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Chevrolet to oversee restoration of sinkholed Corvettes

Chevrolet to oversee restoration of sinkholed Corvettes image

Text: / Photos: Chevrolet Press | posted February 14, 2014 12:15

Chevrolet will oversee restoration project of the Corvettes damaged who fell victim to the massive sinkhole in the National Corvette Museum. General Motors Design in Warren, Michigan will lead the restoration project while Ed Welburn, Vice President of GM Global design, will oversee it.

“The vehicles at the National Corvette Museum are some of the most significant in automotive history. 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,” said Mark Reuss, Executive Vice President of General Motors Global Product Development.

The 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil” was the first 2009 ZR1 produced. It was one of two cars on loan from GM that were damaged

When the cars are recovered they will be shipped to the Mechanical Assembly facility which is a small specialty shop within GM Design. From there, the damaged Corvettes will undergo restoration.

The National Corvette Museum is independently owned and supported by donations from enthusiasts. It is currently accepting donations on its website (corvettemuseum.org) for repairing the facility.

Fewer than 12 1993 ZR-1 Spyders were ever built. It was one of two cars on loan from GM that were damaged 

A 1993 40th Anniversary Corvette Convertible in Ruby Red was one of the cars damaged by the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum