Workers use a crane to recover the first Chevrolet Corvette, the 2009 Corvette ZR-1 "Blue Devil," from a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. on Monday. The 40-foot sinkhole opened up under the museum on Feb. 12 and swallowed eight collector cars, including the historic one millionth Corvette built in 1992.
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Workers use a crane to extract the 1993 40th Anniversary Chevrolet Corvette from the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. on March 3.
The 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette (seen above) was removed from the sinkhole by late Monday afternoon. The red Corvette has sustained a substantial amount of damage compared to the "Blue Devil," with the Bowling Green Daily News reporting it has windows missing, a cracked windshield, as well as several dents and scratches. With several cars still covered in rubble, the extent of the overall damage is unclear.
Crews are expected to attempt a third recovery on Tuesday, according to the museum's website, but the effort to salvage the 1962 Black Corvette may prove trickier with a five-ton concrete slab partially resting on the front of the vehicle.
First published March 3 2014, 2:59 PM