Sinkhole Corvettes: 3 of 8 Cars May Be Trashed

By on Apr 27, 2014 in Automobile, United States, World Comments
Sinkhole Corvettes

Sinkhole Corvettes
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The sinkhole inside the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky is now part of the museum’s highlights after the recovery of eight Corvette cars.

Watch the sinkhole Corvettes recovery process by clicking here.

Unfortunately, the sinkhole has decommissioned at least three of the eight Corvettes after they sustained great damage.

Three Corvette cars were either crushed, crumpled or flattened after being swallowed by the sinkhole last February 12, 2014.

According to Dana Forrester, lead Corvette restoration member of the museum’s board of directors, “The last three or four cars that came out of the sinkhole … we didn’t expect them to come out looking quite that bad.”

The Corvette museum officials, in consultation with General Motors, will decide next month on which cars will be restored.

As of posting, there was no official restoration plan on the 40-foot-wide, 60-foot-deep sinkhole inside the Corvette museum.

Based on initial assessment, worst damaged Corvette cars include a 2001 custom-made, one-of-a-kind Mallett Hammer Z06 racing car and a GM-owned 1993 ZR-1 Spyder. Those with significant damage from the sinkhole include a 1984 PPG Pace Car; a one-of-a-kind car for Indy Car World Series, a 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary model; more than 6,000 were built, a 1992 ‘1 millionth’ Corvette to come off the assembly line and a 2009 ‘1.5 millionth’ Corvette to come off the assembly line.

The 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil, among GM’s fastest production cars and a 1962 tuxedo black Corvette, the oldest sinkhole Corvette car sustained little damaged.

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