ZR1 Blue Devil Corvette Rescued From Sinkhole

by Christopher Freeburn | March 4, 2014 11:43 am

ZR1 Blue Devil Corvette Rescued From Sinkhole

On Monday, workers were able to lift a ZR1 Blue Devil Corvette out of a 30-foot sinkhole[1].

Despite its plunge, the 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil Corvette started up and was driven about 20 feet. The ZR1 Blue Devil Corvette was found to “nearly unscathed” to the relief of officials at the National Corvette Museum, which had coordinated careful efforts to retrieve the vehicle from the sinkhole, the Daily News noted.

On Tuesday, workers are expected to attempt to retrieve a 1962 Black Corvette from the sinkhole. That Corvette is said to have a five ton chunk of concrete sitting on its front end.

Along with the ZR1 Blue Devil Corvette, a 1993 “Ruby Red” 40th Anniversary Corvette, a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder, a 1984 PPG Pace Car, a 1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette, a 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette, and a 2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette were swallowed by the sinkhole.

The ZR1 Blue Devil Corvette and its companions ended up deep in the ground[2] when a sinkhole opened under the Bowling Green, Kentucky museum on Feb. 11, swallowing the pricey vehicles. The ZR1 Blue Devil Corvette and another car had been loaned to the museum by General Motors (GM[3]).

Endnotes:
  1. out of a 30-foot sinkhole: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/8-corvettes-swallowed-corvette-museum-sinkhole-saved-article-1.1709281
  2. ended up deep in the ground: http://investorplace.com/2014/02/sink-hole-national-corvette-museum/#.UxYCNdxhOf0
  3. GM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GM

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