What do you get for the multimillionaire who has everything except a decent car to tour the estate with? The adorable Fiat Jolly, of course. With basket-weave seats and fully open sides, the Jolly was often described by its fans as a “beach buggy.” Road & Track went one step further by saying it was akin to a modern “surrey with the fringe on top.” The body was both designed and built by Ghia around a 479 cc two-cylinder engine. Weighing in at a mere 1050 lb., the Jolly could actually hit 56 mph, while achieving gas mileage of 52 mpg. The “cuteness factor” of the one-of-a-kind Jolly has certainly made it a favorite in the small world of microcar collectibles.
The microcar pictured here is a very rare and collectible Fiat Jolly 500 equipped with a rear-mounted, two-cylinder engine, a Surrey top with fringe and wicker seats, and may be regarded as one of the best-restored examples for sale in the world! A great gift for that “hard to buy for” person in your life.