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 was severely damaged on February 12, 2014, when a sinkhole opened up inside the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. Several other important Corvettes were also damaged, some much worse. A painstaking restoration took place to save the 1,000,000th Corvette and it was returned to factory condition and still contains all the signatures from the workers who helped assemble it. The Corvette was America’s first all-fiberglass-bodied sports car, a vision brought to life by Harley J. Earl.