Here’s a new feature for Lance une Mode: Ladylike Rides! As a couple of New Yorkers, we do not drive much and we definitely never even contemplate owning a car. But, for most of the planet, driving is a necessary evil or a simple, practical means of conveyance. There’s no reason your car cannot be an extension of your personal style.
May we present to you our inaugural Ladylike Ride: the Fiat 500 Jolly. She was manufactured by Ghia in the late 1950s as a beach-side auto for Mediterranean playboys. This little baby had wicker seats, removed side panels, a “surrey-with-the-fringe-on-top” and came in a bunch of granita-like colors.
The Jolly is perfect for seaside picnics with a red checkered tablecloth, a nice bottle of white wine and a caprese salad. Jackie O had one when she was married to Aristotle Onassis and so did Grace Kelly. So, hop on in, tie on a silk kerchief, don’t forget the cat-eye shades and take a spin along the coast!
Gallery after the jump:
Bonus. Here’s a video of the Fiat 500 Jolly in its natural habitat: