photo courtesy of the National Corvette Museum
A 40-foot wide and 20-foot deep sinkhole shocked employees at Kentucky’s National Corvette Museum on Wednesday morning. The sinkhole fell through some time around 5:30 a.m., according to security footage at the museum. The hole caused severe amounts of damage, and although the Sky Dome seems to have suffered no structural damage, the hole through the floor swallowed up eight of the most iconic cars from Corvette history.
The cars that were lost in the damage are:
A 1962 Black Corvette
The 1984 PPG Pace Car
The 1992 White One Millionth Corvette
One of the 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvettes
A 1993 ZR-1 Spyder
The 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette
and the 2009 White 1
The cars lost will be missed greatly, and the remainder of the cars are being evacuated from that portion of the museum. If you would like to see video footage of the sinkhole, or get a better picture of what the damage looks like, the Corvette Museum’s website has the security footage posted for viewers to watch.
If you are a Corvette lover and feel drawn to help with the restoration process, you can make a tax-deductible donation that will go directly to this project.
For us at Classic Auto, this is just another reminder of why valuable, quality car insurance is so important. We never know when a roof is going to collapse or when a floor is going to cave in! Give us a call and let us help you protect the investments you’ve made in your classic Corvette collection!
About the Author
Drew Yagodnik is Vice President of Classic Automobile Insurance Agency, Inc. Classic Automobile Insurance Agency has been protecting collector, classic and exotics since 1992.