Sunday, April 12, 2015

5k: Modern Art: 2013 Ford Focus ST by Galpin

Famous psychedelic poster artist Peter Max Finkelstein is quoted as saying:  I never know what I'm going to put on the canvas. The canvas paints itself. I'm just the middleman.  The same can be said about buying a used custom car -- I don't know where this car is going to end up, I'm just driving it until the next sucker guy buys it from me.  Celebrate your artistic side by buying this 2013 Ford Focus ST Ecoboost 2L 6 Speed Manual currently here on eBay bidding for $17,001 reserve-not-met with 4 days to go, from Galpin Motors located in North Hills, CA.

This Focus was customized by the artists at Galpin Auto Sports who are known for their outrageous Pimp My Ride style customs that appear at the annual SEMA (Silicone, Energydrinks, Machines, and Ass) show held in Las Vegas.  The last GAS customized car we featured was a Volvo S60 T6 that was a few years old and offered for $32k, so expect the reserve on this one to be pretty high. 

 Under the hood is a 2.0 liter Ford EcoBoost inline-4 that is turbocharged and intercooled to produce 252 horsepower and 270 ft-lbs of torque.  Expect a few more with the cat back exhaust and even more if you are willing to tune the ECU. 

A stock Focus ST features sport seats with body colored inserts and stitching, plus a few extra gauges and faux carbon fiber trim, but this one has been turned up to 11 with custom GAS interior touches to match the LOOK AT ME exterior. 

See a street car with a bigger rear wing?


  1. All that and three mismatched seats to go along with it.

    A fool and his money........

  2. Good lord, I saw an S2000 with a wing on it this size on the road today.

  3. The blue side is nice. I am planning on replacing the sail on my laser and that wing might do the trick.

  4. There would be nothing more pathetic than my 41-year-old ass driving this. Maybe I could get a flat- billed Monster Energy drink hat and a neck tattoo to cover up my age.

    1. Yeah, no way.

      While I was cleaning my garage, this thing sold for money I'd actually have paid if it had been close enough to check out in person:

      The ultimate '50s period piece

      I had a chance many years ago to buy three of these - a Premiere convertible, hardtop, and sedan, all running, none a disaster though some better than others - for a total less than this. I utterly fell in love with the damn things then - just that year.

    2. Ooo Whee. Nice Capri! But what the heck are those weird clear tubes running into the package tray behind the rear seat?

    3. those my friend are the AC ducts.50's cars equipped with AC(about 5%) had the blower in the trunk.


Commenting Commandments:
I. Thou Shalt Not write anything your mother would not appreciate reading.
II. Thou Shalt Not post as anonymous unless you are posting from mobile and have technical issues. Use name/url when posting and pick something Urazmus B Jokin, Ben Dover. Sir Edmund Hillary Clint don't matter. Just pick a nom de plume and stick with it.
III. Honor thy own links by using <a href ="http://www.linkgoeshere"> description of your link </a>
IV. Remember the formatting tricks <i>italics</i> and <b> bold </b>
V. Thou Shalt Not commit spam.
VI. To embed images: use [image src="" width="400px"/]. Limit images to no wider than 400 pixels in width. No more than one image per comment please.