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1959 Fiat Jolly 600

The legendary coachbuilder Ghia created the iconic Jolly on a chassis supplied by Fiat. It was suitable for leisure duties such as on golf course greens, yacht decks, or at a resort. They were made famous by the 1970s television series 'Fantasy Island'. These vehicles are considered micro-cars and are powered by two-cylinder 497cc engines which give it a dangerous top speed of 55 miles per hour. Fuel economy is exceptional at 52 mpg. The inside features wicker seats and there is a surrey top.

The 600 Series is actually a ' high-performance ' Jolly as most were given the Fiat 500 drive-train. These had slightly larger bodies and water-cooled four-cylinder engines. The top speed was in the neighborhood of 60 mph. Other refinements included an optional working heater. All of this cost nearly double that of standard '500' and much more than the normal Jolly 500. As would be expected, production was limited and it is believed that fewer than 100 exist today.

32 Jolly cars were used as taxis on the island of Catalina off the coast of Los Angeles from 1958 - 1962.


by Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2017

Related Reading : Fiat 600 History

The Fiat 600 was a small and inexpensive automobile that was easy to produce. It was introduced to the public at the Geneva Motorshow in 1955. The automobile was capable of transporting up to six individuals. During its production lifespan lasting from 1955 through 1969, nearly 2.7 million examples were produced. The introductory saloon model featured two doors and four seats. The base engine....
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1959 Vehicle Profiles

1959 Fiat Jolly 600 vehicle information

Sedan
Coachwork: Ghia

Chassis Num: 438635

Fiat chairman Gianni Agnelli was the individual responsible for the Jolly. He wished for an open motorized transport to launch from his 82-foot ketch, the Agneta, during port stops along the Mediterranean coast. The four-cylinder Fiat 600 model was c....[continue reading]

1959 Fiat Jolly 600 vehicle information

Sedan
Coachwork: Ghia

Chassis Num: 100.574826

The Fiat 500 Topolino gave way to a new 600 model in 1955. The new car, just like its predecessor, was named for its nominal displacement. Power was from a 633 cubic-centimeter overhead-valve, water-cooled inline four-cylinder engine which was a usef....[continue reading]

1959 Fiat Jolly 600 vehicle information

Sedan
Coachwork: Ghia

Chassis Num: 629048

Over a 14 year period, beginning in 1955, over 2.5 million examples of the Fiat 600 were produced. Between 1958 and 1969, fewer than 200 Jollys were built - the creation of designer Dante Giacosa of Carrozzeria Ghia. The Jolly cost nearly double the ....[continue reading]

1959 Fiat Jolly 600 vehicle information

Sedan
Coachwork: Ghia

Chassis Num: 44719

This example is a rare original California Jolly that has been given a thorough restoration. It is refinished in blue with white accents, has new wicker seats, carpeting and surrey top. The 600cc overhead valve four-cylinder water cooled engine is ca....[continue reading]

1959 Fiat Jolly 600 vehicle information

Sedan
Coachwork: Ghia

Chassis Num: 670265

This Fiat 600 Jolly Convertible is one of approximately 400 produced and one of an estimated 100 examples that still exist today. It has been given a no-expense spared nut-and-bolt restoration. It has rare Jolly hubcaps and trim, a 4-speed manual tra....[continue reading]

1959 Fiat Jolly 600 vehicle information

Sedan
Coachwork: Ghia

Chassis Num: 608059

The Fiat 600 Jolly was conceived by Gianni Agnelli as a beach car meant for motorized transport from his yacht. It was produced from 1958 to 1966, with roughly 200 examples built on the 600 platform. This particular example was gifted new from the Fi....[continue reading]

Sedan by Ghia
Chassis #: 438635 
Sedan by Ghia
Chassis #: 100.574826 
Sedan by Ghia
Chassis #: 629048 
Sedan by Ghia
Chassis #: 44719 
Sedan by Ghia
Chassis #: 670265 
Sedan by Ghia
Chassis #: 608059 


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Fiat Monthly Sales Volume

June 2019
933
May 2019
1,025
April 2019
931
March 2019
847
February 2019
616
January 2019
751
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1959 Jolly 600
$1,465-$22,750
1959 Fiat Jolly 600 Price Range: $1,395 - $1,465

$1,095 - $1,760
$1,400 - $1,460

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Fiat
1964Chevrolet (2,318,619)Ford (1,594,053)Toyota (1,068,321)957,941
1963Chevrolet (2,237,201)Ford (1,525,404)Fiat (957,941)957,941
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)957,941
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)566,284
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)412,682
1959Chevrolet (1,462,140)Ford (1,450,953)Volkswagen (575,407)261,956
1958Chevrolet (1,142,460)Ford (987,945)Volkswagen (451,526)261,956
1957Ford (1,676,449)Chevrolet (1,505,910)Plymouth (726,009)261,956
1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Buick (572,024)261,956
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)217,937
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)

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