Chevrolet has begun restoring the 1 millionth Corvette ever built.
The historic sports car fell victim to the massive sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum nearly 16 months ago in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
The restoration of the 1 millionth Corvette will be led by a part of GM’s Mechanical Assembly group at the Design Center, which typically builds prototype and concept vehicles. According to the American automaker, the iconic 1992 Chevrolet Corvette will be particularly challenging to restore since workers are trying to preserve the original appearance of a production vehicle, rather than build an all-new vehicle from the ground up.
The 1 millionth Corvette is the second of three sinkhole victims that Chevrolet has pledged to restore. The first was a 2009 Corvette ZR1 prototype known as the Blue Devil, which was restored last fall and made an appearance at the 2014 SEMA Show.
Once the white 1992 Corvette is restored, Chevrolet will turn its attention to a 1962 Corvette. The remaining five Corvettes that were swallowed by the sinkhole will remain in their as-recovered state to preserve the historical significance of the cars. They will also become part of a display at the Corvette Museum, which is also recreating the sinkhole experience.
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