Sinkhole-swallowed Corvettes soon to be restored

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WARREN, Mich. (AP) — General Motors Co. says it’s preparing to restore three prized Chevrolet Corvettes extracted from the depths of a sinkhole at a Kentucky museum.

GM recently received the classic vehicles that were among eight gobbled up by the 40-foot-wide by 60-foot deep hole in February at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. Among them is the 1 millionth Corvette, which sustained significant damage.

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The Detroit-based automaker invited the media on Wednesday to see the vehicle before restoration begins next month at its Design Center Fabrication Operations in suburban Warren. The work is expected to take six months.

The museum is near the factory where Corvettes are made. Sinkholes are common in the Bowling Green area, where many large and deep caves run underground.

 

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