This morning, workers at the National Corvette Museum were able to rescue the one of a kind black Corvette ZR-1 Spyder from the massive sinkhole inside the Skydome. The Corvette was retrieved with the crane and sat on a flatbed where it was wheeled around to the other side of the museum. There, it was unloaded and put back into the museum next to the other five Corvettes that were previously rescued from the sinkhole.
This 1993 Corvette ZR-1 Spyder was one of two Corvettes on loan from General Motors which fell into the sinkhole. It made its official debut at the 1991 North American Auto Show in Detroit, MI.
The ZR-1 Spyder featured a unique hood and front quarter panel vents to aid in engine compartment cooling. A new tonneau cover flows from the rear deck lid into the passenger compartment. Individual aero bars are integrated into the bodywork behind the seat. True to its speedster form, the windshield and side glass were lowered to accent the “slingshot” design. The Spyder does have a stow-away emergency top that can be attached in case of foul weather.
The car was produced at the CPC Bowling Green Plant and perhaps one of the most unique features on the ZR-1 Spyder was the fact that everyone involved in originally building the car had their signatures on the underside and of the hood and the rear deck lid.
These photos come courtesy of the National Corvette Museum:
Here is video showing the ZR-1 Spyder being lifted from the sinkhole:
With today’s retreival of the ZR-1 Spyder, that leaves just two Corvettes left in the hole. On Friday, the construction team vacuumed enough dirt out of the hole and were able to locate the 2009 1.5 Millionth Corvette and the team will go after that Corvette today. That leaves just the Mallet Z06 that still has to be located.
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