The one millionth Chevrolet Corvette ever built has been restored to its former glory 18 months after it was swallowed up by a sinkhole.
After 1,200 man hours, the white 1992 convertible roadster – one of General Motors’ most iconic cars – looks good as new.
The priceless car fell into the 40-foot wide and 30-foot deep sinkhole while on display at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with seven other vehicles in February last year.
And now, General Motors have released photographs and a time-lapse video showing the painstaking craftsmanship that was required to return the iconic Corvette to its former glory after it was unveiled and put back on permanent display at the museum last week.
Although the convertible was not the most valuable car among the eight that fell into the sinkhole, GM vowed to restore it due to its place in the company’s history.
It had rolled off the assembly line on July 2, 1992, with a red interior and a black roof –the same colors as the original 1953 model – bearing the signature of every single worker who had contributed to its creation.
This article and other pictures originally appeared on the Daily Mail.