Corvette Museum Sinkhole Starts the Filling Process
Corvette Museum executive director, Wendell Strode, officially started filling in the Corvette-munching sinkhole by throwing the first rock into the abyss on Monday.
The repairs are expected to take a while, but there’s comfort in knowing the 1 Millionth Corvette, which is valued at $750,000, won’t wind up living out the rest of its days at the museum in its current condition, which would be another catastrophe in and of itself.
If you’ve been dying to see the sinkhole that swallowed up the Corvettes at the National Corvette Museum, you’d better hop on over there because this is your last chance to have a look before it gets filled.
The Blue Devil ZR1 Corvette, one of eight ‘Vettes swallowed in that sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum, will be making an appearance at SEMA this week in a much brighter light.
It appears the jury is still out on whether all of the “Magnificent Eight” Corvettes damaged in the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum will be restored. Some of the cars (like the 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06) are so badly mangled that it’s hard to imagine what it would take to actually restore them. Of course, the Museum has already said it will display all the damaged Corvettes through the summer for visitors to see. Now it seems museum officials might leave a few of the cars unrestored and on display permanently.