Three Chevrolet Corvettes that have fallen from grace will be restored.
Earlier this year, a sinkhole developed beneath the floor of the National Corvette Museum and General Motors has announced that three of those vehicles will be restored. The three models getting restoration jobs will be the 2009 Corvette ZR1 prototype and the one-millionth Corvette produced (1992 white convertible) while the museum will oversee the restoration of the 1962 Corvette with Chevrolet funding the restoration process. In total, GM will provide nearly $250,000 to support the museum as it recovers from the sinkhole disaster.
The remaining five Corvettes that fell victim to the sinkhole will remain in their as-recovered state to preserve the historical significance of the cars. In the future, they will become part of a display at the museum. The sinkhole opened up on February 12, 2014 and measured about 45-feet wide, 60-feet long and 30-feet deep.
“Our goal was to help the National Corvette Museum recover from a terrible natural disaster by restoring all eight cars,” said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president, Global Product Development. “However, as the cars were recovered, it became clear that restoration would be impractical because so little was left to repair. And, frankly, there is some historical value in leaving those cars to be viewed as they are.”
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