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1972 Fiat Jolly Ghia Giardiniera - completely restored & ready to enjoy!

Condition: Used
Make: Fiat
Model: Other
Type: Convertible
Trim: convertible
Year: 1972
Mileage: 6
VIN: 286609
Color: Green
Engine: 2-cyl
Cylinders: 2
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Wicker
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Burlingame, California, United States

Description of 1972 Fiat Other convertible

Up for sale/auction is a rare 1972 Fiat 500 Giardiniera Jolly. Among a very few variants of the standard FIAT 500 Jolly and perhaps the rarest of all is the long wheel based version the Giardiniera (people mover) at a whopping 4 inches longer wheel base. The Giardiniera Jolly long wheel base provided ample room at the rear of the car for luggage to move the resorts guests to and from their villas. That extra luggage space was also provided by locating the very reliable standard vertical, inline two cylinder, 599 cc engine to the horizontal position. A full syncromesh four speed gear box will power the car to nearly 55 mph. Ghia constructed the Jolly automobiles from 1957 into 1965. Autobianchi, utilizing the Fiat bodies, took over the production of the car from 1965 until the last ones were built in 1974.
This car was imported in 2014. Prior to its importation, the Jolly underwent a full restoration in Italy (cosmetically as well as mechanically). Mechanically, the car is very solid, the engine runs with no issues and the transaxle shifts smoothly. Cosmetically, the car sports a bright, period correct, green paint job which is, in my opinion, to a fairly good standard (not concours). To the best of my knowledge there is no rust on this car. The rubber appears to be in fine condition as is the bright work. The tires are new. I purchased this car as an authentic Jolly but I cannot verify it to be authentic – please bid accordingly. The reserve is set far below of recent auction sales for Fiat Jollies. The car is currently registered with a dealer in California and can be purchased in any state. More photographs and information are available upon request.
The car is available for inspection in Burlingame, California. It is being sold as is and without warranty or any other representations. A $2,000.00 deposit via PayPal must be received within 24 hours of the close of this auction. During this time I will also request that the buyer sign a Bill of Sale to confirm the transaction. If you’d like to see a copy of this before purchasing the vehicle, please let me know. The balance must be received within 7 days of the close of this auction, after which the vehicle will be made available to the buyer for pick up and/or shipment. It is the responsibility of the buyer to arrange and pay for shipment of this car. I will make myself available to the buyer to help facilitate pick-up. The reserve is set far below of recent auction sales for FIAT Jollies. More photographs and information are available upon request.