1972 Fiat 500 Jolly Evocation Owned by Lando Norris


  • Owned by McLaren F1 driver Lando Norris
  • Well detailed evocation
  • Entertaining MOT, ULEZ and tax exempt classic four seater

The Appeal 

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
  • Italian registration
  • EU taxes paid
  • UK import VAT of 5% will need to paid if it remains in the country 

The Condition

  • 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. 

The Mechanics 

  • 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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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1972
  • Make Fiat
  • Model 500 Jolly
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 36,539 Kilometres
  • Engine size 499
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Chiswick
  • Location London
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
23 bids
  • Ja•••• £32,000 31/10/23
  • jo•••• £31,750 31/10/23
  • Ja•••• £31,500 31/10/23
  • jo•••• £31,250 31/10/23
  • Ja•••• £31,000 31/10/23
  • jo•••• £30,750 31/10/23
  • Ja•••• £30,500 31/10/23
  • jo•••• £30,250 31/10/23
  • jo•••• £30,000 31/10/23
  • po•••• £29,388 31/10/23
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