Fiat 600 Ghia Jolly, a summertime dream

The Fiat 600 Ghia Jolly is a treat, a luxury, a summertime dream.

In the late 1950s, Italian industrialist Gianni Agnelli dreamed of having a light and swift vehicle that could be loaded onto “Agneta”, the 25-meter-long yawl he sailed far and wide in the Mediterranean.

His dream came true with the 500 Ghia Jolly – designed by Sergio Sartorelli for Turin-based Ghia, then a major automobile design company. It soon became an iconic car for Italy’s politicians, tycoons, and stars of show business.

The 600 Jolly, a conversion of the Fiat 600, prolonged that ephemeral summertime fantasy. Approximately four hundred were manufactured between 1958 and 1969, and became popular especially in the United States.

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