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General Motors to Restore Three of the NCM Sinkhole Corvettes

Chevrolet and the National Corvette Museum have announced their game plan for restoration of three of the classic Corvettes damaged when they were swallowed by a sinkhole inside the museum in February.

Two of the cars – the 2009 Corvette ZR1 prototype nicknamed the “Blue Devil” and the 1-millionth Corvette produced (a 1992 white convertible) – will be repaired by Chevrolet, which will also pay for the restoration of the black 1962 Corvette to be overseen by the museum.

Corvette Museum to Fill Sinkhole and Restore the SkyDome

Since the National Corvette Museum is a non-profit organization, the decision on what to do with the sinkhole in the Skydome ultimately came down to money.

After giving initial signs a few months ago that a portion of the sinkhole would remain as a tourist attraction, the museum’s board of directors voted Saturday instead to fill the hole and restore the building to its previous condition.

Corvette Museum's Blue Devil Corvette ZR1 to be Restored by GM in September

We’ve apparently learned the fate of at least one of the eight Corvettes swallowed up by the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in February.

The museum has announced that the 2009 Blue Devil ZR1 prototype – the property of General Motors and among the least damaged by the sinkhole – will be heading back to GM for restoration after the NCM’s upcoming 20th anniversary celebration on Labor Day weekend. No one has said where the Blue Devil will be displayed after repairs are made.

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Corvette Museum's Board Opts to Keep Part of the Sky Dome Sinkhole Visible
Photo Credit: National Corvette Museum

With attendance and revenue soaring over last year, thanks to the sinkhole in February that swallowed eight classic cars, the National Corvette Museum Board of Directors decided today to pursue keeping a smaller portion of the hole open, pending further study.

The board had considered two other options: filling the sinkhole and returning the Skydome to its previous condition, or keeping the entire sinkhole as it is.

The option the board chose seems to be a good compromise for all sides.

Via CorvetteVideos.TV

Motor Trend’s Roadkill Ep 27 features a 1975 Corvette and the Corvette Museum’s Sinkhole.

Chevy runs deep! This time Freiburger and Finnegan find out just how deep as they visit the infamous sinkhole that opened up inside the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. To do it Roadkill style, the guys find the worst Corvette they can buy, get it running after sitting for six years, break auto parts, experience gators firsthand, and visit the Corvette assembly plant. Finally, they try and convince the Corvette Museum to let them leave their ’75 Stingray behind…inside the sinkhole.

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Corvette Museum May Leave Some of the Sinkhole Corvettes As Is

The sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum has been covered extensively by reporters from around the world.

But a CNN.com report out last week has some new information that we haven’t heard before.

CNN interviewed renowned Corvette artist Dana Forrester, who’s also lead Corvette restoration member of the museum’s board of directors, and he has some interesting ideas about what to do with the sinkhole.

[VIDEO] 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Retrieved from the Corvette Museum's Sinkhole

After seeing the condition of the first Corvette to fall into the National Corvette Museum’s Sinkhole and the last one out, it’s pretty hard to be excited about the retrieval of the 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette. But the final Corvette is now out and that marks the completion of “Operation Corvette Plus” which is what the workers dubbed the rescue of the “Great 8″ Corvettes that fell into the 40-ft sinkhole on February 12th.

FOUND! The final Corvette has been Located Inside the Corvette Museum's Sinkhole

Good news from the National Corvette Museum this week. They announced on Monday with a photo posted on their facebook page that construction workers had finally located the 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 in the sky dome sinkhole. The Z06 was one of two member-donated Corvettes to have fallen into the sinkhole and as the surveillance tape shows, it was the first Corvette to fall when the floor split open in the early morning hours of February 12th.

[VIDEO] The 2009 1.5 Millionth Corvette Recovered from the Corvette Museum Sinkhole

On Thursday at the National Corvette Museum, workers lifted the seventh of eight Corvettes lost in the sinkhole back to solid ground. The recovered Corvette was the 2009 1.5 Millionth car and was only discovered last week after workers vacuumed enough dirt out of the hole to reveal its location.

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