Ford marks 50th anniversary of the Mustang

Ford unveils the 2015 Mustang atop of the

Ford unveils the 2015 Mustang atop of the Empire State Building. (Credit: Chopper 12)

NEW YORK - On this date in 1964, Ford Motor Co. unveiled its new Mustang model at the New York World's Fair, five days before the fair's official opening.

To mark the anniversary, Ford put a 2015 Mustang Convertible on the observation deck of the Empire State Building. The car had to be disassembled into six pieces and then carried to the 86th floor observation deck, where it was put back together overnight.

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Ford is building a limited-edition Mustang GT to honor the pony car's 50th anniversary.

The company will only build 1,964 special cars, honoring the year the Mustang first went on sale.
    
The 50 Year Limited Edition will come in one of the two colors of Ford's logo: white or blue. Buyers can choose a manual or automatic transmission.
    
There are special chrome highlights around the grille, windows and tail lights. The Limited Edition will also be the only 2015 Mustang with a faux gas cap badge on the rear, where the original cap sat.
    
Limited Edition cars will be among the first built when 2015 Mustang production begins later this year.
    
Ford is showing the Limited Edition at the New York auto show, which begins this week. Pricing wasn't announced.

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