Ford is Suing John Cena for Selling His GT

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

Ford took a page out of Ferrari’s book with its GT supercar.

The automaker had customers send in applications to buy the limited-run supercar, and also made them sign a contract vowing not to flip the vehicle for a profit following their purchase. One of the lucky few who Ford deemed important enough to receive a GT was John Cena, and now the WWE star has landed himself in hot water after breaking said contract.

According to Detroit ABC affiliate WXYZ, Cena is being sued by Ford after selling his $400,000+ GT. Cena was contractually obligated to keep the vehicle for at least two years after purchasing it, but he instead flipped it for a significant profit soon after taking delivery, Ford alleges.

“Mr Cena has unfairly made a large profit from the unauthorized resale flip of the vehicle, and Ford has suffered additional damages and losses, including, but not limited to, loss of brand value, ambassador activity, and customer goodwill due to the improper sale.”

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Ford is seeking the profits from the sale, in addition to further damages. Cena apparently sold the vehicle to liquidate some cash in order to pay property bills, so it doesn’t seem as though he purchased the vehicle with the intention of making money off of it. In a statement, Cena said sorry to Ford and said he wanted to resolve the issue with the automaker.

“I completely understand and as stated am willing to work with Ford to make it right,” he said.

“My sincerest apologies.”

Late last month, Cena posted a video to YouTube as part of his running ‘Auto Geek’ series showing viewers the ins and outs of his newly acquired Ford GT, which you can watch below.

[Source: WXYZ]

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Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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  • Noe Japan Noe Japan on Dec 02, 2017

    Not really much of a story A legal contract is a legal contract and when signed / agreed thats the end of it .... Its just a shame that nonsense like this goes on - trust Ford wins though its just a total waste of money due to the knucklehead not reading what he was agreeing to when buying the car

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    • Noe Japan Noe Japan on Dec 03, 2017

      Maybe. My feeling though is its just all a shame. If he'd have read the contract then there wouldn't be this 'dispute' The dispute is really only to the advantage of the lawyers whom then over charge .... they and all their legal bloated costs are the ones that drive up the costs ultimately for me and you on most things Oh well. Enjoy your evening