GM team to restore fallen Corvettes at National Corvette Museum

Article by Anita Panait, on February 18, 2014

A team from General Motors will help restore the eight classic Corvettes that fell into a 40-foot-wide, 30-foot-deep sinkhole that ate up a part of the Skydome area of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. While the sinkhole is not getting bigger, the Corvettes are still inside the chasm. The event was captured by security camera and replays were seen on social media sites and TV news.

Once the Corvettes are recovered, a GM team will attempt restoration. "Our goal is to restore all eight cars, but it's too soon to say if that's feasible," Chevrolet spokesman Monte Doran wrote in an e-mail. Two of the cars that fell into the sinkhole -- a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder and a 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil -- were on loan from GM. 

"Some of the cars look to be in very good shape,” Doran said, adding that other cars are completely buried in rubble, which means that it might take several weeks before they could be extracted and assessed.

The restoration work will be done in a small shop within GM Design in suburban Detroit. The other six Corvettes – owned by the museum -- that fell in the sinkhole are a black 1962 model; a 1984 PPG pace car; the one-millionth Vette built in 1992; a 1993 40th anniversary edition; a 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06; and the 2009 1.5-millionth Corvette.

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