Video: How Ford Will Build a Mustang on the Empire State Building

Following confirmation that Ford will bring a 2015 Ford Mustang GT Convertible to the top of the Empire State Building to celebrate the car’s 50th anniversary, the manufacturer has released the following video describing how such a feat will be achieved.


The car will be cut into six pieces because each component has to fit into the elevators in the Empire State Building. The car has been painted in bright yellow and while the Mustang GT Convertible isn’t entirely production-spec, when it is fully assembled it will look identical.

This stunt was of course first achieved in 1965 when Ford cut up a Mustang convertible prototype and transported it up the elevators to the observation deck. The car was then pieced back together on the 86th floor and the same thing will be done today.

While speaking about the upcoming feat, Ford chief operating officer Mark Fields said, “New York is one of the greatest cities in the world, and it’s the place where the Ford Mustang story began 50 years ago. 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.”

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