1959 FIAT JOLLY - 44342 Sold* at Scottsdale 2007 - Lot #669 1959 FIAT JOLLY http://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/44342/44342_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #669

1959 FIAT JOLLY

Auction Scottsdale 2007
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 669
Year 1959
Make FIAT
Model JOLLY
Style
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 594358
Exterior Color YELLOW
Interior Color BROWN
Cylinders 4
Engine Size 633CC
Transmission 4-SPEED
Description

Lot #669 - In the late `50s and early `60s, Fiat commissioned Carrozzeria Ghia to build a small number of custom bodies for the Jolly roadster on the diminutive 600 chassis. This sporty little vehicle, with its wicker seats and fringed top, was the car of choice for wealthy European playboys and their supermodel girlfriends in the Riviera resort communities such as St. Tropez and Monte Carlo; their Ferraris and Maseratis were simply unsuitable within these picturesque but crowded communities! Aristotle Onassis was reputed to be a Jolly owner. Jollys were rare even in their heyday, and fewer than 100 are believed to exist today. Seldom offered, this is a finely maintained example from a private collection. The wicker seats have recently been painstakingly renewed, with all other mechanical and cosmetic elements in excellent condition. The vanity license plate MNKY CAR reflects recent use on Monkey Island, Grand Lake, 'The Oklahoma Riviera.' A Fiat Jolly is both an interesting and unique collectable automobile as well as a toy that can be used and enjoyed.