Back in December we reported that Ford had sued celebrity and ex-WWE wrestler John Cena for flipping his brand-new Ford GT for a quick profit. Originally, there’s nothing that odd about selling one’s new car even after just 30 days of ownership — but Ford’s intent was to keep the new-generation GT owners’ club an exclusive one: Hopeful buyers had to apply for a chance to buy the car, and they would not be able to sell the vehicle in less than two years. At least that was Ford’s plan.
According to Ford, Cena bought the car for $466,376.50 and reportedly sold it near-immediately for “a handsome profit.” A lawsuit for “damages and losses, including, but not limited to, loss of brand value, ambassador activity, and customer goodwill due to the improper sale” resulted.
Now, Cena claims the vehicle’s purchase paperwork he signed never mentioned anything about the don’t-flip-it-for-two-years clause. TMZ is reporting that court documents detail there wasn’t any no-resale clause in the final paperwork. As a result, Cena is asking for the judge to throw the case out.
Cena’s trademark finishing move as a wrestler was the Attitude Adjustment, which it looks like he’s now trying on Ford. We’ll be following the process.