It’s hard to believe the National Corvette Museum’s sinkhole tragedy occurred nearly four years ago already. But, here we are. To mark the fourth anniversary of the event, the NCM plans to reveal the 1962 C1 Corvette that was swallowed by the sinkhole and remained in a sorry state for some time.
The museum announced last year that it would restore the 1962 Corvette, which was the final Corvette left in a repairable state. General Motors restored two of the Corvettes, including the one-millionth example, while the others weren’t so lucky. The NCM has undertaken the work at its in-house AutoZone Maintenance and Preservation Area for the past year.
Its reveal will be broadcast live on the NCM’s Facebook page before the car returns to its pre-sinkhole display in the rebuilt Skydome. And to this day, museum-goers can still take a peek at the sinkhole itself through an exhibit that includes a manhole viewing of the cave that resides below the ground.