Two "Great Eight" Corvettes Sent for Repairs

By Evan Gorman | 

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- The restoration process has begun for a couple of Corvettes damaged in February's sinkhole collapse.

Over the weekend, thousands of people toured the "Sky dome," where the sink hole formed, swallowing eight of the classic Corvettes. The "Great Eight" have been sitting on display for several months now, just the way they were pulled from the hole.

Museum officials say the repairing decisions were based on the amount of damage and historical values.

"Well, behind me, in this empty space, is where the 2009 XR1 Blue Devil used to sit until 6:30 A.M. when Reliable Trucking came to pick it up, along with the one millionth car, to take them to Michigan for repairs. These repairs are going to be overseen by the GM Heritage Center, and we're looking forward to getting them back home," Museum Communication Coordinator, Bob Bubnus, said.

The 1962 black Corvette, which is currently on display, will be the third and final classic car to be repaired.

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