Chevrolet has announced it will restore the eight Corvettes which were destroyed by the sinkhole that opened up underneath the National Corvette Museum earlier this week. The restoration will be undertaken by the GM Design Center in Warren, Mich. and overseen by Ed Welburn.
“The vehicles at the National Corvette Museum are some of the most significant in automotive history,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president of General Motors Global Product Development. “There can only be one 1-millionth Corvette ever built. We want to ensure as many of the damaged cars are restored as possible so fans from around the world can enjoy them when the Museum reopens.”
When the cars are recovered from the hole they will be shipped to the Mechanical Assembly facility, a small shop within the Design Center. Mechanical Assembly maintains and restores many of the cars in the GM Heritage Collection and many of GM’s past concept cars.
The National Corvette Museum is independently owned and operated and runs solely through donations. The museum is currently accepting donations on its website to assist in fixing the sinkhole and getting the museum back up and running.