For a automotive that’s not speculated to have been bought for 2 years after it was bought, this Ford GT, ceaselessly often called John Cena’s GT, has been bought extra in just a bit over that point interval than most vehicles will ever be of their total lifespan.
When Ford determined to relaunch their supercar, the GT, as an ultra-limited manufacturing mannequin, they didn’t promote it the best way some other automotive had been bought earlier than or since. For a standard automotive, you go into the vendor and purchase one, simple as that. For some limited-volume supercars, it’s extra difficult. A mysterious course of the place how lots of the model’s vehicles you’ve purchased earlier than can put you greater on the checklist for the following one.
Ford held open auditions for the GT, requesting a video and a resume and mainly had a talent-show-like course of the place they reviewed all the submissions to resolve who would get to purchase the primary (initially 500) vehicles. They acquired greater than 6,000 applications.
A part of the unusual course of was an settlement that you just couldn’t promote the automotive for 2 years after you obtain it. To stop flipping for revenue.
Wrestler and actor John Cena famously didn’t look ahead to that point to lapse. Promoting his lower than a month after receiving it in September of 2017. Ford sued Cena and the public sale home, with a settlement with Cena coming later the following yr. The public sale home, Mecum, agreed to not promote any extra GTs from their unique house owners earlier than the time was up.
However whereas that go well with was in progress, Cena’s GT bought once more. The second proprietor reportedly had again issues, and couldn’t drive the automotive. At this level, the automotive went to public sale once more, in August 2018, with simply 600 miles on the odometer.
Simply days after that public sale, the automotive was up on the market once more. It was set for public sale in October 2018 and bought for the fourth time. Shedding cash every of these occasions. It was set on the market for a fifth time in Could of this yr, however was withdrawn from that public sale.
Now it’s up on the market once more. The sixth time it’s been listed, however because it didn’t hit the block final time we’ll name it the fifth sale. With simply 635 miles on the odometer. Once more with Mecum, on the firm’s Kissimmee public sale in January. This GT, which you’ll spot by the VIN ending in 77, has seen a really fascinating life. Possibly it would finally discover a car-ever house, with an proprietor who will put some miles on it.