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Fiat 600 Jolly by Ghia
But this was no bond villain’s island runabout: rather the chairman of Fiat’s yacht tender. The result of suave and loaded Gianni Agnelli’s desire, this piece of automotive camp was offered to the public in limited numbers from 1957. Based upon the standard Fiat 500, the Jolly came with reinforced bodywork with a byzantine ‘Surrey’ top, wicker seats straight off the patio and no doors. It was built by Ghia – before Ford bought up the brand and debased the noble Carrozeria into a trifling trim level – and so it boasted excellent build quality and an appropriately high price tag, more than double the cost of a standard 500. That’s erm, Jolly pricey. Sorry.
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