BOURBONNAIS, IL – In April, the Ford Mustang will celebrate 50 years of continuous production. The Mustang was unveiled at the worlds fair in New York City in 1964 and this year Ford will recreate that experience with the 2015 Ford Mustang. The 2015 Ford Mustang has been traveling the auto show circuit having started at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this past January.
“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,” said Mark Fields, Ford 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 get the 2015 Mustang to the 86th floor observatory deck will be no easy task. The Empire State building was built in 1931, at the time was the tallest building, and the designers had no intentions of needing to place a car on the roof. In 1964, the first go around, the Mustang was cut into three parts, carried to the top via elevator and then reassembled on the roof. The 2015 Mustang is nearly seven inches longer and four inches wider than its ancestor, making the task of transporting it up even more challenging. Working from computer engineering data, team members preparing the display car have found just the right places to make the cuts so everything can be loaded onto custom-made racks that can be rolled into the elevators.
Visitors to the Empire State Building observation deck can see the new Mustang convertible from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m., April 16-17.
If you’d like to check out the current Ford Mustang model, stop by our Bourbonnais area Ford dealership! We have a great selection of New Ford Cars, New Ford Trucks, and Pre-owned Cars for sale – all of which have great technology features! So stop on by and let us help you into a vehicle you’ll love.
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