Ford is suing actor and WWE wrestler John Cena of selling his new Ford GT within weeks of taking possession of the auto, which goes against the terms and conditions Ford says he signed up for when he purchased the vehicle. Well, pro wrestler John Cena sold his, and now, Ford is suing him. The ex-WWE wrestler is alleged to have later texted Ford, "I completely understand and as stated am willing to work with you and Ford to make it right".
At the end of the lawsuit, it's noted that Ford has requested the court to "order that Mr. Cena must disgorge his profits to Ford from the improper resale of his 2017 Ford GT".
Ford will ultimately need to set out the amount of damages it wants to claim back from Cena, and according to an analysis on Road & Track, that might not be so easy.
"The case looks cut and dried", Lehto told R&T.
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Cena took delivery of his auto September 23, 2017, signing a contract that explicitly said he understood "being selected for the opportunity to purchase this vehicle is non-transferable and [that he agrees] not to sell the vehicle within the first 24 months of delivery".
"Most people who are unfamiliar with contracts like that don't think they'll hold up but they will".
The Ford GT was very hard to purchase, not only did you have to have the money to afford the vehicle, you also had to get Ford to agree to allow you the right to purchase the ride.
Ford had utterly insane amounts of interest in the third-generation hypercar, so much that it made prospective buyers send in applications as to why they would be the kind of brand ambassadors Ford wanted driving their halo vehicle.