As many of you know, the Ford Mustang celebrated its 50th anniversary recently and to commemorate the last 50 years, Ford celebrated in the same way it did with the very first Ford Mustang convertible: the put the 2015 Ford Mustang convertible on top of the Empire State Building. It’s sitting on the 86th floor observation deck to be exact.
As a country, we may be more technologically advanced than what we were 50 years ago, but the Mustang had to make its way to the top just like it did 50 years ago; on the only freight elevator. In order to do this, it had to be cut in precise measurements to make sure it would fit on the elevator and then be rebuilt when it reached the top.
From the videos below, those of us at Shults Ford of Harmarville can see what a time consuming and difficult project this was. This Michigan-based company built a mockup of the freight elevator, and then practiced the cuts on a second pre-production Ford Mustang convertible. They were ready when it came time to make the cuts on the Mustang being taken to the top.
The result certainly is astounding! What better way to celebrate the past 50 years of greatness?