So far, five of the eight Corvettes which fell into a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum have been safely recovered, including one of the most significant of the bunch, the 1 millionth Corvette ever built. The millionth Corvette, a white C4 Convertible, was wedged over an open space in the sinkhole and risked falling even further into the abyss, so the construction crews decided to pull the car out ahead of schedule.
The crew first lassoed the rear wheel with straps and pulled the Corvette away from the open space. The car was then placed on its roof so workers could be lowered into the pit to hook it up with straps for retrieval. The National Corvette Museum says the whole extraction process took about 1 hour and 51 minutes, but they put together a short video featuring all the highlights of the operation, check it out below.