Hollywood: Stars' Cars

It was one of those slow afternoons in a Beverly Hills auto showroom, and Burt Sugarman, 28, the smoothly pompadoured proprietor, noodled at his desk. In the window reclined a long, low, old-fashioned jobbie with running boards, bicycle fenders and blindingly chromed supercharger exhausts curling out of the hood. Suddenly, an ill-clad geek with long hair popped into the shop. Sonny Buono, of Sonny and Cher, pointed at the glittery relic and asked: "What's that?" "Excalibur," replied Sugarman. "I'll take it," chirped Sonny.

The two-seater Excalibur, custom-made in Milwaukee, is a fiber-glass replica...

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