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Chevrolet to oversee restoring sinkhole Corvettes
Chevrolet has taken on the job of restoring the classic Corvettes swallowed by a gaping sinkhole beneath the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
GM's head of global product development Mark Reuss said Thursday the damaged vehicles are some of the most significant in auto history.
He says the company wants to restore as many of them as possible so auto fans can enjoy them.
The sinkhole consumed eight prized cars like they were toys early Wednesday when the museum was closed. Six of the cars are owned by the museum in Bowling Green, Ky., and two are on loan from General Motors.
The cars include a 1992 white 1 millionth Corvette and a 2009 white 1.5 millionth Corvette.
Chevrolet says the restoration will be done in Michigan.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- A sinkhole has collapsed part of the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, damaging eight cars there but not shutting down the facility.
Bowling Green city spokeswoman Kim Lancaster says the hole opened up at around 5:40 a.m. CST Wednesday, setting off an alarm and a call to the fire department.
The hole is in part of the domed section of the museum, and that area will remain closed. That's an original part of the facility for which construction began in 1992 and was completed in 1994.
Lancaster says information is still being gathered about what exactly happened, but this appears to be the first incident of its kind at the property.
No injuries have been reported.