Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Légende et Passion
Espace Fontvielle
Monaco
On View:
Sunday 17th May 2009 12:00 - 19:00
Monday 18th May 2009 from 10:00
Sale:
Monday 18th May 2009
Collectors' Items 11:00
Motor Cars at 13:30
Registration Number: TBA Chassis Number: 11F*1815839
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 worl