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Published: Monday, 3/3/2014

First Corvette pulled from sinkhole at Ky. museum

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In this image provided by the National Corvette Museum shows several cars that collapsed into a sinkhole on Feb. 12 in Bowling Green, Ky. In this image provided by the National Corvette Museum shows several cars that collapsed into a sinkhole on Feb. 12 in Bowling Green, Ky.
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- The recovery of eight classic cars swallowed by a huge sinkhole has begun at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.

The first car was pulled out of the giant hole today by a crane at the Bowling Green museum.

Cheers went up when the engine of the 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil was cranked up and the prize vehicle was driven a few feet.

Museum Katie Frassinelli says workers hope to recover a second vehicle — a 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette — later today.

About 100 people watched the recovery work.

Frassinelli says workers hope to recover a third car Tuesday. Others won’t be pulled out until workers further stabilize the sinkhole. That could take three weeks.

Chevrolet will oversee restoration of the cars at a Michigan plant.



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