FIAT Jolly Registry
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Here are images of a very rare Multipla-Jolly (on left, top) and a Fiat Shellete which is a Fiat 850-based Jolly !
Here's yet another Fiat Shellette 850.
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I now have cataloged many of the original paint color codes (with samples!) for the late 1950s and early 1960s Fiat Multiplas, Jollys (500, 600, and 850 versions),
and Fiat 600 Sedans. I own the original "Glasso" and "Glassomax" (later Glasurit) paint
chips produced by Fiat/Glasso. I can research your paint colors, for a fee of $25, and provide you with accurate and useful data about the OEM paint for your prized Jolly or Multipla. Often times I can also cross-reference these paint codes to a currently produced Alfa Romeo, PPG, or Sikkens paint code that you can take to your local paint and body shop for exact color matching. I also have, for each year from 1955 to 1985, the first and last chassis numbers for each of the Fiat models made: 500, 600, Multipla, 600D, 850 (Sedan, Coupe, Spider, and Racer), and the X1/9. Included in my database is the chassis types, chassis designations, engine displacement by type, chassis, and engine designation.
email me at SPiantieri@cfl.rr.com
or send snail mail to Steven Piantieri, 2040 N. Rio Grande Ave., Orlando, FL 32804
For all Fiat Jolly owners: After buying a Fiat 600 Jolly 22 years ago, I quickly needed parts and a shoulder to cry on. I cataloged my parts sources (Fiat Plus, Bayless, Fiat Plus, and oh yeah, Fiat Plus) and then found several other Jolly owners. I assembled a small data base and before I knew it I had the rudiments of a Jolly Registry. I now list 54 Jolly owners. Do you know of another one? There are no dues, no newsletter, no meetings. If someone wishes to submit their car's info but not be listed in it, so be it. I have also listed all of the Jolly literature that I'm certain of. Surely there are other sales brochures, parts catalogs, supplements, models, etc. that have reference to the world's finest beach car. Did you know that there were at least THREE versions of the Jolly? I've even heard of a Multipla-Jolly 600. Most were bodied by Ghia (long before FORD bought Ghia and turned them into a naugahyde-and-plastic-design-house-for-orphan-Pintos) and by Michelotti (the 850 based Shellete). They all have wicker seats, no doors, a surrey-fringed top, meters of chromed tubing (they look like those heated towel bars from a nice hotel...), and curvaceous additions to their normal 500/600/850 bodywork. Including the 600 and 600D, there are many variations on a tiny theme of a beach vehicle for the 1950s. pass a copy of this along to another Jolly owner! send all correspondence to: Steven Piantieri SPiantieri@cfl.rr.com 2040 N. Rio Grande Ave. Orlando, FL 32804 USA Information about your Jolly Is it a 500, a 600, or an 850? (Circle one) Motore (engine #) _____._____ *________ * (Look for 3+3+6 digits) Year of manufacture _________ Titled? Yes---No Autotelaio (chassis #) _____ * _____ * _______ * (Stamped above the exhaust, on the firewall, look for 3+3+6 digits) Color __________ Is it two tone? Yes or No. Which color is on top? Original color(s) if known __________________ Wicker color _________________ Wicker condition_____________ Present engine # if not original _____._____*_________* (look for 3+3+6 digits) License Tag # __________ State Licensed _________ Is it running? Yes---No Unusual features _______________________________________________________ Condition: poor/fair/good/excellent/fully restored (circle one) Mileage ___________ Is the odometer in km or miles? Previous owners, dates of ownership, city/address, etc.: Does it have a bell on the driver's side floor? Is there a grab handle on the dash for the passenger? Please list any parts for sale or parts wanted: Do you know of a spare windshield for sale or trade? Do you have any literature not listed below? Look for the date code ("stampato No." or "Pubblic. #") on the reverse or at the fold. Here is a list of Literature and regalia that refers to the Jolly. I have copies available of all of these: 4 pg. black and white brochure, undated, from Biener Pontiac, Great Neck, NY showing many Ghia cars including a 600 Jolly. Light blue on white 1 pg. undated sales brochure from Ghia, in It/Fr/Eng, Jolly Multipla and 500 Jolly on terrace. Sales brochure. Stampato #5804/10000 shows both 500 and 600 Jollys. Full color tri-fold. Spare parts catalog -bodywork- 100.141 Stampato #110.224 (2 part) 9/58 2nd edition. Mechanics Illustrated, June, 1960. Cover article concerns several Jollys. Postcard of Multipla Jolly "Eden Roc" Yacht Tender of Henry Austin Clark Jr. Pinin Farina made a 24" wooden model of a Multipla Jolly. I have a photo of it from the Torino Pininfarina studio. They also made a "600 Nautique". "Fiat & Abarth 500-600" by M. Bobbitt, Veloce Publ. pgs. 122, 125. Classic & Sportscar, pg. 60 issue # ______ of "Wicker's World". Boneschi 'Joke'. A Jolly for the '90s was built on a Daihatsu chassis and unveiled at the Turin Auto Show, 1994. A one-page brochure. Your Classic Magazine. June 1990. Cover article is about the Jolly. Road & Track. Road Test of Jolly and two other micro-cars. May 1959. Corgi Toys model. 1:43 #240 'Ghia-Fiat Jolly'. It has the removable fringed top! "Vignale 600T" - a concept car in the late 1950s. I have a copy of their announcement from the Turin Auto show. Quattroruote Magazine cover photo of a 600 Jolly. Fissore Fiat Jolly-Multipla from 1957 Turin Auto show named the 'Marinella'. "Fiat 500 Club et Derivees" (French club magazine) often features a Jolly. AutoCapital Magazine, Italy, 8/91 featured a Multipla-Jolly. Vignale-built, Michelotti-designed prototype Jolly on a Multipla chassis built in 8/57. "Fiat Caprera" was on display at the Torino Auto Show in 1961. It was white. Pininfarina built a Fiat Jolly on a Multipla called the 'Spiaggia' (beach) 2/57. Orlando Sentinel 5/9/62. An editorial by C. Wordsworth about Mr. W. H. Young's Fiat Jolly. Moretti-Jolly. Built on a Fiat 850, it was photographed in CA by Merkel Weiss, 1995. "Ghia, Ford's Carrozzeria" book by David Bugess-Weiss. Jolly is mentioned on pgs 72-3, 87. A bit about its history or purchase: How long have you owned your Jolly? Do you know of another Jolly? Where? Who owns it?: ======================================================================= Information about you: Name _____________________ your e-mail address: _________________ Address _____________________ _____________________ your website address: __________________________ Phone: ( ___ ) ________ work: ( ___ ) _______________ Fax: ( ___)____________ -----------return this to me ---------------------
I will NOT share this information to anyone that does not own a Jolly. In fact, if you'd rather,
I'll not share your info with anyone if you instruct me so.