Bowling Green, Kentucky, is home to one of the world’s most expensive collections imaginable. That’s because Bowling Green is the home of the National Corvette Museum, which is basically the most sacred place in the world to Corvette nuts. It’s where Corvettes are built, and it’s where the rarest of the Corvettes are displayed. Or rather, that’s where they were displayed until a giant sinkhole happened. A sinkhole swallowed 8 rare Corvettes at the National Corvette Museum. The sinkhole is estimated to be 40 feet across and 25 to 30 feet deep, and it happened under the Skydome section of the museum, which is an independent building from the rest of the collection but still connected to the museum proper.
Of the eight cars, two were priceless heirlooms: the 1 millionth Corvette off the assembly line and the 1.5 millionth Corvette off the assembly line. The six other cars were also extremely valuable, including a 1962 model, a 40th Anniversary model from 1993, and several super-turned Corvettes from companies like Mallet and Lotus. Long story short, a lot of money went down that sinkhole, and there are a lot of cars the National Corvette Museum is hoping can be gently pulled from the wreckage and repaired.
It’s pretty bad news for sports car fans, but it could have been so much worse.
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