Tuesday, July 27, 2010
It's a Jolly Holiday
Having subscribed to Old Car Trader for three years of my childhood, I pride myself on still being able to identify most makes and models. I know my Firebirds from my TransAms and can tell you what year Mercedes switched to ugly safety bumpers on their SL convertibles (1974).
So it's rare that I come across a completely new, old car. I first spotted the Fiat Jolly in Vanity Fair this month, photographed outside of some high-hedged Palm Beach manse. Is this not the perfect car for summer?? No doors, wicker seats, and an awning-stripe top. I'm obsessed! Apparently only about 100 Jollys remain in existence, but I bet George Clooney keeps one on Lake Como, right next to his Top Secret Waitress Girlfriend Cloning Laboratory.