Monday, March 3, 2014

First Historic Corvette Recovered From Sinkhole


The recovery of the first of eight historic Corvettes that fell into a sinkhole under the National Corvette Museum last month began Monday with the successful extraction of the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 "Blue Devil." The car was in good enough condition to drive 20 feet to the doorway of the museum’s Skydome.
Based on initial inspection, the ZR-1 sustained minimal damage, despite falling nearly 30 feet when the hole opened beneath an exhibit area on Feb. 12. The ZR-1 emerged from the depths of the sinkhole, where workers test-lifted the car on Saturday, at about 11:35 a.m. EST Monday.
The team plans to recover the 1962 Corvette and the 1993 40th Anniversary Corvette this week, and the remaining cars in the next 60 days.
"The recovery of the ZR-1 went incredibly well," said Mike Murphy, CEO of Scott, Murphy & Daniel construction. "Obviously, there's a lot of work still to do. But, watching the ZR-1 drive out of the museum was a great start to the recovery effort."
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