How to put a Mustang on the Empire State building
Want to drop Ford’s drop-top pony car on the 82nd floor? Here’s how
Posted: 22 Apr 2014
Practice. Preferably more than once
Because the project was only given the official thumbs-up six weeks before the big build, the Ford team, and partners DST Industries (the same people that put the ’64 Mustang convertible there 50 years ago) got just one dry run at the factory in Dearborn, Michigan.
During the build, they noticed that windscreens could be a bit… smashy. Luckily, it was one of the few parts that could be brought as a spare, so two extras were packed. Despite Top Gear’s best efforts, neither had to be used.