1964 Fiat 500 Jolly by Ghia
- Condition: Used
- Make: Fiat
- Model: 500
- Year: 1964
- Mileage: 196
- VIN: 110D704086
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1964 Fiat 500
Mileage: 196 km
Titled in NYS
Comes with originalcertificate of approval from the Ghia club of Italy as well as additional paperwork from Italy.
The engine was just rebuilt in August of this year and the traditional wicker seats are brand new.
The car is currently located in Eastern Long Island in climate-controlled indoor storage.
The car has been completely restored and is in beautiful conditionand ready to drive and have fun. This car creates a million smiles!
- Iconic high-society beach car
- Simple yet stylish; the ultimate accessory
- Ready for waterfront use
- Well-restored low-mileage example
THE FIAT 500 JOLLY
As 1960s jet-setters partied down at sandy beaches all over the world, they were most often seen not in their Ferraris or Maseratis but behind the wheel of a Fiat Jolly. Based upon the reliable mechanicals of the Italian “people’s car,” the 500 Jolly featured dune buggy-like bodywork by Ghia, of Turin, with open sides, a simple surrey top, and wicker seats that would have looked at home at an English garden party. It was often finished in bright, shiny colors, all the better to match with one’s swimsuit or yacht club burgee. Jollies were all the rage on the streets of resort towns, and true members of the aristocracy carried one upon the deck of the yacht as a tender.
The Jolly was meant for all-out fun. It was the brainchild of Fiat chairman Gianni Agnelli, who desired a small car that could be carried aboard his 82-foot ketch, Agneta, and be easily lowered over the side for local transportation at various Mediterranean ports of call. Agnelli’s yacht tender, an open-air 500 with wicker seats, cut-out doors, and a fringed surrey top, proved so popular that it was put into limited production by Italian coachbuilder Ghia. Through the Jet Age, it was the vehicle in which to “see and be seen” at the world’s most fashionable resorts.