Sinkhole corvettes

Sunken Corvette Museum Cars to be Displayed Before Repairs

Since a massive sinkhole swallowed up 8 historic Chevrolet Corvettes at the National Corvette Museum, fans around the world have wondered just how badly damaged those rare American sports cars are and due to the popularity of that discussion – the museum will have these Corvettes on display in their damaged state for a short time before the cars are sent off for repairs.

There have been a variety of videos and still images showing the tragic carnage inside of the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green Kentucky. While we can see parts of many of those 8 Corvettes, a couple of them are completely out of sight along with vast portions of the cars that we can see so it is hard to say how much damage has been done to the cars that we can see – and impossible to guess just how much damage has been done to the cars that are totally buried.

General Motors has already stated that these 8 classic Corvettes will be fully restored at the same body shop that cares for the GM Historical Collection so we know that at one point in the near future, these cars will be as good as new. Even with that in mind, many people (myself included) are wondering just how badly mangled these cars will be when they are removed from the huge hole in the Earth and let the world see how much damage has been done to these Corvettes, the National Corvette Museum is going to have them all on display for a short time before being shipped off for repairs.

Based on a report by the Detroit Free Press, the National Corvette Museum will beginning displaying these damaged cars as they are exhumed from the 50 foot sinkhole in the floor of the museum’s Skydome. The extraction process is slated to begin sometime in March and the first cars could be up and out of the hole by April. It is at that point that the Corvette Museum plans to open this limited time display showing the sunken cars and each time a new Corvette is pulled from the hole – it will join the sinkhole display. It is expected to take a couple months to get all of the Corvettes out of the huge sinkhole but the museum plans to keep these cars on display until July…at which point they will all be shipped to Michigan for a full restoration with some of the best GM body shop workers in the world.


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