1960 Fiat 500

Jolly Ghia

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1960
  • Automobiltyp 
    Cabriolet / Roadster
  • Lenkung 
    Links
  • Zustand 
    Gebraucht
  • Markenfarbe außen 
    White/ Wicker
  • Innenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Getriebe 
    Schaltgetriebe
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
Padova Fiera
Padova, Italy

Italy

Saturday 25th October 2008

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

Italy''s location on the Mediterranean Sea resulted in innumerable beachfront cities and resorts and in the 1960s there was a brisk trade in beach buggy conversions of regular cars by the many specialist coachbuilders throughout Italy at the time. Without roof *or* doors, the cars are basic in the extreme. This simplicity, however, remains their most endearing feature, giving these cheeky runabouts a sense of fun and mischief comparable only with the later Mini Moke.

One such specialist was Ghia which created the Jolly conversions on Fiat''s 500, 600, Multipla and Giardiniera platforms. Known at home as La Spiaggina, a word difficult to translate but meaning something like ‘beachette’, the Fiat beach buggy was marketed worldwide as the Jolly, meaning joker in Italian, but also meanin