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Post by JB2wheeler on Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:47 pm

Eight Corvettes were damaged at the museum when a giant sink hole opened up under a 6 inch concrete slab. The concrete appearred to not have any rebar in it and gave way. The cars were later rare models except for one beautiful 62 black Corvette. JB
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Post by Tom77 on Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:56 pm

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Post by driveit on Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:07 pm

I heard it was 2.5 million in damages just to the cars alone.
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Post by pila on Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:08 pm

I worked on a lot of the early Corvettes, like up the '63 model years. Never wanted one myself. I would rather get killed in a steel bodied car ! Very Happy 

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Post by 77mali on Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:48 pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2557736/Sinkhole-opens-National-Corvette-Museum-Kentucky-damaging-eight-vehicles.html

The 1 surviving 1983 was not a victim. Apparently, the museum is still open less the room where this occurred....weird.
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Post by JB2wheeler on Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:57 pm

They are now saying that most, if not all, the cars will be restored. They will be taken to the design studio where they were first designed. The way I see it is they are saying the Chevy dealers are not capible of repairing the cars. Why should we take our cars to the dealer for repairs if they are incompetant? JB
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Post by ant7377 on Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:31 am

I think the damage is far more than what a dealer is capable of,on that note our local dealer isn't very capable so maybe you have a point.
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Post by dynchel on Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:46 am

pila wrote:I worked on a lot of the early Corvettes, like up the '63 model years.  Never wanted one myself.  I would rather get killed in a steel bodied car ! Very Happy 
My former uncle had a '62 that he purchased in '64 (from the original owner) It was the first car i rode in went to 55 mph in first gear, and second to third at 100 mph....
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Post by 77mali on Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:50 am

This was at a local show a couple of years ago.  This gentleman has had his 54 since new and it is museum quality. He took home a trophy that day for best in show. The car has 40,000 miles on it and looks as if it just left the assembly line.

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Post by ant7377 on Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:55 am

Worth a few bucks^^^^
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Post by 77mali on Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:33 am

This was his reaction after I offered him $10,000
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"Buh-Bye Sonny"
lol!
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Post by 77mali on Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:05 pm

Here's the latest from the Corvette Museum Youtube....the wrecks will be displayed for a bit- then off to Chevy for restoration. Scroll down to "Sinkhole" on their page, all types of videos about the sinkhole & recovery process.

https://www.youtube.com/user/corvettemuseum
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