Ford Is Suing John Cena For Flipping His New GT Within Weeks Of Ownership

      Which, because of the GT contract everyone has to sign, is super illegal.

      3y ago

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      So you buy a new Ford GT. Awesome and congratulations! You've made yourself a damn good living. To be able to afford the hottest new supercar out there is an impressive acheivement. John Cena is one of these individuals. He's been paid handsomely for having gigantic muscles and body slamming people. He took delivery of his GT in October. He even made a YouTube video about it.

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      Problem is that the new GT came/comes with MANY stipulations. One such stipulation being that you cannot resell the car within a 24 month span after delivery. Ford did this becuase of their brand strategy for the car. Back when the Ford GT was announced, everyone that might be able to afford one put their name in the proverbial hat. Ford then hand picked those that would get one based on car history (perhaps owning a GT in the past), brandability of that person, influence, and a multitude of other things. Cena, being the massive star he is, got one. Ford was surely thinking that he would be an excellent brand ambassador for them and the GT itself.

      Well, they were kind of correct. He did make that video above about the car, which has now hit nearly 600,000 views, which is quite good. But Cena actually sold the car which was a big time no no. Because of this, Ford is suing him.

      Ford said in it's lawsuit, "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 customer goodwill due to the improper sale."

      Cena did have a brief response, stating, "I completely understand and as stated am willing to work with Ford to make it right. My sincerest apologies." While we don't have a copy of the contract, Cena is pretty boned here. Car flipping is hugely profitable and a really crummy practice in the world of autos. Personally, I'd never do it. But then again, I truly love cars.

      That can't be said for others.

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      Comments (14)

      • Can we just agree to say Sell and not Flip cos it's click-baitey as fuck.

          3 years ago
        • To flip it means to sell with profit which he did. So, no, we can't.

            3 years ago
        • Whilst true, in the case of this title, it should have been more clear as I too made the mistake of thinking he literally flipped the car on its roof, not a sales flip.

            3 years ago
      • Tough shit Ford. You sold it, it’s no longer your property. If manufacturers don’t want anyone selling these cars then they should only lease them without a purchase option. Otherwise GFY

          3 years ago
      • "Car flipping", I thought he had done a Hammond.

          3 years ago
      • Lmao

        Next ford is gonna go.e out as gay

          3 years ago
      • I like the way the interior switches look just like the Ford Focus. Continuity

          3 years ago

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