Ford suing John Cena for selling his GT

Carla Harmon
December 6, 2017

Remember how Ford hand-picked its buyers for the $450,000-plus Ford GT supercar?

The whole situation is kind of kooky, considering Cena's auto collection numbers roughly 22 cars, one of them a 2006 Ford GT.

"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". But assuming the $500,000 auto was truly sold for $460,000, it's going to be hard for Ford to prove a case of him "making a large profit". Apparently when a auto company builds a very limited-run machine and hand-picks people from a long list of applicants to get one, it's generally good taste to keep it for a while.

The ex-WWE wrestler is alleged to have later texted Ford, "I completely understand and as stated, I'm willing to work with you and Ford to make it right". WXYZ, however, has a copy of the lawsuit, which suggests he's actually not being very cooperative.

Of course, the big question people probably have now is, why did he sell it?

Cena's YouTube series Auto Geeks makes a point of telling the story behind each one of his cars; we're surprised this is the story he wants to tell about his 2017 Ford GT.

Ford also claims that it contacted Cena to try to settle the matter out of court, but got the cold shoulder - hence the legal mess that has followed. Cena says that the auto was sold "along with other assets to liquidate for cash to take care of expenses". Could he have just been too tempted by an offer he couldn't refuse? The auto - which TMZ Sports reported was worth $500,000 - breaks the rule of a contract Cena signed with the company.

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