Remember the big sinkhole that opened beneath the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky 16 months ago? One of the eight historic cars that were swallowed, the one millionth Chevrolet Corvette, is now being painstakingly restored by craftspeople and technicians at the General Motors Design Center.
In fact, GM will restore only three Corvettes including this one millionth unit from the 1992 model year. The process started with a Corvette ZR1 “Blue Devil” prototype.
The eight victims of the National Corvette Museum sinkhole were:
- 1993 ZR-1 Spyder (on loan)
- 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil” prototype (on loan)
- 1962 Corvette
- 1984 PPG Pace Car
- 1992 1 millionth Corvette
- 1993 40th Anniversary Corvette
- 2001 “Mallett Hammer” Z06
- 2009 1.5 millionth Corvette.
The last two were the final cars pulled from the sinkhole, on April 3rd and April 9th, respectively, after workers were initially unable to find them amid the collapsed earth. No one was injured in the incident.