It’s been a long, rough road for the Corvettes swallowed by the massive sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum. Unfortunately, one of the eight Corvettes happened to be the one-millionth Corvette ever produced: a 1992 C4 Corvette convertible with red interior, mimicking its forefather.
But, fortunately, after assessing the damage, the 1992 Corvette was deemed salvageable. General Motors invited media inside the restoration operation to have a look at the ongoing build progress at a special garage inside the Warren Technical Center in Detroit.
David Bolognino, director of GM Design Fabrication operations, said nearly every piece of the 1992 Corvette will be restored, while some major pieces, such as the front fascia panel, have seen too much damage after meeting its match with Mother Nature.
“As far as time and money is concerned, we’re going to do whatever it reasonably takes to get this done right,” he told media this past Tuesday.
A sliver of good news for the restoration team was learning the special Corvette did not need to be stripped down to its frame, as original thought after unearthing the car from the sinkhole.
The 1992 Corvette was insured and, after assessing the damage, $30,000 in repairs would be needed to bring the one-millionth Corvette back to its former glory. GM has happy to report the car is halfway finished.