Ford to offer 50th anniversary Mustang
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: The new 2015 Mustang convertible is viewed on top of the observation deck at the Empire State Building in honor of 50 years of the Ford Mustang on April 16, 2014 in New York City. In 1965 a prototype Ford Mustang convertible made its way to the top of the observation deck. This time the iconic American car had to be brought up in parts and assembled on location. The Mustang will be on display for two days in celebration of the kick-off of the 2014 New York International Auto Show. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: Workers assemble the 50th Anniversary 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible before the unveiling it at The Empire State Building on April 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
Tourists look at the 2015 Ford Mustang convertible is revealed at the top of the Empire State Building in New York, April 16, 2014. Fifty years ago, Ford Motors debuted its iconic Mustang at the 1964 World's Fair in New York City. To mark the occasion, the car company cut up one of its new cars into three pieces and reassembled it on the top of the Empire State building. In honor of the anniversary, the company has taken a prototype of the 2015 Mustang, cut into even more piece than the original 1964 car and ferried it to the top of the second largest building in the city. The newest model will be on display to visitors on April 16 and 17. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
Apr. 16, 2014 11:05 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) - 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 when the Mustang first went on sale.
The automaker is also celebrating the anniversary of the Mustang in New York, where the car was first displayed at the 1964 World's Fair.
It's displaying a Mustang on the 86th floor observation deck of the Empire State Building. It's the first time that has been done since 1965, when Ford put a Mustang convertible there.
This time, it's repeating the stunt with a bright yellow 2015 Mustang convertible.
The car had to be broken down for the ride up the building's elevators and reassembled late at night, when the deck is closed to visitors. It will be on display until Friday.
The 50 Year Limited Edition models 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 also showing the Limited Edition at the New York auto show, which begins this week. Pricing wasn't announced. The Mustang's starting price in 1964: $2,300.