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One of my bad habits when I have a deadline is I look for adorable microcars on ebay. I’ve even been known to place low bids on occasion without telling Paul. hehe I can’t wait for the day I actually win one and I have to tell Paul I’m going to Illinois to pick up a really impractical new car. I was looking at ebay listings here in Europe (which are a lot more exciting) when I found this amazing car. It’s a Fiat 500 Jolly Ghia, I guess they were made as resort cars for when you are on vacation. All I know is the wicker seats are killing me! I’ll take one in minty green please. Here is some information I found on this site.

Produced between 1958 and 1966, the Fiat Jolly vehicles (also knows as La Spiaggina or the beach-ette) were used by many celebrities of the era, including Aristotle Onassis, Yul Brynner and the late Fiat chairman Gianni Agnelli, as beach and estate cars, golf carts and yacht tenders. The cars came with cut-down sides, chromed pipe-work, wicker seats and festive surrey top, while color choices included coral, pink, pale yellow, sky blue and white.

  1. jen b

    August 19, 2011

    love it! unfortunately I don’t think it would survive the harsh winters here in Maryland. My husband PROMISED me a Kharman Ghia for my 50th. That’s three years away. I’ve been longing for one since I was a little girl.

  2. Chelsea

    August 19, 2011

    How adorable are those? I just want to pinch their cheeks and coo at them. xoxo

  3. Tran

    August 19, 2011

    what a coincidence.. i just saw one of these the other day (in white) at the mall (Fashion Island in Newport Beach). They are SOOO cute!

  4. Katherine

    August 19, 2011

    THIS IS SO AWESOME. How great would it be to drive a Jolly?! Wicker seats and a “festive surrey top” totally seal the deal for me.

  5. hena tayeb

    August 19, 2011

    I don’t know about dream car.. but it is really fun..

  6. Amber, theAmberShow

    August 19, 2011

    Be careful. A few years ago my husband jokingly placed a low bid on a 1976 VW microbus. Baby blue with white leather interior.

    Guess what happened?

  7. Summer

    August 19, 2011

    Love it! Totally reminds me – I’ve seen 3 Fiats in Dallas recently (one was minty green). CRAZY!

  8. Judy Havrilla

    August 19, 2011

    Way cute! It is the Vespa of motorcars!

  9. lara

    August 19, 2011

    I just saw one of these in a movie I was watching the other night- I had no idea what it was but I loved it! Glad to know what it was. They are adorable!

  10. Sidney

    August 19, 2011

    Ohmygodyouaresocute. This post has me in stitches. That wicker is wicked!

  11. Kacie

    August 19, 2011

    Those are fantastic! I love the little fringe on top! How chic and cool is that?!


  12. Haha these are fabulous!!!

    – Sarah

  13. Elizabeth N.

    August 19, 2011

    My coworker has a similar habit, minus placing bids. He’s always showing me cars that I could buy, but your picks are way cuter.

  14. Designs Good

    August 19, 2011

    How adorable–I want to pinch them!

  15. nichole

    August 19, 2011

    Oh wow. Those wicker seats are insane!

  16. Katie

    August 19, 2011

    Too cute, love the colors! xo

  17. Emily

    August 19, 2011

    Love the wicker seats!!!

  18. Casey

    August 19, 2011

    Those are aboslutely fantastic! I’m a lover of tiny cars: my entire etsy shop is based on the Mini Cooper! I was just talking to my friend this morning about Fiat 500’s, classic and new, and the tiny car collection I’ll have some day. I’ll be adding these little Jollies to my list.

  19. Amy | Flowers for Wedding

    August 19, 2011

    How cute is that!!!

  20. ainsley

    August 19, 2011

    that is soooo amazingly cute!!

  21. Elizabeth

    August 19, 2011

    there is a microcar event near out house (boston) every summer. you should come check out the beauties!!

  22. Lindsay

    August 19, 2011

    I have driven in one of these!! My friend’s grandfather was a classic car collector and he had a Jolly in Blue, with the little awning as well (red and white!). They kept it at their beach house and it was especially perfect for driving around on the 4th. Such a charming little car :)

  23. katrina

    August 21, 2011

    my goodness. those cars are ADORABLE.

  24. Kristina Gulino

    August 21, 2011

    How funny! My husband is saving up for a Fiat 500 as his next car. Thanks for the post!

  25. Christine

    August 22, 2011

    Guess what? This is LUIGI in CARS!

  26. Allison

    August 22, 2011

    Jordan, what makes the European eBay listings so exciting? Better loot?

  27. Amy

    August 25, 2011

    Jordan, I am a long time reader of your blog and love everything you post! I read an online article yesterday titled “10 cars that never die” and the Fiat was on that list! Get one and I can live vicariously through you!

  28. mandy

    August 26, 2011

    Ditto my friend. Ditto.

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