1959 Fiat 600

$107.3M, record prices at Gooding & Company Pebble Beach 2021
Friday, 13 August - Saturday, 14 August 2021
Sale Price
$75,000 - $95,000
Est. Range
13 August 2021
Sold Date
Lot Number
Recent restoration
Gooding & Company
Auction House
Chassis no. 648335; Engine no. 705315. Pink over wicker. 633/29hp, 4-speed, hub caps, Yokohama tires, original books and tool kit.

Evaluation: Represented as one of about 100 600 Jollys left. Restoration finished in 2019 and won its class at the Zoute Concours that year. The chrome is a little tired, and the headlight bezels are quite tired. Good paint but some orange peel on the tail. Good, clean new wicker. The hub caps look original. Very clean underneath. There are Jollys with more money poured into them, but this is still perfectly good to drive to the beach and show off.

Bottom Line: A little car aimed at people with a lot of money (this one was bought new by a Roman family to use at their beach house in Portofino), the Fiat 500/600 Jolly has always been something of a status symbol. It reliably charms people out of six-figure prices, and a high-end car auction almost isn’t complete without a Jolly in the catalogue. This Barbie pink 600, despite its flaws, defied expectations and brought a huge result. It isn’t a world record price, but it isn’t far off, either.

by Andrew Newton
22 August 2021
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Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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