John Cena’s Ford GT Not Being Auctioned Off for a Change
The saga of John Cena’s 2017 Ford GT has taken more unnecessary and inexplicable twists and turns than the Charlotte/Becky Lynch/Ronda Rousey storyline.
Following a January settlement between Ford Motor Company and Mecum Auctions that forbade the latter from selling any Ford GT within the first two years of original ownership, the well-traveled Liquid Blue Ford GT once-upon-a-time owned by John Cena was listed as being one of the cars offered at May’s Mecum Indianapolis auction.
However, according to Jalopnik, the listing has since gone 404 and the John Cena Ford GT appears to be in the wind once more. A Mecum spokesperson told the website that the consignment was indeed pulled, but it has not yet been revealed whether this was the result of a seller decision or an effect of the Mecum/Ford settlement.
Had it gone to auction, this would mark the eighth time that Cena’s Ford GT has changed hands since he originally purchased it in September 2017. Cena was sued by Ford for breaking the two-year ownership mandate that he signed as part of taking delivery of the GT, and the two parties ultimately settled out of court.
With the first batch of Ford GT supercars delivered in Q3 and Q4 2017, it’s only a matter of months before the GT can be purchased legally at auction. With resale prices to this point consistently in the seven-figure range, you’d hope that anyone who plunks down more than a million bucks on a car would plan to enjoy it in some capacity. However, if the Cena GT is any indication, it could also turn into a chess piece that just kind of gets moved around the board a bunch.
News Source: Jalopnik