1960 Fiat 600 Jolly GhiaSOLD
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Italy`s location on the Mediterranean Sea meant innumerable beachfront cities and resorts. There was a brisk trade in beach buggy conversions of regular cars by the many specialist coachbuilders throughout Italy at the time. One such specialist was Ghia (now owned by Ford), who created the Jolly conversions on Fiat`s 500, 600, Multipla and Giardinera platforms.

Known at home as La Spiaggina, a word difficult to translate but something like "beach-ette", the Fiat beach-buggy was marketed worldwide as the Jolly, meaning "joker" in Italian, but also meaning something light, fun, funny and pretty in several languages.

The car was quite expensive - $1760.00 compared to $998.00 for a standard 600 - and was bought by the rich and famous such as Aristotle Onassis and Yul Brynner as yacht tenders, golf carts and estate runabouts. As a result, most surviving examples have covered low mileages only.

The cars` specification included cut-down sides and windscreen and chromed body-pipework.

Among the forty-odd survivors this is perhaps one of the nicest examples in existence. Manufactured in 1960 this example is finished in white with contrasting egg shell blue bonnet and engine cover with chrome body-pipework and the typical wicker seats. The car is described by the vendor as being in excellent condition throughout having just finished a comprehensive restoration. With its endearing styling the Jolly is still a classless vehicle, equally at home being used as a runabout for local errands as it is parked at the Jetty in the grandest ports around the world. The Italian export documents have already been prepared and the car is offered with the spare wheel, jack and service manual.

Tra i quaranta sopravvissuti, questo Ŕ forse uno degli esemplari pi¨ belli ancora in circolazione. Costruito nel 1960 questo esemplare Ŕ rifinito in avorio con cofano blu e coprimotore con tubi cromati e i tipici sedili in vimini. L`auto ci viene descritta dal venditore come in condizioni eccellenti complessivamente, essendo stata appena restaurata. I documenti per l`espatrio sono giÓ stati preparati ed Ŕ offerta con una ruota di scorta, cric e manuale per la manutenzione.

Reference Number 54483

as of 10/13/2009

Car 1960 Fiat 600 Jolly Ghia
VIN 610760 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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