It was tragedy when the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum took eight prized, and significant Corvettes with it over one year ago. One of those prized Corvettes was a white 1992 C4 Corvette convertible, the one-millionth Corvette ever produced.
General Motors has ensured us the 1992 Corvette would be restored with precision, and won’t disregard such a milestone for the Corvette name. Earlier this week, media was invited inside the Warren Technical Center to have a look at how restoration was going, and the NCM captured a video featuring Ed Welburn, GM Vice President of Global Design, and his thoughts on the one-millionth Corvette.
Welburn says he was utterly shocked when he heard about the sinkhole, and thought someone was playing a joke. But, once he saw the video evidence, he knew the 1992 Corvette had to be saved, no matter the cost.
Restorers were shocked when they began dismantling the 1992 C4 Corvette. As body pieces were removed, they revealed signatures of every employee who worked on building this one-millionth Corvette as it was assembled. Signatures flood the bodywork, and can be found behind the bumpers, under door panels, virtually everywhere.
The restoration team knew they had to preserve every signature, and Welburn says that goal will be accomplished. Although, one signature fell on a piece that cannot be saved, but he says it will be repurposed in an honorable, and creative matter. The restoration team also says the 1992 Corvette will be done in time for the NCM’s Labor Day weekend event in September, which will surely draw a mighty crowd.
See what else Welburn has to say in the video right down below.