Chevrolet to Oversee Restoration of Corvettes Damaged in Sinkhole

By | February 18, 2014
Last week, a sinkhole opened up in the Skydome area of the National Corvette Museum, swallowing up eight prized Corvette models. To help with the recovery efforts, Chevrolet has announced that it will oversee restorations to the damaged models, with vice president of General Motors Global Design Ed Welburn leading the project. The affected Corvette models are currently being recovered and will be shipped to the Mechanical Assembly facility to determine the best restoration approach. "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 GM Global Product Development, in a statement. The chosen restoration shop has been part of GM Design since the 1930s, and is mainly used to restore and maintain vehicles from the GM Heritage Collection, along with the company's concept vehicles. This specialty shop will assess each Corvette and determine what needs to be done to precisely restore each model. Along with help from Chevrolet, the National Corvette Museum is currently accepting tax-deductible donations through its website to help with repairs. Source: General Motors