A sinkhole has swallowed eight rare Corvettes at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green Kentucky.
No injuries were reported when the ground caved in early Wednesday morning.
Despite the hole, estimated to be 40ft (12m) wide and 30ft deep, parts of the museum remain open, said a spokeswoman.
Two of the damaged cars – a 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil and a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder – were on loan to the museum from the company.
Six other cars owned by the museum were damaged by the sinkhole: a 1984 PPG Pace Car; a 1962 black Corvette; a 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette; a 1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette; a 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette; and a 2009 white 1.5 Millionth Corvette.
The National Corvette Museum is adjacent to the plant where General Motors builds the Corvette sports car.
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Dear Jeff Lane:
We hope you have checked the ground under the Lane Motor Museum. After all, Nashville is close to Bowling Green, KY, and the geology is very similar! To loose a few Corvettes is one thing, but to see the floor of your eclectic collection open up into a sink hole would truly be a shocker!
Best wishes for a solid future!
– CITROËNVIE !
UPDATE: Mar 5, 2014 – We were wondering how they would extricate the 8 Corvettes that had gone down in the corvette museum sink-hole – well, here’s the answer: