1968 Fiat Other
In 1957 a famous Italian playboy (and Chairman of Fiat) wanted to add a "land tender" to his 82 foot yacht. He sent one of the current air cooled 2-cylinder 500 models over to the Ghia Carrozzeria for the conversion. Soon Aristotle Onassis owned three of them. Yul Brenner. John Wayne. Grace Kelly and even Mae West all reportedly owned Jollies. President Lyndon Johnson used his model 500 Jolly on his Texas ranch. There was a fleet of rental Jollies on Catalina Island. This car was imported in 2014. Prior to its importation. the Jolly underwent a full restoration in Italy (cosmetically as well as mechanically). Mechanically. the car is very solid. the engine has been rebuilt and runs with no issues and the transaxle shifts smoothly. Cosmetically. the car sports a bright. period correct. green paint job which is. in my opinion. to a very good standard (not concours). To the best of my knowledge there is no rust on this car. The rubber appears to be in fine condition as is the bright work. The tires are new. I purchased this car as an authentic Jolly but I cannot verify it to be authentic – please bid accordingly. The reserve is set far below of recent auction sales for Fiat Jollies. The car is currently registered with a dealer in California and can be purchased in any state. More photographs and information are available upon request. The car is available for inspection in Burlingame. California. It is being sold as is and without warranty or any other representations. A $2. 00. 00 deposit via PayPal must be received within 24 hours of the close of this auction. During this time I will also request that the buyer sign a Bill of Sale to confirm the transaction. If you’d like to see a copy of this before purchasing the vehicle. please let me know. The balance must be received within 7 days of the close of this auction. after which the vehicle will be made available to the buyer for pick up and/or shipment. It is the responsibility of the buyer to arrange and pay for shipment of this car. I will make myself available to the buyer to help facilitate pick-up. The reserve is set far below of recent auction sales for FIAT Jollies. More photographs and information are available upon request.