2015  FIAT  500 Jollycar  Chassis no. ZFA3120000J413204 Engine no. 109A4000

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Lot 339
2015 FIAT 500 Jollycar
Sold for € 32,200 (US$ 36,543) inc. premium

Lot Details
2015  FIAT  500 Jollycar  Chassis no. ZFA3120000J413204 Engine no. 109A4000 2015  FIAT  500 Jollycar  Chassis no. ZFA3120000J413204 Engine no. 109A4000 2015  FIAT  500 Jollycar  Chassis no. ZFA3120000J413204 Engine no. 109A4000 2015  FIAT  500 Jollycar  Chassis no. ZFA3120000J413204 Engine no. 109A4000 2015  FIAT  500 Jollycar  Chassis no. ZFA3120000J413204 Engine no. 109A4000 2015  FIAT  500 Jollycar  Chassis no. ZFA3120000J413204 Engine no. 109A4000 2015  FIAT  500 Jollycar  Chassis no. ZFA3120000J413204 Engine no. 109A4000 2015  FIAT  500 Jollycar  Chassis no. ZFA3120000J413204 Engine no. 109A4000 2015  FIAT  500 Jollycar  Chassis no. ZFA3120000J413204 Engine no. 109A4000 2015  FIAT  500 Jollycar  Chassis no. ZFA3120000J413204 Engine no. 109A4000 2015  FIAT  500 Jollycar  Chassis no. ZFA3120000J413204 Engine no. 109A4000 2015  FIAT  500 Jollycar  Chassis no. ZFA3120000J413204 Engine no. 109A4000 2015  FIAT  500 Jollycar  Chassis no. ZFA3120000J413204 Engine no. 109A4000
2015 FIAT 500 Jollycar
Chassis no. ZFA3120000J413204
Engine no. 109A4000
•An evocation of the charismatic 1950s beach car
•One of a limited edition built in Italy
•Circa 6,500 kilometres from new

Footnotes

  • 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 that first emerged in the 1950s, 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'.

    Given the success of the original, it is not at all surprising that someone would attempt an interpretation of the legendary Jolly beach car using a modern FIAT 500, this example being the work of a specialist Italian carrozzeria. To increase the stiffness of the open body, the shell has been reinforced with laser-cut steel plates and steel tubes, as used in roll-bars for rally cars; the body has then been contoured by hand. The seats have a steel underlying structure and are clad in wicker, the original seatbelts being retained, while the woodwork and chromework is in marine style.

    This particular Jolly is based on a standard FIAT 500, and is powered by the 1.2-litre petrol engine driving via the manual gearbox. Registered in the European Union (with all modifications notified), this lovely and fun car is described by the vendor in effectively 'as new' condition.

    FIAT 500 Jollycar – 2015
    Châssis n° ZFA3120000J413204
    Moteur n° 109A4000

    •Réminiscence de la charismatique voiture de plage des années 1950
    •Construite en série limitée en Italie
    •Environ 6 500 km depuis l'origine

    Aussi évocateur de l'Italie de la dolce vita que l'immortel scooter Vespa, le concept de "voiture de plage" est incarné par la très célèbre Jolly de Ghia. La Jolly, une innovation si intrinsèquement italienne qui apparut dans les années 1950, fit passer de modestes berlines telles que les FIAT 500 et 600 du statut de moyen de transport minimaliste à celui d'indicateur ostentatoire de richesse. La Jolly fut utilisée comme véhicule de courtoisie par la direction d'hôtels de luxe ou de terrains de golf, ou encore par ceux qui voulaient pouvoir se déplacer à terre après avoir amarré leur yacht dans un port de la Riviera italienne ou française. Dépourvue de portes et dotée de sièges en osier, elle n'était qu'un véhicule de loisir qui confirmait que son propriétaire était quelqu'un qui pouvait s'offrir une voiture "juste pour le plaisir".

    Quand on connaît le succès de l'original, on ne s'étonnera pas que quelqu'un ait voulu réinterpréter la légendaire Jolly à partir d'une FIAT 500 actuelle. Cet exemplaire est l'œuvre d'un carrossier italien spécialiste ; il a découpé la caisse à la main et, pour en augmenter la rigidité après l'avoir ouverte, il en a renforcé le soubassement avec des tôles et des tubes d'acier découpés au laser, tels les tubes utilisés pour fabriquer les arceaux de sécurité des voitures de rallye. Les sièges ont une structure en acier et sont habillés d'osier, les ceintures de sécurité ont été conservées et les boiseries et les chromes ont été traités dans un esprit marin.

    Cette Jolly a été réalisée à partir d'une FIAT 500 de série équipée du 1,2 litre essence et d'une boîte manuelle. Elle est immatriculée dans l'Union Européenne, avec mention de toutes ses évolutions. Son vendeur déclare que cette adorable et amusante voiture est "comme neuve".
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