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Kentucky Corvette Museum works to pull cars from sinkhole

By Kyle Johnson,

The National Corvette Museum in Kentucky began officially pulling up the expensive vehicles on Monday out of the sinkhole that opened up in early February.

According to Vette Web, the first car out was the 2009 Corvette ZR1 "Blue Devil" prototype. Despite falling into the hole several weeks ago, it was still able to start up and drive about 20 feet.

Construction manager Mike Murphy said of the Blue Devil still working, "It's wonderful... just seven more to go." He added, "That's a GM product for you. They take a licking and keep on ticking!"

The project crew first began preparations last week and then on Saturday, the ZR1 was put into the rigging to be tested before they officially pulled it up on Monday.

The crew plans to work on pulling the 1993 40th Anniversary Corvette "Ruby Red" up later on Monday, with the 1962 Black Corvette set to be retrieved the following day.

The sinkhole opened up in early February in the Skydome area of the museum and eight cars in total fell in. General Motors announced that they would be restoring the Corvettes after they are retrieved.

image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

 
 

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