Aston Martin: You Better Not Sell Your Valkyrie Build Slot

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer has made it very clear the automaker does not want customers selling their reserved spot for the Valkyrie hypercar.

With just 150 units to be built, demand for the Valkyrie will almost certainly exceed availability. It would make sense for one of the lucky few who has one of the cars reserved to sell their build slot to make a quick buck, but Aston strongly advises against doing so.

First reported by Autocar, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer replied to a tweet on Twitter in regards to someone trying to sell their Valkyrie spot. According to Palmer, if the company identifies who is trying to flip, they will lose the car. If they do manage to flip the car, then they will never get another special Aston Martin model.

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Palmer also said any customer who defies them will be barred from ever buying another special edition Aston Martin ever again. We imagine that means you’d be blacklisted from not only hypercars like the Valkyrie, but limited-run models such as the Vantage AMR Pro and Rapide AMR Pro.

I doubt they have a slot, but if they do and we identify who flipped, they lose the car. If they flip, then they never get another special.

— Andy Palmer (@AndyatAston) July 4, 2017

[Source: Autocar]

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A build slot was listed for sale through PistonHeads by Dubai-based dealership Knight International, which is what prompted Palmer’s reply. The executive seems doubtful Knight actually has a Valkyrie build slot, but considering the dealer also has a Pagani Zonda R, Ferrari FXX-K and Gumpert Apollo N in stock, it seems possible they actually have a Valkyrie reserved. At least they did before this happened.

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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