The National Corvette Museum has officially begun receiving the Corvettes back that fell into a sinkhole at the facility early last year. The first to return is the Corvette ZR1 ‘Blue Devil’, and its homecoming was marked with a special ceremony at the museum on the anniversary of the sinkhole.
The ZR1 Blue Devil is an early C6 ZR1 prototype that was one of the first of the 640 horsepower monsters ever made. It made out pretty good considering it fell two stories into one of Kentucky’s many caves, and even started up upon being pulled from the hole.
Only three of the eight Corvettes that were destroyed can be repaired. The next to return to the NCM after being repaired by General Motors in Michigan will be the ‘One Millionth’ Corvette, which was severely more damaged than the Blue Devil and the most damaged of the repairable cars.
The NCM streamed their special sinkhole anniversary ceremony live on YouTube so Corvette fans from all over the world could see the unveiling of the newly repaired ZR1. We’ve embedded the video below, so check it out and be sure to check back for more NCM sinkhole updates as they become available.