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First corvettes pulled from the depths
« on: March 04, 2014, 02:48:30 pm »
As most have known, a sinkhole opened up under the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky swallowing 8 prized 'vettes. Yesterday they pulled out the first two. Amazingly the blue one called 'Blue devil', a 2009 ZR1 prototype not only looks pretty good considering, but started up and drove away! The red one, called 'Ruby', a 1993 40th anniversary model, wasn't so lucky. she's gonna need a little tlc. According to reports the cars will be carefully removed, then sent to a GM facility here in Michigan for repair/restoration. Can't remember the name of the place, put probably the same R&D facility that we would send our ZR-1 frame protos. Here's a couple vids on the event. WARNING: MAY BE HARD TO WATCH IF YOU'RE A CORVETTE FAN.   :eek:



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Pulled out of the hole and she fires up. Like a rock baby!  :punk:



The '93 isn't so lucky.



Also appears that there's a huge piece of concrete being held up by the '62, and there's still more buried under the dirt. They value them at $2million, but I'm thinking that if the 2009 ZR-1 went on sale it could get maybe that by itself.


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Re: First corvettes pulled from the depths
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2014, 04:41:15 pm »
We as humans will some day learn to stop pissing off Mother Nature.  She is a vindictive lady. 

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Re: First corvettes pulled from the depths
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2014, 12:04:30 am »
Thats just crazy!!

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Re: First corvettes pulled from the depths
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2014, 12:59:44 am »
I am not a corvette fan but i feel really bad for those cars.
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Re: First corvettes pulled from the depths
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2014, 01:20:27 pm »
Rescuing the '62



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Re: First corvettes pulled from the depths
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2014, 11:05:23 pm »
The 62 doesnt look too bad im surprised


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Re: First corvettes pulled from the depths
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2014, 01:15:22 pm »
And the last one comes up. 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06. This car was donated to the museum just a few months ago. The owners put over 12 years of customization into the car before they donated it. Couple things to remember as you watch it hauled out of the hole. This car had a roll cage, and GM vowed to restore every one of the cars. This is gonna be a tough restore. If you want to see them before GM gets them, they will be on display as is until August.

« Last Edit: April 19, 2014, 05:07:19 pm by lilfroger »


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