Ford Sues John Cena For Selling His 2017 GT Supercar For Profit

WWE superstar and actor John Cena is facing the wrath of Ford, after selling his $500,000 2017 GT supercar before his contract allowed it to.

A copy of the lawsuit, posted on WXYZ, explains that the 40-year old man was supposed to hold on to the exotic machine made in Michigan for two years, but he ended up selling it shortly after taking delivery, and for a huge profit too.

“After being selected from thousands of applicants for the opportunity to purchase the Ford GT, Mr. Cena flipped his vehicle shortly after taking delivery of it, despite his agreement with Ford to maintain ownership of the vehicle for 24 months”, is written in the nature of the action of the lawsuit.

“Upon information and belief, 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 goodwill due to the improper sale.”

Cena is charged with Breach of Contract, Fraud, Silent Fraud, Innocent Misrepresentation, and Unjust Enrichment by Ford, which are willing to close an eye on the illegal transaction if the professional wrestler hands them over the profits from selling the GT, in addition to other expenses.

To his excuse, John Cena admitted of selling the Ford GT, along with other property, to pay some bills, admitting that “I completely understand and as stated am willing to work with Ford to make it right. My sincerest apologies.”

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  • ctk4949

    How much did he sell it for??

    • Belthronding Tinuviel

      it seems more than 500.000 USD.

  • LJ

    You Can’t Sue Me!

    • TheHake

      To the tune of Queen’s “You don’t fool me”…

  • fabri99

    Well, they made a deal and he didn’t respect it. An idiotic deal, but still.

    • Ameer Hassan Tajaldeen

      all his fans will buy GM from now on

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    If you bought a $500,000 car and signed a contract to not sell it but sold it because you “needed money” to “pay some bills”, perhaps you shouldn’t have bought a half million dollar car in the first place. You signed, you deserve to be sued.

    • Jim Ragland

      Preach it!

    • Mitt Zombie

      I doubt he needs the money. He just wanted a profit on this loud collectable car he can barely fit in.

    • donald seymour

      I’m going to give him grace and hopes that he is okay financially.

  • Dre Andre

    2017 Ford GT is made in Canada (Markham, Ontario), not Michigan, USA. Made In CANADA.

    • Dariush

      i know rhe body is 100% canadian, but most parts are made in usa and its assembled in canada…id say is a north American car 😉

    • TheHake

      Is that a bad thing?

  • StrangerGP

    They actually used the word ‘flipped’? XD

  • TB

    ….what bills does John Cena need to pay….???? Seriously???

    • Auf Wiedersehen

      I had a Porsche finance guy tell me once, as we talked about me not being the typical Porsche customer, “most people who appear to be worth lots of money, usually have no money.” People like Cena and Mayweather for example, spend it faster than they can make it so the appearance and assumption is they have it, when they likely do not. All their “worth” is in debt and they get loans based upon who they are and not their ability to repay like the rest of us. They keep up the appearance and lifestyle right up to the time they are flat broke without a pot to piss in. And before anyone says, “He could pay CASH for it DUDE!”, if they are using cash to buy this kind of stuff, well…that’s a whole ‘nother kind of stupid. Especially KNOWING you can’t make any profit on your $500k, for 2 years.

      That’s why I made the comment above. If you needed to sell a half million dollar car to “pay bills”, buying a half million dollar car in the first place was not a wise choice, but, not your biggest problem. Then there’s the idea he’s acting naive and wanted to make a chunk and was hoping Ford wouldn’t actually do anything. Forgiveness is easier than permission kind of thing.

      • TB

        Well thought out…!

      • jtothada

        Why couldn’t he just look at it as an investment and easy flip. Why do we always assume someone is broke or need the money. if I purchased that car for 500k and someones trying to give me 750k for it I’m selling it too

        • donald seymour

          I believe you and @[email protected]:disqus have valid points. The thing is that we really don’t know the totality of the situation to make a clear judgement on his finances. I hope and wish him all the well.

        • Nordschleife

          Well he could have done it as an easy flip but whether he needed the money or not it would be foolish to break a contract and hope that there would be no repercussions behind that.

        • Auf Wiedersehen

          In this case he was in breach of a contract he signed so selling is was not wise in the first place. And saying he needed to sell the car and some personal items to “pay bills” doesn’t exactly scream, I have plenty of cash to pay my bills. Especially for a celeb/famous person presumably doing/done well for themselves.

  • Enter Ranting

    Did translation software write this article?

  • Mitt Zombie

    Tesla model 3’s have even stricter contracts.

    It says they can brick your car with software updates if you sell it in the first 2 years.

    • Leconte Dave

      Wtf?

    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

      Source please.

  • Nordschleife

    Lets not assume we know what John Cena bank account looks like. John Cena has to abide to a contract so I doubt he sold his car to make a profit to now how to give that profit to Ford.

  • Frank

    These type of people do not know how to handle their money, they should be broke AF.

    This guy is an idiot.

  • Boris

    When he is in court he should tell ” You cant see me” and run away.

  • karmat

    I bet he got the “official” sale price with a small profit that he would be more than happy to hand over to Ford, but maybe there was a cash or bitcoin payment on the side? Pure speculation…that would be dishonest so I’m sure it wouldn’t have happened that way.

  • Bullitt2605

    You knowingly sign a contract. You knowingly violate the contract. You get sued. Any questions?

  • GobbleUp

    The car is MEH anyway. Horrible sound.

  • KareKakk

    …”The wrath of Ford”; now that’s a movie I would like to see. Not sure about the script yet though…

  • Knotmyrealname

    Greedy knob.

  • Skydis

    Not siding with Cena or anything, but Ford says it damages their brand image and all but are willing to overlook it if he hands over the profits. They just want the money, they couldn’t care less about “loss of brand value, ambassador activity, and goodwill due to the improper sale.”

    • donald seymour

      No, they care about the integrity of the matter. Ford could care less about one resale. It is all about branding.

      • Skydis

        Then why look the other way when they receive the profits?

      • Blackwater

        Nope. It’s about the $$$$$

    • TheBelltower

      How much could ford make by suing Cena? It’s not for the money. The reason they are doing this, and the reason that it’s been publicized in the news, is to show the world that they are taking the “Ferrari” approach to enhance the value of the GT. This may all just be a PR ruse, and Cena may or may not actually be in hot water.

      • Blackwater

        Yeah, well Enzo told the Duce to take a hike 50 some odd years ago.

        A Ford, no matter how dolled up it is, will never be a Ferrari.

    • Blackwater

      Exactly.

  • SteersUright

    Good on Ford to prosecute and stop the speculator flippers out there that drive up costs for cool cars and keep them in garages rather than actually driving them.

    • Blackwater

      Uh huh. Sure.

      I doubt Ford’s little contract is enforceable. At least not in the United States.

  • Vassilis

    Good!

  • Blackwater

    Not sure that Ford can enforce this bullshit “contract”.

    Who ever heard of a company selling you something, then telling you that you can’t sell it yourself whenever.

    Now if they had GIVEN him the car under the agreement he had to keep it so long…..

    But I doubt this ludicrous “contract” is enforceable.

    At best they can refuse to sell him another ridiculously expensive “specialty” car, and maybe get him blackballed with other manufacturers who are picky about who they sell to.

    With dealer franchise laws being what they are, Ford didn’t actually sell the car anyway. Whatever dealer the car was delivered through did.

    This makes Ford look sad and petty.

  • surfshop

    Thats a dumb contract,

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