Fiat 600 Jolly
Conceived and built by Turin’s Carrozzeria Ghia as a limited production specialty vehicle, the Fiat 600 Jolly was a slightly larger counterpart to the 500 Jolly, based on the Fiat 600 platform with a liquid-cooled four-cylinder engine displacing 633 cc. As with the smaller 500, it featured an open four-seat body, fitted with charming wicker seats and a festive surrey top, among other features.
There were many variations on the basic theme, made famous for its appearances on TV’s Fantasy Island andThe Prisoner series, as well as its acceptance by such high-profile personalities as tycoon Aristotle Onassis and acclaimed actor Yul Brynner, among others. The 600 Jolly also offered slightly better performance than the 500 variant, and when new, it was priced at nearly double the standard 600. They were used as everything from yacht tenders to taxi transport on the island of Catalina, off the cost of California.
28.5 bhp, 633 cc liquid-cooled, rear-mounted four-cylinder engine, four-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with wishbones and coil springs, independent rear suspension with radius arms and coil springs, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 2,000 mm (78.75").
Source: RM Auctions