Hubba, hubba, hubba…. Ford Motor Company is set to celebrate 50 years of one of their most celebrated cars by bringing it to the Empire State Building’s 86th floor observatory, where visitors will be able to join in the festivities on April 16-17, during the time of the 2014 New York Auto Show.
That car is the all-new 2015 Mustang convertible, and will coincide with the global celebration of the Mustang’s debut at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City half a century ago.
“New York is one of the greatest cities, and it’s the place where the Ford Mustang story began 50 years ago,” said Mark Fields, FoMoCo’s chief operating officer. “We’re thrilled to be visiting the architectural landmark that has been the heart of the Manhattan skyline for 83 years with the newest generation of the car that is the soul of Ford Motor Company.”
The Mustang will be taken up 86 stories above Midtown Manhattan, which will require the elevators for help since no portable crane can reach the 86th floor observatory.
“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 measures of its new elevators and doors before cutting up the car.”