In the wee hours of Wednesday, February 12, 2014 a monstrous sinkhole, approximately 40-feet in diameter and 25 to 30-feet deep, seemed to swallow up eight of the most rare and valuable Chevrolet Corvettes in existence. This tragedy took place in the Sky Dome section of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA. Coincidentally, Bowling Green is home to the General Motors Bowling Green Assembly Plant, where Corvettes have been manufactured exclusively since 1981. The extent of the damage to these automobiles, some rare others irreplaceable and all very valuable, is not yet known but preliminary reports have not been promising. The exact cause of the sinkhole is under investigation.
Here is a brief summary of the cars damaged in this catastrophe:
The 1993 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 Spyder is only a static display model, one of two cars which were on loan from GM. The other GM loaner was a 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Blue Devil; a 650hp supercar. Each of these vehicles was valued at over $1-million.
A rare and valuable 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Hardtop in Tuxedo Black.
A 1984 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible PPG Pace Car once driven by Astronaut Neil Armstrong.
A Polo White 1992 Chevrolet Corvette; the 1-millionth ever produced. This car is truly irreplaceable.
A stunning 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Chevrolet Corvette.
A competition ready 525hp 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette.
A 2009 Polo White 1.5-Millionth Chevrolet Corvette; the Polo White Color represents the first 1953 Corvette.