TV star and Olympian Caitlyn Jenner has been friends with Jay Leno for almost 30 years. One day, when she brought her daughter Kendall to his garage, the 20-year-old supermodel fell in love with Jay’s 1957 Corvette.
She wanted one of her own. And Jay helped find her something close. Now, on an episode of CNBC’s “Jay Leno’s Garage,” he visits the Jenners in Malibu to check in on Kendall and see how she likes driving her 1956 Corvette.
“You know,” Jay says, upon seeing the stunning blue-and-white car, “that’s actually the first year Corvette got real serious about building a sports car.”
Since then, collectors have gotten serious about having them. This one originally sold for a little over $3,000. Now it’s worth more than $80,000.
Helpfully, it’s in almost perfect condition. Kendall’s car was actually rebuilt by a member of the National Corvette Restorers Society. It’s as close to original as possible.
Caitlyn can’t say enough nice things about her daughter’s car. Though she does make one major protest: “She won’t let me drive it, Jay,” Caitlyn says.