Exactly four years ago, a massive sinkhole appeared directly under the National Corvette Museum, swallowing eight of the rarest and most special Corvettes on Earth. Of the eight, five were put back on display unrestored, and two were brought back to their original condition by the General Motors heritage program. The last one, a 1962 Corvette finished in Tuxedo Black, has just finished its restoration process, and it looks stunning.
Fortunately for us, the museum set up cameras and recorded the entire restoration process from start to finish. Although it may not have looked it from some of the footage, the car needed some major repairs. There were several splits in its fiberglass body, and plenty of other exterior damage.
After four years, the black Vette looks as good as new, and it’s finally ready to be put back on display. That means all eight cars are together again, which we’re sure makes for a cool exhibit.
This story originally appeared on Road & Track.