There's a saying that goes like "One man's junk is another man's treasure", and the National Corvette Museum might follow the course of those very words. Think about it: the broken Vettes attracted a lot of attention in the media, and a lot of people are hooked on the subject. The Museum and the eight cars became famous overnight to a global audience because of the sinkhole disaster, so it would be more than adequate to properly exhibit the cars in their current, battered state.
Even General Motors VP of global design, Edward T. Welbrun Jr., declared for the New York Times that "The initial thought was: Restore them all, but now there has been so much interest that the current thinking is to not restore them, at least right away."
Museum spokeswoman Katie Frassinelly said back in February that people are curious to see the damage caused by the sinkhole so the Kentucky attraction will give them a close look. The five cars that have been fished out of the sinkhole up to this date have become the museum's biggest attractions yet. The National Corvette Museum plans to officially display the eight tattered Vettes from April through July, until the buzz dies down.
Afterwards, GM plans to take these vehicles to Michigan in order to restore them to their previous state. Let's hope that some of the admission fee money will be going on those much-needed repairs to the museum floor.
Via: New York Times