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WATCH: How Ford will park Mustang on top of Empire State Building for second time

Engineers at the motor company will repeat their 1965 feat with a modern twist by chopping up a 2015 GT 5.0 convertible and reassembling it on the 86th floor observation deck of the iconic skyscraper ahead of the 2014 New York International Auto Show.

Ford famously parked a Mustang on the top of the Empire State Building in 1965.

The car giant is set to repeat the incredible feat again this week – and has produced an astonishing video detailing exactly how it will happen.

Engineers have already painstakingly "chopped up" the yellow 2015 GT 5.0 convertible in preparation for its early Wednesday morning ascent.

The six segments are each small enough to fit inside the iconic skyscraper’s elevator, which will take them 1,224-feet up to the observation deck.

When the platform closes at 2 a.m., they will spend five hours putting the muscle car back together.

The Mustang will then be on display for two days, in time for the kick-off of the 2014 New York International Auto Show, before being taken apart and returned back down.

Mustang program manager Prakash Patel said the stunt, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the flagship motor, had been complicated to organize.

"The car is actually bigger, longer and wider than what it was in 1965," he said.

"Remember, the Empire State Building is exactly how it was 50 years ago so we have a significant challenge," he added.

With the elevators only 36 inches wide, the team built mock-ups to make sure the parts would fit.

They also included a custom bottom frame to bolt the segments onto, to make it look as if it had never been sawn apart in the first place.

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