GM to Oversee Restoration of Historic Corvettes

GM to Oversee Restoration of Historic Corvettes

General Motors said today that it will oversee the restoration of the Corvettes that were damaged when a sinkhole opened beneath the National Corvette Museum yesterday.

Leading the project to restore the damaged Corvettes will be General Motors Design in Warren, Mich. General Motors vice president of GM Global Design Ed Welburn will oversee the process. Once the vehicles are recovered, they will be shipped to the Mechanical Assembly facility where the best restoration approach will be determined.

“The vehicles at the National Corvette Museum are some of the most significant in automotive history,” said GM product development boss Mark Reuss.

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The Mechanical Assembly division has been a part of GM Design since the 1930s, and today it maintains and restores many of the vehicles in the GM Heritage Collection and GM’s historic concept cars.

Chevrolet’s millionth Corvette was one of eight that fell into the hole when it opened early yesterday morning.

 “There can only be one “one-millionth” Corvette ever built,” Reuss said. “We want to ensure as many of the damaged cars are restored as possible so fans from around the world can enjoy them when the Museum reopens.”

Two of the cars were on loan from General Motors and the other six are owned by the museum.

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