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John Cena, sued by Ford for selling this vehicle

06 December 2017, 12:33 | Myron Mathis

John Cena, sued by Ford for selling this vehicle

Ford Sues John Cena for selling Ford GT weeks after getting

Cena paid just north of $466,000 for a liquid blue coupe with "Dark Energy" interior and then sold it for a profit less than a month later breaking a clause in the contract with Ford that required him to own the vehicle for at least two years.

Ford had the luxury of being able to pick and choose who it wanted to sell a GT to, and it only gave the green light to rich and/or famous individuals who had prior relationships with Ford cars or a massive affinity for the brand - and could prove it. John Cena, in the position he is, was judged a flawless "ambassador" for the vehicle and for Ford.

Ford had utterly insane amounts of interest in the third-generation hypercar, so much that it made prospective buyers send in applications as to why they would be the kind of brand ambassadors Ford wanted driving their halo auto.

Supercar manufacturers like Porsche, Ferrari, and Aston Martin have similarly begun cracking down on these profiteers, and often won't sell such buyers new cars again.

However, it seems that the wrestler violated the purchase contract that stipulated that he was not entitled to sell the supercar for at least two years after buying it. But it's all gone a bit Pete Tong.


According to the lawsuit, Cena told the company he sold the auto, along with other property, to pay bills.

Ford wants restitution for that profit, for "damages and losses, including, but not limited to, loss of brand value, ambassador activity, and customer goodwill due to the improper sale", and for attorney and court costs.

Cena says he's looking to work with Ford to set the situation right.

Ford are seeking all the profit Cena made from the auto plus damages amounting to around £55,000 ($75k). Despite an annual income from wrestling alone of around £6 million.



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