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40 Legend Lime '05 convertibles built," says Tom, and alhough he loved his new car, it didn't stay stock for long.

A mere month later, Tom attended the Fabulous Fords Forever car show at Knotfs Berry Farm. By then, he had already added SLP Loudmouths, green neons underneath, and a slew of interior upgrades. "There were only 23 '05 Mustangs there," and Tom's was one of only two in Legend Lime. The rest, as they say, is history.

Tom met a group of Legend Lime owners on, and they quickly formed the Legend Lime Registry ( Now over 680

members strong, the Registry also includes Lime Gold classics; we even saw a Legend Lime Fox-body tribute car on the list.

Armed with an imagination and a theme, Tom has spent the last five years transforming his GT into a show-winning machine. He had graphics added by Rock & Roll Custom Paint and Yvonne Mecialis (www.yvonne, a Trufiber carbon fiber hood, a 3dCarbon body kit, and a slew of interior, exterior, and underhood alterations, including 20-inch NC Forged chrome wheels with BFGoodrich g-Forge rubber.

In May 200B, Tom decided to take his GT from a show queen to a muscle Mustang.

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He had Eric Cheney of Huntington Beach, California, add a Paxton Novi 2200 supercharger, twin Ford GT fuel pumps, 39-lb/hr FRPP injectors, and a Meziere electric water pump. Said mods boosted the output to 420 rwhp and 398 lb-ft of torque, spurring a Brembo four-piston front caliper upgrade, as well as a Steeda adjustable Panhard bar. Since then, Alex Mackenzie of Mackenzie's Mustang Supply of Palm Springs, California, has applied custom paint to the rearend and driveshaft.

Over the top? Maybe for some, but Tom has created a one-of-a-kind showpiece that is not only honoring the Ponies of the past, but also forging a legacy of its own.

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