John Cena Buys Fancy Car, Sells It, Gets Sued by Ford

Ford says Cena agreed to keep car for 2 years but sold it after weeks for 'large profit'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 2, 2017 2:24 PM CST
John Cena Buys Fancy Car, Sells It, Gets Sued by Ford
John Cena proclaims his love for his $460,000 2017 Ford GT--shortly before allegedly flipping it for a profit and earning himself a lawsuit from its maker.   (YouTube)

John Cena is being sued by Ford for allegedly selling his new 2017 Ford GT too soon after buying it for $460,000, the Washington Post reports. According to Jalopnik, approximately 7,000 people applied for a chance to buy the limited-edition supercar, and Cena was one of 500 selected to purchase it. In its lawsuit—filed Thursday in Michigan—Ford says it "reserves these unique vehicles for only those individuals who truly desire a special ownership experience, such as ... individuals who will be influencers and ambassadors of the vehicle and the Ford brand." Cena seemingly fit the bill, filming a YouTube video touting the wonders of the Ford GT. But the lawsuit claims the wrestler and actor broke contract with Ford when he turned around and flipped his GT for a profit.

As part of the process to buy the GT, Cena had to agree multiple times to maintain ownership of it for at least two years. But the lawsuit claims he sold it Oct. 20—less than a month after receiving it—and in doing so caused Ford "loss of brand value, ambassador activity, and customer goodwill." The lawsuit states Cena admitted to selling the car "for cash to take care of expenses" and said he would "make it right" but has not yet done so. Ford claims Cena "made a large profit" on the sale of the car and is seeking whatever he sold it for plus damages, TMZ reports. Those damages are said to exceed $75,000. (More John Cena stories.)

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