On this day in 1992 the 1,000,000th Corvette rolled out of GM’s Bowling Green, Kentucky, assembly plant. It was a convertible with a red interior, a white exterior and a black top, the same color schemes as all of the original 1953 Corvettes, which celebrated their 39th birthday just two days prior.
The 1,000,000th Corvette suffered severe damage on February 12, 2014, when a sinkhole opened up inside the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. It and several other important Corvettes fell into the hole. A painstaking restoration funded by Chevrolet returned the 1,000,000th Corvette to factory condition. It even still contains all the signatures from the workers who helped assemble it originally.. The Corvette was America’s first all-fiberglass-bodied sports car, a vision brought to life by Harley J. Earl.