The Corvette Museum Comeback: Restored After Mishap with Mother Earth

September 19th, 2014 by

Corvette aficionados rejoice! Motor Authority is reporting that Chevroletย has announced plans to restore both the 2009 Corvette ZR1 (โ€˜Blue Devilโ€™) and the one millionth Corvette back to their original luster, as well as provide funding and supervision for restoration of a 1962 Corvette damaged in the sinkhole incident.


The sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum, February 2014.

Back in February of this year, a number of Corvettes on the display floor of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky decided to take a dip in the River Styx as a sinkhole opened up beneath their permanent rest spots. The eight cars hanging out above dropped haplessly through the cracking floor and dove right to the bottom. It was a tragedy for car lovers everywhere.

But thereโ€™s a light at the bottom of the pit with GMโ€™s interest in bringing life back to three of the lost cars. While the five other cars seem to be a lost cause, GM is providing not only the money to repair the cars, but will also be footing the bill for the repairs to the museum itself, providing around $250,000 for the whole deal. With the sinkhole losing its tourist draw as the year goes on, the museum is hoping to fix it now rather than maintain it due to cost.

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