Sold for $ 66,000
- 479-cid, 17-hp two-cylinder engine
- Four-speed manual transmission
- Fewer than 100 Ghia-built Jolly’s left
- Wonderfully restored and well-detailed
- Turquoise Blue paintwork
When the Fiat 500 was introduced in 1957, it was marketed as a city car. Dimensions for the car came to just under 10-feet. It was powered by an appropriate 479-cc two-cylinder, rear-mounted engine. This tiny car set the standard for what a “city car” should be. Some enthusiasts believe that the Jolly was made to compete with the popular Volkswagen Beetle. A custom Jolly version of the 500 was created by Ghia in limited numbers. It is commonly seen without doors with a canopy-style roof and wicker seats throughout the interior.
It is believed that up to 400 Fiats were “customized” into Jolly’s; and it is believed that less than 100 original Ghia built examples remain. This Turquoise Blue Jolly has been wonderfully restored and is presented extremely well today. The car is well detailed throughout; from the engine bay to the trunk placed at the front of the car. Moving this “beach cruiser” down the road is the 479-cid air-cooled, two-cylinder engine. Backing the engine is a floor-shift, four-speed manual transmission. The Fiat is complete with wicker seating, seat belts, spare tire, body-color steel wheels, polished wheel covers and thin whitewall tires. The owner conveys that this Jolly originally had a surrey top, but wear and tear prior to purchase deemed it not worthy to save.