Corvette museum to display cars eaten by sinkhole

7:31 PM, Feb 21, 2014   |    comments
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BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky (AP) - Curious to see the damage that a huge sinkhole inflicted on eight classic cars at the National Corvette Museum?

The Kentucky attraction plans to give visitors a close look.

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The cars will go on display before they're taken to Michigan for repairs. Museum spokeswoman Katie Frassinelli said the museum has heard from people wanting to see the damage.

The vehicles were consumed when the earth gave way Feb. 12 beneath a display area in the museum's Sky Dome before the tourist attraction opened for the day. No injuries were reported, and the Corvette plant about a half mile from the museum was not affected.

Work to retrieve the cars nearest the surface could start in a couple of weeks, Frassinelli said.

The museum plans to display the damaged cars from April through July:

  • 1962 black Corvette
  • 1984 PPG pace car for the Indy 500
  • 1992 white 1 millionth-built Corvette
  • 1993 ruby red 40th anniversary Corvette
  • 1993 ZR1 Spyder on loan from General Motors, a design study that was never built.
  • 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette, a one-off tuner model.
  • 2009 white 1.5 millionth-built Corvette.
  • 2009 ZR1 "Blue Devil" on loan from General Motors, the show car for the re-introduction of the ZR1, last built in the early 1990s.

More cars will be added as they are recovered. Chevrolet is in charge of restoring the cars.

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