Earlier this year, eight Corvettes were consumed by a sinkhole that developed at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky. After the destruction, we at Suski Chevrolet are proud to announce that one of those Corvettes – the 2009 ZR1 Corvette (also known as the “Blue Devil”) – was restored and on display at the 2014 Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) Show. It was the first of the eight damaged vehicles to be restored.
“After that unprecedented event, the ZR1 was the first car to be lifted out of the sinkhole,” said Jim Campbell, US vice president for performance vehicles and motorsports. “It was great to recover it, bring it back to Chevrolet and begin the restoration of this significant Corvette.”
The restoration took six weeks and will be the only restoration completed this year. Two other ‘Vettes are scheduled to be restored next year, and the remaining five will be displayed in their current damaged condition as part of a special exhibition at the museum.
Now that the SEMA Show has concluded, the 2009 ZR1 Corvette restored by Chevy will be making its way back to the National Corvette Museum.