The originator of the early 60s beach car craze, created by the great Gigi Segre of Carrozzeria Ghia. A delightful example with a pleasing older restoration, ready for enjoyment.
While the Fiat 500/600-based Jolly is the most iconic and best-known of all the Ghia-produced beach cars, estimates suggest a total production of just 650 examples, making them a rare find today. This 1960 500 Jolly is a nice example presented with an older, amateur-quality restoration, finished in a suitably vivid pearlescent green livery. The coachwork is in good order and the paint is glossy and attractive, although the cosmetics do show signs of wear throughout. Brightwork is similarly good, with excellent plating on the bumpers and chrome cockpit rails combined with well-preserved original aluminum alloy trim. The color-keyed steel wheels wear dog-dish hubcaps and period-style Michelin tires providing the proper stance on the road.