Chevrolet’s 2009 Corvette ZR1 Blue Devil concept has had quite the life. The ZR1 prototype was one of the two cars Chevrolet used to introduce the car in January 2008 and was slated to be scrapped as it was a pre-production model. It never went to the crusher and instead sat on display at the National Corvette Museum, before falling victim to the museum’s sinkhole collapse in February.
The Blue Devil was the least damaged of any of the sinkhole Corvettes and even started up and drove under its own power after being pulled from the hole. General Motors had it shipped to its Heritage Center in Sterling Heights, Mich. for repairs and then displayed it at the SEMA show in Las Vegas last week.
When SEMA closed up last Friday, the Blue Devil was loaded into a car transporter with several other Corvettes and began its journey to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kent. The NCM filmed the Blue Devil’s unloading off the truck and arrival and put the car back on display in the museum, to the delight of Corvette enthusiasts the world over.
Two other sinkhole Corvettes, the One Millionth Corvette and a black 1962 C1 model, will be restored next year and put on display alongside the Blue Devil.