Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Corvettes Lifted From Sinkhole

Corvettes Lifted From Sinkhole

DELAWARE, Ohio– Last month, a horrifying 40-ft. wide sinkhole opened up under the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY, breaking our hearts in an instant as it swallowed eight rare Corvettes. But this week, crews restored our faith in the future of the vehicles by beginning the difficult task of lifting the Corvettes from the sinkhole.

The daunting task of rescuing all of the cars from the sinkhole began with three of the most accessible Corvettes. The first to be removed was a 2009 Corvette ZR1 "Blue Devil" that sat atop of the rubble and appeared to experience only minor damage like a busted window, cracks on the lower door panels, and an oil line rupture. It even started up right away and drove away from the scene.

The second Corvette lifted from the sinkhole on Monday was a 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette. Though not in as remarkable shape as the ZR1, the '93 Vette is salvageable. Most notably, the mechanics of the vehicle appear to be in great shape, which means some replacement body panels and window glass will get it on the road in no time!

Corvettes Lifted From Sinkhole

The biggest challenge for crews will be the third vehicle that is set to be removed from the sinkhole this week–a 1962 black Corvette. A five-ton slab from the museum floor is resting on the '62 Vette, so crews are forced to remove both simultaneously, complicating the process. Then the remaining five Corvettes will have to remain buried until workers can further stabilize the sinkhole, which could take two-three weeks.

If you want to make sure that no other Corvettes have to go through a situation like this, we recommend you come see us to take home your own 'Vette today that you can keep a close eye on in your garage! Chesrown Chevrolet Buick GMC is a family owned and operated dealership in Central Ohio that has been committed to providing the highest quality of service to create lifetime customers for over 50 years. Feel free to give us a call at (740) 363-1175 or stop by our dealership at 1701 Columbus Pike, Delaware, OH, 43015!

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