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007 Aston Martin at Şah Marketplace

Shoppers at a Catalköy supermarket have been shaken and stirred by a classic Aston Martin like 007’s.

Şah Marketplace owner Ali Şah gave himself licence to thrill by displaying the DB5 “luxury grand tourer” he has owned since 1984 – the same model that has featured in every James Bond film from 1964 to the latest release, Spectre.

Mr Şah, who tantalised by having the car under wraps in the entrance to the store for a week before unveiling it, said he had decided to create a “James Bond concept” after seeing the success of the new film.

The global box office smash has been a hit with TRNC audiences too, with the November 6 premiere a sell-out at cinemas across the country.

The Aston Martin DB, one of just 1,023 built between 1963 and 1965, has been described as the “world’s most popular car” and was named after Sir David Brown, the head of the carmaker from 1947 to 1972.

Mr Şah said he had aimed to provide a “different and amusing attraction” for shoppers, some of whom are classic car enthusiasts.

“Since we unveiled the car, a lot of people have been looking at it in awe, as most have never seen the real thing just the ones in the movies and have been having their photograph taken beside it.”

He added: “We are still not sure when to remove the car, as it has been such a successful marketing idea.”

By Yasemin Gulpinar for Cyprus Today

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At the age of ten Sophia moved from Sweden in 1998 and has since lived in several locations around the world including Spain, and has been residing in North Cyprus for four years now. Her educational background is in marketing, hotel management and real estate, and she now works as a real estate agent and is editor in chief for New Cyprus Magazine. If you any questions for Sophia, please write to: sophia@newcyprusmagazine.com.