ZR1 Blue Devil Corvette Recovered in Kentucky Museum

By on Mar 4, 2014 in Automobile, United States Comments
Corvette Museum Sinkhole

Corvette Museum Sinkhole
Credit: National Corvette Museum

The recovery of several Corvette cars swallowed by a museum sinkhole has started in the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Eight rare Corvettes inside the museum went down a 40-foot wide sinkhole that opened up lst February 12, 2014. Initial plan is for workers to recover at least three cars. The other five cars that include Corvette’s 1 millionth and the 1.5 millionth cars will be harder to recover since they were buried deeper into the hole and were covered with soil.

Recovery of the cars from the museum sinkhole was covered via live streaming. Watch the video of the Corvette museum sinkhole recovery by clicking here.

A blue colored 2009 Corvette ZR1 was among the first to be pulled out of the museum sinkhole.

According to reports, the Blue Devil Corvette was still in good condition and was even driven away from the area.

A 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette was the second car to be recovered. The 1962 black Corvette is expected to be pulled out of the museum sinkhole on Tuesday.

After the first three cars are recovered, the museum will start the more difficult task of digging out the remaining five, which are buried much deeper under the collapsed floor and earth.

Reports say that General Motors will shoulder the cost of repairs on the damaged cars.

When all the Corvettes are recovered from the museum sinkhole, the area will be refilled and reconstructed.

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