Value of damage to museum Skydome and rare cars currently unknown

In what can be simply called a horrible fluke, the ground below the National Corvette Museum’s famous Skydome became unstable, creating a sinkhole swallowing eight rare Corvettes on display.

The sinkhole appeared, thankfully, when the museum was closed and nobody was present. However, two cars were on loan from General Motors – a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder and 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil” – along with six other cars owned by the museum. They include a 1962 Black Corvette, 1984 PPG Pace Car, 1993 White 1 Millionth Corvette, 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette, 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06, and 2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette.

Check out the video above and additional videos below of the sinkhole forming and a remote-controlled helicopter ride into the crevasse.

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