For nearly a month, construction crews have been hard at work in stabilizing the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum and pulling Corvettes out of it. So far, five of the eight cars have been rescued from the pit, including the black 1962 Corvette.
The 1962 Vette was rescued earlier this month, and was one of the easier cars to extract. Whereas the other cars had the misfortune of falling deep into the 30-foot pit, the ’62 was resting nose-up against a concrete slab from the floor of the Museum’s Sky Dome, making it easily accessible to construction crews.
First, the team removed the hood of the Corvette and attached straps to the car’s frame through the engine bay. A crane then slowly hoisted the car from the hole and lowered it back onto solid ground, bringing the 52-year old piece of automotive history back to safety once again.
Luckily, the Vette
walked away emerged relatively unscathed, though it will need some body work and a fresh coat of paint. Other than that, though, the car appears to be in good shape, considering what it’s been through.
Check out the extraction process of the car in the video below.