Having stabilized the wing of its facilities that suffered the massive floor collapse in February that swallowed eight Corvettes in the process, the National Corvette Museum and construction crews have begun to extract the vehicles from the sinkhole.
Operation “Corvette Plus” began today, with a goal to rescue the exposed units by Wednesday, which include a 1962 Vette, a 1993 40th Anniversary Coupe, and a 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil prototype. Of those three, the ZR1 has already been pulled out (and it started!). However, there’s no telling how long it will take for those Corvettes that are completely buried to be recovered, or what condition they will be in upon being dug out. But for what it’s worth (and it’s worth a lot), GM will lead the restoration efforts on all eight Corvettes, but only after the museum displays the damaged units in their as-is, dusty, and beat-up form for all to see.
Watch the entire nail-bighting rescue operation in the embedded Skydome camera feeds below (stream might not be mobile-friendly).
Here’s to an effective and safe extraction!