Reimel Motorcars presents this 1960 Fiat 600 Jolly. Covered in light blue exterior paint with its signature wicker interior and fringed canvas top.
1960 Fiat 600 JollySOLD
Undoubtedly the most endearing variant of the eponymous Fiat 600 was the Jolly, an open runabout intended for beach resorts and other tourist destinations. Created by Ghia on the 600 base, the cars featured weather-resistant wicker seats and a fringed surrey top for protection from the sun. Comparatively expensive (nearly twice the price of the basic model 600), they tended to be purchased by wealthy owners with large yachts, among them Aristotle Onassis. A fleet of 32 furnished taxi service on Catalina Island off the coast of California.
The father of the Jolly was Fiat’s chairman Gianni Agnelli, who wanted a small car to carry aboard his 82-foot ketch, the Agneta, during port stops in the Mediterranean Sea. As it was small and light, it could easily be lowered over the side for local transportation. The first Jollys, which were intended for the resort trade, were built on the two-cylinder Fiat 500 platform and then modified by the Italian coachbuilder Ghia. This involved removing the roof and doors and adding wicker seats and a fringed surrey top. A version based on the larger 600 soon followed. Production estimates vary, but probably no more than 400 were built, of all types, between 1958 and 1969. They were briefly sold in the United States and remain rare here.
21 bhp, 633 cc inline OHV four-cylinder engine, four-speed manual gearbox, coil-spring independent front suspension, trailing arm coil-spring rear suspension, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 78.7 in.
This Jolly has been completely gone though and received new paint and constant servicing from a loving owner.
This vehicle is being sold As-Is with No Warranty. Reimel Motorcars encourages a pre-purchase inspection be performed on all vehicles offered to showcase their conditions.