The sinkhole and the subsequent recovery of five of the eight fallen Corvettes is major news and now that the Corvettes are coming out of the ground, national media has been quick to pick up the story.
Work continued today on the sinkhole inside the National Corvette Museum after three of the eight Corvettes were rescuing earlier this week. Although the next recoveries were not expected to happen for a few weeks while the crew reinforces the Sky Dome Spire, the opportunity arose today to grab not one but two more Corvettes, the 1992 1 Millionth Corvette and the 1984 PPG Pace Car.
A ZR1 coupe, one of the rarest Corvettes ever produced, will cross the block in Houston at Mecum’s three day auction April 10th through 12th. The 1972 Corvette ZR1 is one of only twenty produced and one of less than ten actual numbers matching production cars known to exist.
The Elkhart Green with saddle interior award winner is fully documented and has two tank stickers and is part of the Bloomington Gold Special Collection. With only 16,300 miles the car has the matching numbers LT1 engine, M22 “Rock Crusher” 4-speed transmission, J56 and F41 heavy duty brakes and suspension. It will cross the block on Friday, April 11, at Houston’s Reliant Center.
The workers at the National Corvette Museum were back it today and they successfully raised the third Corvette in two days from the massive 40 foot diameter sinkhole which swallowed eight Corvettes last month.
Today’s get was the 1962 Black Corvette roadster, one of two Corvettes donated by members to the Museum.
Back in January, GM unveiled the highly anticipated C7 Z06 at the North American International Auto Show. According to the General Motors, the 2015 Corvette Z06 will be “the most track-capable Corvette ever, designed to deliver supercar levels of performance through unique powertrain, chassis and aerodynamic features.” Corvette enthusiasts from around the world have been waiting for the reintroduction of the legendary model and if you want to be the owner of the new Z06, VIN 001, then you need to be in Palm Beach, Florida for the Barrett-Jackson auction that runs April 11th through 13th.
The National Corvette Museum put out this 4-minute video tonight showing the extraction of the 2009 Corvette ZR1 from the sky dome sinkhole. The video features a number of camera angles not previously seen including one GoPro mounted to the cage that is lowered into the sinkhole.
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The workers at the National Corvette Museum have had a very busy Monday. This morning they were able to successfully extricate the 2009 Corvette ZR1 Blue Devil from the sinkhole inside the Sky Dome and this afternoon they went after car number two which was the 1993 40th Anniversary Corvette known as “Ruby”.
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