One of America's most genuine kooks, Phyllis Diller, passed earlier today at the decidedly serious age of 95. Diller was a very funny woman who cultivated a certain bizarre, disheveled look, and it's nice to know that she made sure her cars had a similar over-the-top look. Hence her love of that most unloved of over-the-top cars, the Excalibur.
Diller's favorite car, an Excalibur, of course, was customized with power steering to prevent massacres, and had its original, smallish headlamps replaced with what she calls "Gangster Lights."
She'll be missed, especially as one of the very few people who seem to be the right fit for an Excalibur.