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John Cena Ford GT to be auctioned — again: Here comes owner No. 4

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The saga of the 2017

Ford GT

that was famously and briefly owned by John Cena and subject to a lawsuit from


over flipping the car for a profit has become the automotive equivalent of a hot potato, heading once again to the


block, this time

in Dallas at Mecum

in October.


last heard about this GT

, which is stamped with the VIN number 77 for the year of Cena’s birth, last month. Auctioneer Russo and Steele confirmed the


sold for $1.4 million during its


Car Week auction on Aug. 25. Since then, if records are accurate, it’s picked up exactly 1 mile on the odometer, which now reads



It’s not clear what the minimum bid is for the upcoming Dallas auction, which takes place Oct. 3-6.


left a message Friday with a Mecum spokeswoman.

Ford sued Cena

late last year for flipping the car for a profit shortly after he bought it for $466,376.50, citing its clause barring any sale of the first 500 models for two years. The two sides later

settled the case

for an undisclosed amount.

The infamous Liquid Blue GT comes with a mid-mounted twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 rated at 647 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque, with a top speed of 216 mph. It has a carbon fiber monocoque with an integrated steel roll cage and an aluminum substructure.

A Russo and Steele spokesman said the firm had to ensure it was free and clear of any litigation prior to its sale at Monterey last month, so the latest seller might be eager to flip it before that 2-year window expires and the other

Ford GTs

begin hitting the market.

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