Earlier this year, we talked about the sinkhole developed beneath the National Corvette Museum. Eight classic Corvettes fell into a 40-foot-wide, 30-foot-deep sinkhole and GM said that only three of the eight vehicles will be restored. The lucky models were a 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 prototype (the Blue Devil), a 1962 Corvette and the one-millionth Corvette, a 1962 convertible.
The first model to be restored was the ZR1, nicknamed the Blue Devil, one of the two show cars used by Chevrolet to introduce the all-new Corvette ZR1 in January 2008.
The vehicle was actually loaned from Chevrolet to the National Corvette Museum and the damage included cracked carbon fiber ground effects, a broken passenger-side rocker panel, damaged passenger front fender, cracked windshield, window glass and passenger headlamp assembly.
Moreover, the damages also included bet rear control arms on the driver’s side as well as cracked oil lines to the supercharged LS9 engine’s dry-sump oiling system.