Ford is taking John Cena to court after the WWE Superstar sold a $500,000 Ford GT, TMZ Sports reported Thursday.
He might have ruled the wrestling ring and be one of the top new-age action movie stars, but John Cena has been body-slammed by Ford after he sold his auto.
The GT is, of course, highly desirable, but Ford doesn't want to see owners buy and flip the auto to make a profit of it when that money could've been theirs-hence the two-years-of-ownership clause.
When supercar makers deliver a new rare and expensive model to the market - like the McLaren P1 or Ferrari LaFerrari - they go to a lot of trouble to ensure buyers are real aficionados who will love and cherish their new auto. This was done to prevent buyers from gobbling up the cars to simply flip them for a profit. But it's all gone a bit Pete Tong.
It better have been a seriously big payout, because Ford is now seeking £370,000 for Cena's breach-of-contract.
Ford called Cena a few days later when it heard about the sale, and said Cena copped to the flip.
It seems Cena took delivery of his vehicle in September, but sold it just a month later for an undisclosed - and we must assume fairly significant - profit. Ford specified a 24-month ownership period as a minimum to qualify for a GT purchase.
However, Ford claims, soon after receiving the vehicle, Cena flipped it for a big profit.
Ford wants damages of over $75.000 because the brand's reputation has suffered as a result of the athlete's irresponsible actions. Cena is all good guy image and while he broke a contract, we aren't sure that suing a good guy celebrity is going to help Ford's image.
It seems it doesn't pay to mess with the Blue Oval.