The restoration of the one millionth Chevrolet Corvette has just been successfully completed by General Motors.
It took the American automaker four months and in excess of 1200 man hours to complete the restoration of the car. It was heavily damaged last year when a sinkhole opened up under the National Corvette Museum in the U.S.
General Motors managed to source a number of components from another Corvette from the same year and painted in the same shade of white. For example, the bonnet, front fascia and a number of ancillary components were taken from this other Corvette. GM employees who worked on the restoration signed a number of the original and new components to denote the significance of this particular Corvette.
Discussing the finished result, GM global design vice president Ed Welburn said “The damage was significant in many ways; however we have one of the most highly skilled specialty shops and team of people in the industry, so they were fully prepared to take on the challenge.” He added “As the one and only 1 millionth Corvette, its preservation was important to us as the designers of the vehicle – and as Corvette enthusiasts.”