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ZR-1 Spyder Pulled From Sinkhole At Corvette Museum

ZR-1 Spyder Pulled From Sinkhole At Corvette Museum

CREATED Apr 1, 2014

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Another classic car has been pulled out of the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green.

Crews pulled out the ZR-1 Spyder around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning. It suffered quite a bit of damage after a huge boulder and concrete slab fell on top of it when the sinkhole caved in on February 12.

"We have always feared that as we dig further into the hole, that the cars would continue to be in worse shape," said Katie Frassinelli, Marketing and Communications Manager. "Unfortunately those predictions were accurate. The 1.5 Millionth has both a large boulder and a concrete slab laying on it. We anticipate that when that car is pulled out, possibly on Wednesday, that it's going to be in even worse shape than the Spyder."

The ZR-1 represents the first time a concept car was ever assembled on a production assembly line. It was debuted at the 1991 North American Auto Show.

The hood, which features signatures of all those involved in building the car, has not been found yet.

Crews planned to keep working to remove the boulder and the concrete slab in preparation for removal of the 1.5 Millionth Wednesday or Thursday.

The Spyder is now on display in the Museum's Exhibit Hall.

Five other Corvettes were removed last month.