National Corvette Museum Sinkhole Update: 1-Millionth Corvette Restoration Underway

We all remember the sinkhole that opened up under the Skydome at the National Corvette Museum (NCM) last February. The massive 45-by-60-foot hole swallowed up eight legendary Corvettes and the NCM vowed to restore three of the damaged vehicles, while it plans to leave the others in their as-damaged state in order to preserve their historical significance.

Perhaps the most historically significant vehicle of them all, the 1-millionth Corvette ever produced, is still being reassembled more than 16-months ago after the incident.

The other vehicle, a 2009 Corvette ZR1 prototype, was only lightly damaged and was returned to showroom condition last fall while the NCM has also vowed to restore another car, a 1962 Corvette.

GM’s Mechanical Assembly group, normally located at the GM Design Center, is leading the painstaking restoration process of the white 1992 Corvette and they are doing everything they can to preserve the original vehicle and its precious bodywork.

Eight historic Corvettes– two on loan and six owned by the NCM– were damaged that fateful February day:

  • 1993 ZR-1 Spyder (on loan)
  • 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil” prototype (on loan)
  • 1962 Corvette
  • 1984 PPG Pace Car
  • 1992 1 millionth Corvette
  • 1993 40th Anniversary Corvette
  • 2001 “Mallett Hammer” Z06
  • 2009 1.5 millionth Corvette

We’ll bring you more on the restoration of the 1-millionth Corvette ever produced as soon as we can.