1959 FIAT JOLLY - 178556Sold* at Scottsdale 2015 - Lot #2070 1959 FIAT JOLLY https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/178556/178556_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
1959 FIAT JOLLY
FIFTIES & SIXTIES CARS
*Includes Buyer Commission
Lot #2070 - 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. The wicker seats have been painstakingly renewed, with all other mechanical and cosmetic elements in excellent condition. A Fiat Jolly is both an interesting and unique collectible automobile as well as a toy that can be used and enjoyed.
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