All things considered, the National Corvette Museum sinkhole disaster could have been a lot worse. Imagine, for instance, what might have been if the earth opened up when museum patrons were in the exhibit hall? And while what the cars look like now is getting lots of attention, we figured it might be worth remembering how they looked before a 40-foot hole decided to eat them.

You can see all eight cars in their pre-sinkhole glory over at R&T.

Photos courtesy of the National Corvette Museum.