Classic 1971 Ford Falcon with 32 axe dents fetches a record $400,000 at auction

Classic 1971 Ford Falcon with 32 axe dents fetches a record $400,000 at auction – and it doesn’t even have an engine

  • A 1971 Ford Falcon missing an engine has fetched for a whopping $400,000
  • The collectible, based in Melbourne, was sold after an online auction last week
  • The car was idle in a farm shed for decades and had been attacked by an axe
  • The new owners will have to fork out an estimated $200,000 to make it driveable

A beaten-up 1971 classic Ford Falcon with 32 axe dents and no engine has fetched a whopping $400,000.

The car was salvaged from a farm shed in Melbourne and listed for auction on Grays online last week, with bidding rapidly reaching $350,000.    

Despite attracting vast interest, it failed to hit

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France’s 5G frequency block auction fetches 2.8 billion euros

The first block of 5G frequencies has been auctioned off in France for nearly 2.8 billion euros, with the country’s biggest operator Orange taking the biggest share. Other companies who participated in the auction included Bouygues Telecom, SFR and Free.

The national telecom regulator Arcep had put 11 unused frequency ‘blocks’ on sale. These frequencies will be reserved for the fifth generation network services. The 5G networks, which are up to 100 times faster than the existing 4G network, are expected to roll out in some of the French cities by the end of 2020.

Thanks to its lightning fast data transfer speeds, it is expected to usher in new technological applications such as self-driving cars, IoT (internet of things) devices and remote surgery applications.

The French operators had already paid 350 million euros each for 50 megahertz of spectrum on the available frequency bands. “This was a successful auction,

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