Remember almost two years ago, when a massive sinkhole opened up under the Corvette Museum in Bowling, Kentucky? Us too. Now, Chevrolet has completed restoration on its one-millionth Corvette after more than four months and 1,200 man-hours of work.
The white 1992 Corvette was an icon as it marked the one-millionth unit ever produced. Housed in the Corvette Museum, it endured serious damage when the sinkhole swallowed it, along with other priceless Corvettes.
“As the one and only 1 millionth Corvette, its preservation was important to us as the designers of the vehicle – and as Corvette enthusiasts,” said Ed Welburn, vice president of GM Global Design in a statement. “The damage was significant in many ways; however we have one of the most highly skilled specialty shops and team of people in the industry, so they were fully prepared to take on the challenge.”
To the best of the team’s ability, the Corvette was restored to its exact original glory, including almost all of the components. Accessing original parts and meeting specifications proved to be the biggest challenge, but with painstaking attention to detail and the team’s expertise, the Corvette will be returned to the Corvette Museum with every original detail intact.
Here at Dahl Chevrolet, we’re thrilled to see Chevy complete this project. Incredibly important to the Chevrolet brand, the one-millionth Corvette now tells an even bigger story.