General Motors has begun restoration work on the 1 millionth Corvette that was damaged when it fell into a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

General Motors has begun restoration work on the 1 millionth Corvette that was damaged when it fell into a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

While the 1992 model suffered quite a bit of damage, GM says their restoration crew will carefully repair the car with as many original parts as possible.  The company went on to say they want to keep the model authentic and as close to original condition as possible.

While eight Corvettes were damaged by the sinkhole, five will remain in their current condition and become part of a sinkhole-themed display at the museum.  As for the fate of the other two cars, the 2009 Corvette ZR1 prototype was returned to its original condition last fall while the National Corvette Museum will oversee the restoration of the 1962 Corvette that was damaged by the sinkhole.

GM begins restoring the 1 Millionth Corvette that was damaged by a sinkhole