The First Sinkhole Corvette Was Restored For SEMA And Looks Perfect

The 2009 Corvette ZR1 was the first car recovered from the massive 30-foot-deep sinkhole at the Corvette Museum and also the first car restored for SEMA.

While the sinkhole swallowed eight Corvettes, only this, which is one of the two original 2009 ZR1 show cars, the 1-millionth Corvette and the 1962 Corvette gets restored by GM's team. The other five will remain in their as-recovered state.

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The "Blue Devil" ZR1 in the workshop with cracked carbon-fiber ground effects and a broken passenger-side rocker panel, damaged passenger front fender as well as cracks in both doors, a cracked windshield, hood window glass and passenger headlamp assembly, bent rear control arms on the driver's side and cracked oil lines to the supercharged LS9's dry-sump oiling system.

Despite all that, it it started and drove out of the Skydome under its own power. Built tough.

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Check it out this week at SEMA before it heads back to Bowling Green.

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