RS started showing up on the road? Blue rockethatches, bright and innocent, right up until that one dude drift-moded his way into the side of a mountain. Apparently this is what that car looks like now. (Update: different car, dude!)

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The reason we’re seeing this thing is that it’s up for sale. It’s on eBay in romantic Sikeston, Missouri of all places, listed at 74 Auto Salvage. There’s a lot that doesn’t look like how we last saw it. The wheels are different, there’s a hole cut out of the hood and a fender is gone.

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The gigantic dent on the passenger side of the car matches up, so it looks legit.

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The other side, un-hit, looks totally fine.

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Bidding at the moment has the thing at $23,700. That seems a little high for me, but maybe there’s a little bit of cache for having one of the most (in)famous Fords of recent years.

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If you missed the original story, some driver on a New York ST Owners Club cruise in September of last year took some rural mountain turn, presumably with a head full of drift mode dreams.

It was our first realization (of many) that drift mode will not turn you into a driving god.

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UPDATE: Eagle-eyed readers noted that the NY mountain crash car had a moonroof, whereas this car does not. So, this is just one of presumably quite a sizable population of wrecked FoRSes. The hunt for the NY mountain car remains on. Keep those eyes peeled, y’all.

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(Hat tip to Zach!)

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