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Chevy to Oversee Restoration of the Corvettes Eaten by Sinkhole

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Restoration of the Corvettes

Photo courtesy of National Corvette Museum

Last week, a 40 foot sinkhole opened up beneath the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Like the hungry and uncaring maw of an Exogorth, the sinkhole swallowed eight historically-important and rare Corvettes in a scene sure to make muscle car enthusiasts shiver (and arguably as scary as anything you’d find in Tremors). It didn’t take Chevrolet long to respond with a pre-Valentine’s Day sweet treat: the automaker responsible for creating the vehicles affected by the incident announced that they would oversee the restoration of the Corvettes.

“The vehicles at the National Corvette Museum are some of the most significant in automotive history,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president of General Motors Global Product Development, in a statement. “There can only be one 1-millionth Corvette ever built. 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.”

Restoration of the Corvettes

Photo courtesy of National Corvette Museum


As outlined in Chevrolet’s announcement, the restoration of the Corvettes will be overseen by GM Global Design

VP, Ed Welburn, once they arrive at the Mechanical Assembly facility within GM Design. Chevrolet did not announce how long the restoration process will take (or how much money it will inevitably cost), though it can be logically assumed that the experts at GM will ensure that their babies are nothing short of perfect.

If you wish to make a donation to the National Corvette Museum to help them with the restoration of Corvettes affected in the incident or to rebuild the floor that collapsed in their Sky Dome, visit their donation page.

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