Cena violates Ford’s agreement, which states that owners must keep their GTs at least two years before selling them.
John Cena and the Ford Motor Company both have one thing in common: they’re both large entities that you don’t really want to mess with. However, the former WWE star and the American auto giant have gotten into a courtroom clash that could outline the future of how auto companies deal with supercar flippers. WXYZ Detroit has dug up a lawsuit against Cena filed by FoMoCo in the US District Court in Michigan regarding the wrestling star’s Ford GT.
As a well-known enthusiast of American muscle and the host of his own automotive show on YouTube, Cena was one of the lucky few applicants who was awarded the right to buy the rare American supercar. He met all the criteria Ford outlined for their ideal GT owner and signed the contract, which included a stipulation asking buyers to not sell their GTs for at least two years after taking delivery. Ford did this so that the car would go to true enthusiasts and not just investors. Not only did Cena turn around and sell his half-million dollar supercar just weeks after he got it, but he apparently made a hefty profit on it. In the eyes of the law, that’s a big no-no. Ford’s statement outlines the situation clearly.
The lawsuit reads, "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." Cena didn’t deny what he did to Ford, stating that he needed to sell it off to cover other expenses. "I completely understand and as stated am willing to work with Ford to make it right. My sincerest apologies," Cena replied to Ford. A quick peak at his Auto Geek YouTube channel shows that Cena got to put a few miles on his GT and make a review on the car before getting rid of it, meaning he’s at least not committing the ultimate sin of treating the car entirely like an investment.