Before and after shot of sinkhole Corvette paints sorry picture
The car in the image above is (or was) a 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette, which was buried under tons of rubble when the sinkhole opened up beneath it. It once boasted nearly 700bhp thanks to its many performance enhancements and was worth $125,000 (£75,000) when it was donated to the museum.
"It looks like a piece of tin foil," Kevin Helmintoller, who donated the car to the museum last December, told Fox News.
"I'm still glad I'm here, because I would have never believed it was this bad. I'm not positive I would have recognised it," he added.
The eight cars are widely believed to have a total value exceeding $1 million (£596,500), the museum revealed.
Experts at the museum will now assess the crumpled remains and decide which cars can be salvaged. According to a spokesperson from Chevrolet, some cars suffered merely minor or superficial damage while others are beyond repair.