Forget King Kong – in New York this week there’s been something far more interesting exposed to the elements at the top of the Empire State Building.

A bright yellow Ford Mustang convertible was this week taken 1000 feet up onto the observation deck on the 86th floor of New York’s tallest building as part of the Mustang’s 50th anniversary, recreating a stunt first undertaken by Ford in 1965.

As you can imagine, getting it up there is no mean feat. Six weeks of planning were needed, and Ford enlisted the services of Michigan firm DST Industries, the company also responsible for getting the Mustang up the building in 1965.