Living: Autos That Make the Statusphere

A $60,000 replicar can get you there in no time

"I've had four Ex-es." burbles Phyllis Diller, "and I wouldn't be without one. It's my Ex I love." Comedienne Diller is not celebrating postmarital reruns.

She is lauding her sleek, faithful, potent Excalibur, which to anyone not hopelessly besotted with Arthurian lore means an automobile. Not just any automobile, but one of the classiest, flashiest chariots to make the scene since the fall of Rome.

Only 280 of these imperial vehicles are handmade each year in Milwaukee and anyone with $27,200 in cash and as...

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