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Lot 158

2017   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2017

1960 Fiat 600 Jolly

Coachwork by Ghia

SOLD $154,000

Estimate

$75,000 - $95,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

100.610379

Engine

100.000 665107

Car Highlights

Just 7,500 Miles Driven Since First Titled in 1961
Single Family Ownership for Its Entire Life
An Outstanding Survivor, Never Comprehensively Restored
Sports Very Rare Full-Wheel Covers that Complement Ghia Styling
Scored 98.5 Points at 2015 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance

Technical Specs

633 CC OHV 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Carburetor
29 BHP at 4,300 RPM
4-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Transverse Leaf-Spring Front Suspension
Independent Rear Suspension with Coil Springs
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This 1960 Fiat 600 Jolly exhibits the charming style that was born in 1957 out of the mind of Fiat chairman Gianni Agnelli, who wanted a small vehicle for jaunts to and from his yachts alongside the Italian and French rivieras.

Jolly number 610379 has been in single family ownership since new. The owner of a Fiat dealership in northern Ohio ordered the Jolly as part of his initial inventory and gave the vehicle to his son, who eventually passed it to his own son, the consignor. These owners have used the Jolly sparingly during summers along the freshwater shores of the Great Lakes. Early in its life, the car received a repaint in its original colors to correct issues caused by a protective coating applied for shipping, and it has since undergone refurbishment and regular maintenance to keep it in peak condition. Recent service included new brakes, tires, clutch, and rubber seals; cosmetically, it has been freshened with a new top, wicker seats, and a refinish of the engine compartment to original specifications. The original owner’s manual, parts manual, jack, and tool kit accompany the sale.

In 2016, this Jolly was featured at the AACA Museum in Pennsylvania as part of the “It’s a Small World” exhibit. Today, with the majority of Jollys now lost to time, this single family Fiat 600 Jolly is a rare example of one that prospered through the decades.