Crews working at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky finally extracted the Corvette ZR-1 Spyder from the sink hole that swallowed several rare cars. The car was only partially visible since dirt had fallen on a large portion after the car fell into the giant hole. The moment of truth arrives when crews cleared the dirt off the car in preparation for hauling it out of the hole, revealing that it has been extensively damaged.
Fortunately the ZR-1 Spyder will not stay in its severely crippled state for long. GM has already stepped up and offered its restoration services for all of the recovered Corvettes. Each car will be fully restored, preserving the true nature of each model. Of course, the restoration process will take some time, considering how rare cars like the ZR-1 Spyder are. Eventually, they will be returned to the museum, which has not officially announced where it will house the recovered cars.
Digging around the Spyder also revealed the 1.5 Millionth Corvette, a car that before was completely lost in the hole. “When we started digging around the Black Spyder, we found a piece of white fiberglass underneath it and we continued to expose that until we saw that it was the 1.5 Millionth car,” said Mike Murphy, CEO of Scott, Murphy and Daniel Construction. “We had no idea where it was, we just happened upon it. We hope when we move the white car we find the red car that way, because we’ve just not had any luck detecting where it is.”