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ZR-1 'Blue Devil' Corvette Emerges From Sinkhole Unscathed, 1993 Ruby Red Damaged

Workers have recovered two of the eight Corvettes that fell into a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum last month, according to General Motors. The 2009 Corvette ZR-1 "Blue Devil" managed to come out from the sinkhole intact, but that was unfortunately not the case for a special 1993 Corvette. Crowds cheered when the Blue Devil emerged from the sinkhole Monday relatively unscathed from its 30-foot fall. The Corvette was even able to drive for 20 feet in the Museum after the rescue. According to John Spencer, manufacturing manager for the Corvette, the Blue Devil sustained minor paint damage, shattered carbon fiber running boards, and a small crack in the windshield. Any mechanical damage was minor. "Mechanically, the worst damage is a split in the oil-supply line for the 6.2L LS9 V-8," Spencer said in a statement. "If you fixed that, you could drive the ZR-1 back to Detroit." A 1993 40th Anniversary Ruby Red Corvette didn't fare as well, however. This model underwent significant damage to the hood, glass windows, and fenders. But GM says that the looks far worse than it is, as the overall frame and suspension appear to be in proper order. The model is "definitely salvageable," according to Spencer. Workers are continuing the recovery process led by Chevrolet this week. Next up to be rescued is the 1962 black Corvette. The remaining cars will be pulled out over the next 60 days and will be put back on display as they are rescued. Meanwhile, the Museum plans to create a special display with information on the sinkhole incident, complete with photos and videos, this spring. Source: General Motors, National Corvette Museum blog
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bradstuart2303
bradstuart2303

Hi,
Good to know that Crowds cheered when the Blue Devil emerged from the sinkhole Monday relatively unscathed from its 30-foot fall. but I have a question that is any human also hurt too. And my favourite brand is also Chevy and two months ago I purchased new Silverado from Mcloughlin Chevy car dealers shop in Oregon.

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