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Workers Salvage Classic Corvettes from Kentucky Sinkhole

Image: Workers use a crane to recover the 2009 Corvette ZR-1 "Blue Devil," from the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky
Workers use a crane to recover the first Chevrolet Corvette, the 2009 Corvette ZR-1 "Blue Devil," from the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky on March 3, 2014. The 40-foot sinkhole opened up under museum in Kentucky on Feb. 12 and swallowed eight collector cars, including the historic one millionth Corvette built in 1992. Adam Boca / Chevrolet via Reuters

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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.

Image: Workers use a crane to extract the 1993 40th Anniversary Chevrolet Corvette from the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky
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.Steve Fecht / Chevrolet via Reuters

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.

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