Mustang Marks 50 Years with Empire State Building Display

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Mustang Marks 50 Years with Empire State Building Display
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Ford is celebrating the birthday of one of its most famous cars by cutting it into pieces. 

The American company is keeping to tradition for the 50th birthday of the iconic Mustang, taking it to the same spot that the car sat 50 years ago: the 86th floor of the Empire State Building. A new 2015 Mustang Convertible will be on display on the observation deck of the Empire State Building on April 16 and 17, for a total of 54 hours. And getting the car up isn’t so simple.

Just like when the original Mustang was shown off on the 86th floor in 1965, the car is going to have to be disassembled and fit into specially crafted racks that fit in the building’s elevators. “Like all good craftsmen, our team is measuring twice and cutting once to make sure we can get this Mustang up in the elevators,” said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. “Like the team that did this in 1965, the current crew visited the Empire State Building before starting and took careful measurements of its new elevators and doors before cutting up the car.”

Once all of the bits are taken up the building, the team responsible for putting the car back together will have six hours to do so.

The original Mustang was revealed to the world on the evening of April, 16 1964 at the New York World’s fair.

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  • tommorofski

    1965 … wasn’t that last year?

  • chris

    Well first of all the 50th anniversary of the Mustang happened with the 2014 model. Ford can do what they want with their cars, but they have no control over time. My 2014 is the 50th anniversary model. Sorry ford