Fifty years after debuting one of the world’s most popular cars, Ford is marking the milestone by revealing a Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition. Created to honour five decades of Mustang heritage, only 1,964 examples of the 50 Year Limited Edition will ever be built when it goes on sale later this year.
There is so much pomp and circumstance surrounding this event that Ford has decided to pull out all the stops and put one of these cars for display on the 86th floor observation deck of the world famous Empire State Building in New York, USA on April 16-17. To get the car to the top of the Empire State building, a crane was not an option due to the towering height of the skyscraper and neither was a helicopter delivery due to the proximity of other tall buildings. So Ford has assembled a crew to strategically cut the car, dismantle it and reassemble it like a giant jigsaw puzzle once it is on the observation deck.
Based on the all new 2015 Mustang GT fastback with performance pack, customers of the 50 Year Limited Edition will have the choice of two exclusive colours, Wimbledon White and Kona Blue, and a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
Bill Ford, Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company, commented, “When Mustang was approved for development more than 50 years ago, I don’t think anyone imagined it would spawn such a dedicated base of fans around the world and still be in production today. We are thrilled to be here in New York, where Mustang was first shown to the public at the 1964 World’s Fair, to re-create that historic event for today’s Mustang enthusiasts.”