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Chevrolet Corvette damaged by sinkhole to be restored

Chevrolet Corvette damaged by sinkhole to be restored Classic and Performance Car

Technicians and engineers set to work on restoring milestone Chevrolet


The 1,000,000th Chevrolet Corvette damaged 16 months ago in a sinkhole, has begun on the road to recovery.
 
Staff at the General Motors Design Plant in Kentucky, North America, are tackling the 1992 white Corvette convertible as they aim to bring back to its former state.
 
The 30-foot-deep sinkhole damaged eight priceless Corvettes in early 2014, at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky. The last two cars were recovered in April 2014, after originally being too caved in from the sinkhole. The value of the cars before the incident stood at $2million dollars, with the overall damage total standing at $3.2million.
 
Since then, GM and Chevrolet have vowed to fully restore three of the cars found plunged in the sinkhole, with GM ploughing $250,000 into the restoration project.
 
The first of the three cars, a 2009 Corvette ZR1 prototype know as the ‘Blue Devil', was returned to its original condition in Autumn 2014, having only suffered minor damage from the sinkhole.
 
Five of the cars will remain in their as-recovered state, and will be part of the new sinkhole-themed feature at the museum once reopened.
 

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