Extensively restored and converted to US ‘bug eye’ Jolly specification with upwards of 90 percent new components
Beautifully finished to what the vendor describes as equivalent to a brand new car
Incorporates some subtle upgrades including a neatly integrated bluetooth audio system
Originally conceived as a sort of land-based tender for the rich and famous to explore the Riviera in, the Fiat 500 Jolly. Originally built by Ghia at the bequest of Fiat boss and successful industrialist Gianni Agnelli, the Jolly could easily be stowed in a large yacht, so proved the perfect beach transport for him and his fellow millionaires.
Few were built in period and many were to succumb to the saltwater environment near which they operated. So here’s your chance to experience what it was like to buy a brand new Fiat 500 Jolly in period. Recently completed by an Italian firm experienced in building Jolly replicas, this recreation emulates those built especially for the US market - thus requiring these ‘bug eye’ headlamps. The vendor believes it to be the only recreation of this specification in existence and it’s certainly in utterly impeccable condition. We’re told that over 90 percent of its parts have been replaced, with many original Fiat components sourced and utilised. There are also a few small modifications using modern technology to make it more usable. In short, if you fancy the ultimate Fiat Jolly - you’ve come to the right place…
The History and Paperwork
Based upon a 1971 Fiat 500
Can be newly registered in your country of choice
Italian registration document pleasant
The vendor reportedly has over 150 images documenting the restoration / recreation process in detail
Handmade in Italy
Handwoven wicker upholstery from a local Italian craftsman
The vendor has added a Bluetooth radio housed in the centre of the console surrounded by a cabinet designed by their team to fit with the look of the car
The radio, centre console, hat tray and knee pad are all made of mahogany
A sheet of plexiglass is used below the canvas hood in order to improve its rigidity and resistance to the elements
Side ropes made of nautical juta material
Marine grade stainless railings
Brand new carpets in period correct style
All reportedly working correctly
No wear of any note to be seen
Well presented forward boot space
Impeccable “Acquamarina” paintwork
Beautifully presented underneath
Luggage rack with picnic hamper
Very straight bodywork with no signs of corrosion
The shell was sandblasted, adapted and repaired where necessary prior to refinishing
No pitting or damage to the chromework
‘Bug eye’ US specification headlamps
OEM steel wheels complete with hubcaps and whitewall tyres
We’re informed that even the new nuts and bolts used were original Fiat new old stock parts
The canvas roof is designed to be easily removed
500 cc engine freshly rebuilt
Four-speed manual gearbox
Brand new wiring harness
Said to be running and driving very well
Finished to an exemplary standard in rare US specification, this Jolly recreation is one of the best you’re ever likely to find. We adore the colour combination and clever integration of bespoke components.
If you’re looking for the ultimate beachgoing car, this is it.
Note from the seller:
According to the vehicle documents this is a “110 F chiusa transformabile”, which translates as “closed convertible”. You are advised to check possible registration in your country of destination yourself. The booklet and number plates will be delivered by DHL courier, you and only you will be the one to carry out the re-registration procedure in your country.Transport is at the expense and responsibility of the buyer. We are at your disposal to provide logistical support for shipping to all countries.
This item is sold on an ‘As is Where is’ basis. The condition of this item is the opinion of the seller and may differ from your own opinion. Photos and listing descriptions are for guidance purposes only*.** Car & Classic do not warrant listing accuracy. Full inspection is recommended. Viewings are at the seller’s discretion. Buyer is responsible for delivery and collection of any item purchased.*
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1971 Fiat 500 Jolly America (Recreation)
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