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Work Underway To Restore Corvette Damaged In Sinkhole

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Posted at 8:19 AM, Jun 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 02:19:41-04

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Work has gotten underway to restore one of the prized Corvettes damaged nearly 16 months ago when a sinkhole opened beneath the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

The one millionth Corvette was being restored at the General Motors Design Center in Michigan. The white 1992 Corvette was the second of three sinkhole-damaged Corvettes that Chevrolet has pledged to restore.

General Motors officials said the restoration crew was part of GM's Mechanical Assembly group at the Design Center, which has typically spent its time building prototype and concept vehicles.

In all, eight cars were swallowed by the massive sinkhole at the museum. Five of the vehicles were too badly damaged and were set to be displayed in their dented and crushed conditions as part of a future sinkhole-themed display at the museum. 

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