The Blue Oval doesn't take to kindly to GTs being flipped.
A brand new Ford GT has been listed for auction, but the sale could land the current owner in hot water with the manufacturer.
As has been well documented, buying the latest edition of Ford's halo car is a difficult process. After a lengthy application and vetting process, successful applicants then have the pleasure of spending at least £519,995 (UK price) on their new car.
It's that tricky application process and the anticipated long delivery times that led to Ford implementing a sell-on clause with each sale to stop the car being flipped for profit, but we've already seen examples of the classic being flouted.
Late last year it was reported that professional wrestler and actor John Cena was being sued by Ford for selling his GT. The company claimed that Cena sold the car for a 'large profit from the unauthorised resale flip…' and that it 'suffered additional damages and losses…' as a result. Among those losses claimed in the suit were brand value, ambassador activity and customer goodwill. Ford ended up seeking £370,000 for Cena’s breach-of-contract.
Now another GT has come up for sale. This time the 48th car built, with just seven miles on the clock has become available.
The auction listing hasn't gone unnoticed by Ford, who told Motor Authority that it was now looking into the matter. 'We are aware of this situation and looking into it, however Ford does not comment on individual customer matters,' said Ford spokesman Matt Leaver. 'What we can say is that all Ford GT customers sign contracts, which include an agreement not to sell the car for at least two years.'
What isn't known is if the new car is being sold to raise money for charity. If it is, there's a possibility Ford could let the matter slide, but if it's a private seller looking for profit, they could find themselves in trouble.