Cars Ford sues John Cena for reselling his 2017 GT

18:39  07 december  2017
18:39  07 december  2017 Source:   motor1

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Ford is suing John Cena for selling his 2017 GT supercar. The contract, designed to discourage opportunistic buyers from driving up GT values by quickly reselling the in-demand vehicle for a profit, stipulates that new Ford GTs cannot be resold for two years.

And this contract explicitly prohibited Cena from reselling for 24 months, designating Cena took delivery of the car on September 23, 2017 , yet Ford learned that he sold it on October 20 It would seem, to me, that suing John Cena would damage the brand more than John Cena selling a Ford GT .

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Back when deliveries of the new Ford GT started, professional wrestler John Cena was pictured with an example of the supercar. No one was quite 100 percent sure that was his car because in the footage, which was filmed at a Ford dealership, he seemed to deliberately mention 'a' Ford GT instead of calling it his. 

Well, it turns out our sixth-sense observation had all the precision of a Mustang leaving a crowded car show. It was Cena’s car – we know because apparently he’s already sold it and now Ford is allegedly taking him to court.

Apparently when a car 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.

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A report from WXYZ-TV in Detroit says Ford Motor Company has filed a lawsuit against wrestler and actor John Cena for flipping his Ford GT supercar. Source: WXYZ-TV. John Cena 2017 Ford GT .

Wrestler John Cena was one of the 500 lucky ones who got one, but he quickly sold the car afterwards. Per the lawsuit, Ford made the rules on reselling the 2017 GT extra clear to its buyers at numerous times during the purchase process.

In this case, it seems Cena was also contractually obligated to keep the Ford GT for two years before selling. WXYZ TV in Detroit has reported that the lawsuit initiated by Ford claims Cena sold the car for a 'large profit from the unauthorised resale flip…' and that Ford 'suffered additional damages and losses…'.

Among those losses claimed in the suit are brand value, ambassador activity and customer goodwill.

John Cena 2017 Ford GT © Motor1.com UK John Cena 2017 Ford GT As for Cena, according to the report he’s apologetic and wants to work with Ford to make it right. WXYZ, however, has a copy of the lawsuit, which suggests he’s actually not being very cooperative. Hence the legal action.

Of course, the big question people probably have now is, why did he sell it? We’ve seen his video series where he proclaims to be a car geek, and he sure seemed excited over the new GT. The report says he sold the car for cash to pay expenses, but wouldn’t it make more sense to sell other expensive cars in his notable fleet – ones that he wasn’t contractually obligated to keep?

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Back in October, we learned professional wrestler John Cena had taken delivery of a new 2017 Ford GT . If you’re familiar with Ford GT sales, you’ll know that any applicant chosen by Ford must sign a contract saying the buyer won’t resell the car for at Well, Cena sold his , and now, Ford is suing him.

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In the lawsuit, Ford makes several mentions of Cena reaping a large profit on the sale, but that number is never disclosed. Could he have just been too tempted by an offer he couldn’t refuse?

It better have been a seriously big payout, because Ford is now seeking £370,000 for Cena’s breach-of-contract.

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