Saturday 29 November 2014

Chevrolet saves sinkhole Corvettes

Published 14/02/2014 | 01:07

Several cars collapsed into a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky (AP//National Corvette Museum)
Several cars collapsed into a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky (AP//National Corvette Museum)

Chevrolet has taken on the job of restoring a number of classic Corvettes which were swallowed by a gaping sinkhole beneath the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.

General Motors' head of global product development, Mark Reuss, said today that the damaged vehicles are some of the most significant in motoring history.

He said the company wants to restore as many of them as possible so car fans can enjoy them.

The sinkhole consumed eight prized cars as though they were toys early yesterday while the museum was closed. Six of the cars are owned by the museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and two are on loan from General Motors.

The cars include a 1992 white 1 millionth Corvette and a 2009 white 1.5 millionth Corvette.

Chevrolet said the restoration will be carried out in Michigan.

AP

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