Bill Kellenberger had a special affection for the 1958 Chevrolet Corvette, as it was the first model to have four headlights and small grille openings that flanked the center grille with its nine chrome-plated teeth. It had a base price of $3,631.
When Kellenberger retired as a commercial airline pilot he searched for, purchased, and became the happy owner of a red 1958 Corvette. Its previous owner had given the car a total restoration and had trailered it to car shows ever since. He then gave the car to his daughter, who had no garage space or interest in the Corvette. When he first saw the Corvette, "I liked what I saw," Kellenberger recalls.