1970 Fiat 500 Jolly Beach Car Replica  Chassis no. 110F 2986086 Engine no. 110F 000

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1970 Fiat 500 Jolly Beach Car Replica
Chassis no. 110F 2986086 Engine no. 110F 000

Sold for € 13,915 (US$ 16,183) inc. premium

Automobiles de Collection

11 Sep 2010, 15:00 CEST

Paris

1970 Fiat 500 Jolly Beach Car Replica
Chassis no. 110F 2986086
Engine no. 110F 000
As redolent of La Dolce Vita Italy as the immortal Vespa scooter, the 'beach car' concept is most famously embodied by Ghia's 'Jolly'. A novel and quintessentially Italian idea, the Jolly transformed humble saloons such as FIAT's 500 and 600 from basic transport into conspicuous indicators of wealth. The Jolly found favour as courtesy transport for patrons of luxury hotels and golf courses or for use ashore after one had docked one's yacht on the Italian or French Riviera. Lacking doors and equipped with wickerwork seats, it was only practical as leisure transport, thus confirming its owner's status as someone who could afford a car 'just for fun'.

Converted to Jolly configuration, this 1970 FIAT 500 has undergone a complete restoration, which was only completed earlier this year. The car is described as fully rebuilt in every respect and is offered with sundry restoration invoices.

Aussi porteuse de nostalgie de l'Italie de la « Dolce Vita » que le scooter Vespa, le concept de la « voiture de plage » se trouve parfaitement concrétisé par la « Jolly » de Ghia. Idée innovatrice résolument italienne, la Jolly métamorphosait de modestes berlines comme les Fiat 500 et 600, au départ simples moyens de déplacement utilitaires, en de spectaculaires indicateurs de fortune. La Jolly connut le succès comme véhicule de prêt destiné aux clients des hôtels de luxe et aux habitués des terrains de golf ou pour assurer les déplacements à terre de propriétaires dont le yacht venait de mouiller dans un port de la Côte d'azur ou de la Riviera. Sans portes et équipée de sièges en osier, la Jolly ne fut jamais qu'un véhicule de loisir et la confirmation que son propriétaire avait les moyens de posséder une automobile uniquement pour s'amuser.
Transformée en Jolly, cette Fiat 500 de 1970 a bénéficié d'une restauration totale de haut niveau achevée au début de cette année. Décrite comme complètement reconstruite, elle est offerte avec un dossier des travaux.

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1970 Fiat 500 Jolly Beach Car Replica  Chassis no. 110F 2986086 Engine no. 110F 000
1970 Fiat 500 Jolly Beach Car Replica  Chassis no. 110F 2986086 Engine no. 110F 000
1970 Fiat 500 Jolly Beach Car Replica  Chassis no. 110F 2986086 Engine no. 110F 000
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