July 2, 1992 – 1,000,000th Corvette

On this day in 1992, Just two days after the Corvette’s 39th production birthday, the 1,000,000th Corvette rolled out of the Bowling Green, Kentucky assembly plant. It was a convertible that featured a red interior, a white exterior and a black top, the same color schemes as all of the original 1953 Corvettes. The Corvette was America’s first all-fiberglass-bodied sports car, a vision of brought to life by Harley J. Earl. For more information about the history of the Corvette see the post from June 30, two days ago, when the first Corvette rolled off the assembly line in 1953. The 1,000,000th Corvette was severely damaged on February 12, 2014 when a sinkhole opened up inside the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Several other famous Corvettes were also damaged, some much worse. A painstaking restoration took place to save the 1,000,000 Corvette and today it is in factory condition, still containing all the signatures of the workers who helped assemble the car. Photos:The 1,000,000 Corvette leaves the assembly plant – Courtesy ChevroletThe car inside the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum – Courtesy Chevrolet MuseumThe car after being pulled from the sinkhole – Courtesy ChevroletThe car after restoration – Courtesy Chevrolet

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