Thursday, November 09, 2006

Cute Car

Looks like a little baby cousin to my VW Thing. Fiat has created the Fiat Jolly Panda. It sounds like the name of a Japanese game show. The FJP was launched over summer where it was used to ferry VIP's on the island of Capri.
The interiors created by Italian design co. Paolo Lenti who specialize in the use of innovative fabrics. Much of the design work went into the interior, with a modular arrangement of tube-frame seats covered with nautically-inspired rope and color-coordinated seat cusions. The ash wood floor, sills and rear deck continue the sailing yacht theme.
Check out the original Jolly from the 50's here, and a gorgeous Fiat 500 Jolly here. In their heyday of the late '50s and early '60s, the Fiat 500 Jollys were a favorite toy of the rich and famous, including Yul Brynner and Aristotle Onassis.
I think they'd be a hit on the Gulf Coast.

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