Good news from the National Corvette Museum this week. They announced on Monday with a photo posted on their facebook page that construction workers had finally located the 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 in the sky dome sinkhole. The Z06 was one of two member-donated Corvettes to have fallen into the sinkhole and as the surveillance tape shows, it was the first Corvette to fall when the floor split open in the early morning hours of February 12th.
Here was the NCM message from April 7th:
The final Corvette… #8 of the “Great 8” has been found! The Mallett Hammer is upside down with the nose going to the Spire in the center of the room. There are lots of rocks, so the removal process will be more time consuming that it was with the other cars.
The Corvette came to rest on its top with the wheels up. Based on the way the wheels were angled, I first thought this was the front of the car. But then you see the leaf spring and the torn off muffler and realize that’s the rear of the car.
Surrounding the Mallett Hammer Z06 is a lot of loose rock and gravel and the construction team says the removal of this Corvette will take some time as they can’t vacuum out the heavier rocks and soil like they were able to do previously.
We’re keeping an eye on the skydome’s webcam and we’ll let you know when the extraction is about to happen.
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