Lancia Super Jolly

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Front view of Super Jolly

Lancia Super Jolly is an alloy-bodied light commercial vehicle produced by the Italian manufacturer Lancia. The truck, which shares its 815.000 engine and some other mechanicals with the Lancia Flavia, is the successor of the Appia-based Lancia Jolly. The 1½ ton Super Jolly has a longer wheelbase than its predecessor. The little truck was produced from 1963 to 1970 in Turin, Italy. The first model was produced in around 1,500 examples, while overall production was 2,948. The engine was originally a 1.5 liter flat-four cylinder, and with 58 PS (43 kW)[1] it has considerably more power than does the Jolly's V4 engine. The Super Jolly has front-wheel drive with independent suspension, meaning that the loading area is uncommonly low. A three-speed manual transmission was standard.[1]

Later Super Jollys (after 1967) may have been equipped with the larger (1.8) engine from the upgraded Flavias.

Versions[edit]

The low-loading truck was available with a variety of bodywork, as a van, pick-up, ambulance, and bus. There were also special designs available, such as a mobile home version and a display truck for companies to show their new products.[1] The truck was also used by the Poste italiane.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Miller, Denis N. (1972). Vanderveen, Bart H., ed. A Source Book of Commercial Vehicles. London: Olyslager Organisation, Ward Lock Limited. p. 116. ISBN 0-7063-1286-4.