As hard as it might be to believe, the story of John Cena’s 2017 Ford GT continues almost 18 months after Ford sued the wrestler for flipping the car. In May, the car will cross the auction block courtesy of Mecum Auctions.
Cena sold his GT shortly after taking delivery towards the end of 2017. Last year, it was revealed that Cena sold the supercar to a 78-year-old Californian farmer who was an avid Ford fan. The farmer is thought to have owned the GT for roughly eight months before he decided to part ways with it and sell it through a Russo and Steele auction in August 2018.
Unsurprisingly, the car sold for $1.54 million, almost three times its base price but incredibly, the third owner parted ways with it just a month later. The fourth owner purchased it for $1.32 million at a Mecum sale in Dallas last October.
This Ford has been handed around a lot…
Fast forward to May 2019 and the car will be sold yet again and will soon find its fifth owner. Making the story all the more interesting is that it will be sold once again by Mecum Auctions.
If you’re a keen Carscoops reader, you may remember that Ford and Mecum reached a settlement in January that bars the auction company from selling any new Ford GTs within the first two years of their existence. This settlement reportedly also means Mecum can’t sell any Ford GT, even if it’s not owned by the original purchaser that’s subject to the vehicle’s controversial ownership agreement and must consult Ford for any “downstream purchaser” who acquires a GT from it.
With this in mind, it’s unclear how Mecum can sell Cena’s former GT yet again without feeling the wrath of Ford.
We’re still looking into this story, and will update as soon as we find out more.