- 600 Jolly
- Est. 28.5bhp, 633cc liquid-cooled, rear-mounted four-cylinder engine, four-speed manual gearbox, four-wheel independent suspension, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 2,000mm. Chassis number 636886, Engine number 693067.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
The Fiat Jolly is a delightful, silly, and eccentric vehicle. Employed specifically as land transport for docked yachts, courtesy transport fo luxury resorts and golf courses, and traveling inside the gates of great estate, they were the most humble of cars elevated for the use of the most well-heeled. If one bought a Jolly, it was clear one could afford to run a car with no practical purpose. Sedans were converted into Jollys at the workshop of Carrozzeria Ghia, and while most of the conversion was reductive, the long, tubular side handrails and chrome fender accents added a bit of style to the little Fiats.
This particular Jolly has recently completed a full restoration in Florida and has been specially liveried for this event, as it is finished in red and remains fully outfitted with the correct Jolly equipment, including the wicker seats and surrey top.