I am totally fascinated by this car…maybe even a little obsessed. Produced by a company called Ghia, the Fiat Jolly was a conversion made to a classic Fiat auto-body into a very stylish beach buggy during the 1960’s. This Fiat beach car was marketed to appeal to very wealthy playboys as a runabout for the innumerable beachfront cities and resorts up and down the coasts of Italy. An expensive car for the time, they were mostly used as golf carts, estate runabouts, and land cars for yacht owners. Supposedly Aristotle Onassis owned one, as well as the actor, Yul Brenner.
Painted in bright tropical colors and featuring open sides, striped canvas canopy tops, and wicker seats – these cars are very glamorous beach rides. According to various websites – there are less than 100 Jollys left worldwide. I found one available in Miami (of course!) in all original condition for a mere $43,995…if you buy it, will you let me take it for a spin?