Entertaining MOT, ULEZ and tax exempt classic four seater
The Jolly may have started life as a car specially designed for owners of big yachts, but it has found an afterlife as one of the quirkiest and most stylish classics. This has led to an army of specialists offering quality conversions to turn original 500s into Jolly evocations.
This example comes to us with a very interesting owner. McLaren Formula One driver Lando Norris bought it to use in and around Monaco where one of his supercars would have struggled on the narrow winding streets. He has described it as one of his dream cars and the perfect run around.
It is clearly one of the better conversions, with high levels of detail, and has been looked after too. It is now in the UK where its MOT, tax and ULEZ exempt status makes it ideal as a distinctive city car or beach-bound four seater.
This is a great opportunity to acquire not just an interesting classic but one with fascinating provenance.
The History and Paperwork
Unfortunately we did not have access to the car’s service or maintenance records at the time of writing
Purchase invoice by Lando Norris on file
EU taxes paid
UK import VAT of 5% will need to paid if it remains in the country
Jolly evocation that is well detailed and closely replicates the originals
Presented in very good condition throughout
Classic light blue ‘gellato’ paintwork in very well kept condition
Correct wicker seats front and rear with useful wicker-trimmed storage box
Caramel carpets throughout unmarked and unscuffed
Painted dashboard with caramel knee roll matching carpets
Spare wheel with wheel brace and tool roll, all well presented
Classic-style radio with discreetly arranged speakers
Desirable ‘round dial’ 500 with stylish Veglia instrument
Chrome roof frame showing only light tarnishing to leading edge
Whitewall tyres showing good tread with chrome hub caps clean and undamaged
Fiat produced very few original Jollys so the majority of those available are evocations like this one. When selecting a Jolly replica what sets good cars apart is the level of detailing applied by the conversion company.
This one is very well detailed and presents in virtually showroom condition. Painted in an appropriate light blue ‘gellato’ colour and sitting on pretty whitewalls, it looks utterly delightful. Inside there is a Jolly-correct wicker interior finished to a high standard and complemented by caramel carpets and knee roll. There is a classic-style modern radio and a useful wicker-trimmed storage box.
499cc air-cooled Fiat engine
4spd manual gearbox with synchromesh on three higher ratios
We are told that the engine has been modified but we know no further details
Unfortunately at the time of writing we do not know the service or maintenance history of this car
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1972 Fiat 500 Jolly Evocation Owned by Lando Norris
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