Published March 06, 2014
The 1 millionth Chevrolet Corvette ever built has been recovered from a sinkhole that opened up under Kentucky’s National Corvette Museum last month.
It was the fourth car extracted so far out of eight historic Corvettes that fell into the hole, which appeared inside the attraction’s Skydome building during the early hours of February 12th.
The crews didn’t expect to get to the car just yet, as it was buried much deeper than the first three vehicles that were retrieved when the process began on Monday, but were able to haul it out of the rubble by just one wheel on Wednesday.
The milestone white over red convertible was donated to the museum in 1992 by General Motors, which builds the Corvette just down the road at its Bowling Green assembly plant.
The museum reports that while the car’s windshield is crushed, the frame and undercarriage are in good condition and everything else that’s broken can be repaired.
Although the museum is privately-run, General Motors has pledged to repair all of the cars that were damaged in the incident, including the 1.5 millionth Corvette that remains buried.