ZR1 Blue Devil Corvette was rescued from a sinkhole in Kentucky. The rare Corvette was the first to be freed from the sinkhole that opened up underneath the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. According to WebProNews on Mar. 4, it started right up and was still in drivable condition.
The first vehicle to make it out of the sinkhole is the “Blue Devil” that made its way out of the doorway using its own power.
ZR1 Blue Devil Corvette was one of eight cars that fell into the 30 foot by 40 foot sinkhole which opened up underneath the floor of the museum's Skydome. Other cars to be rescued include the Ruby Red 1993 40th Anniversary Corvette and the 1962 Black Corvette. A timeline has been set up to get to the remainder of the vehicles including the 2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette, 2001 Mallet Hammer Z06 Corvette, 1992, White 1 Millionth Corvette, 1984 PPG Pace Car, and the 1993 ZR-1 Spyder.
The ZR1 Blue Devil Corvette is heavily modified and assembled by hand at the factory in Bowling Green. The car has many blue details and includes a clear polycarbonate panel on the hood. It is supercharged and can put out 638 base horsepower.
As reported on Feb. 12 by this Examiner in "Corvette museum sinkhole swallows eight cars whole," the entire incident was caught on camera. Security cameras will remain in place to capture the recovery as well. The cars will remain at the museum until Aug. 3.
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