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.
Everyone said this would be the hardest of the first three Corvettes to extract due to the car leaning on a 5-ton piece of concrete. Workers took their time and slipped various cables around the car and from the pics it looks like they went through the engine bay and around the frame.
At around 1:30 ET, the Corvette slowly started its accent and after it cleared the hole, it was rotated over to the landing zone. With the Corvette’s nose still pointing up, workers attached straps to the rear of the car and hooked it to the bobcat. As the crane let down the Corvette, the bobcat pulled it slowly backwards so that it would come to rest gently on its tires.
Once all four tires touched the ground, another chorus of cheers were let out. Following pictures and brief walkaround by various staff members, the Corvette was wheeled around the building and took its place in the display hall with the previous rescued 2009 Corvette ZR1 “Blue Devil” and the 1993 “Ruby” 40th Anniversary Corvette.
Here are some photos of the Corvette rising from the sinkhole and then resting inside the NCM:
Here’s video of the 1962 Corvette being rescued from the Corvette Museum’s sinkhole:
Photo Credits: National Corvette Museum, NCM Insurance, Stephanie Morrill
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