Ford is gearing up to celebrate the Mustang's 50th anniversary by announcing plans to display the 2015 Mustang Convertible at the Empire State Building’s observatory.

Ford is gearing up to celebrate the Mustang's 50th anniversary by announcing plans to display the 2015 Mustang Convertible at the Empire State Building’s observatory.

Since cranes and helicopters can't transport the car to the 86th floor, Ford will cut the Mustang into pieces and then transport it up through the elevators. This is no small feat as the 2015 Mustang is seven inches longer and four inches wider than the original Mustang Convertible prototype which made the journey 49 years ago. To further complicate matters, technicians will have less than six hours to reassemble the car so it is ready to be displayed on April 16th at 8 a.m.

According to Mustang chief engineer Dave Pericak, "Like all good craftsmen, our team is measuring twice and cutting once to make sure we can get this Mustang up in the elevators." He added, "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.”

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