Melissa Burden, The Detroit News
12:03 a.m. EST November 4, 2014
General Motors Co. and Chevrolet are to reveal the restored 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 that was damaged when a giant sinkhole in February swallowed it and seven other Corvettes at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
The 2009 ZR1, nicknamed the “Blue Devil,” was on loan from GM. It fell into a 30-foot-deep sinkhole and was the least damaged of the eight cars. About 10 people worked for six weeks — mostly at an auto shop in Sterling Heights — to restore the Blue Devil to its original glory.
Chevy will show the restored car at the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas, an industry show where car bling is king.
“We wanted to bring the car to SEMA simply because it was the first of the sinkhole Corvettes restored, and we know the other two cars will likely take six months to complete,” Chevrolet spokesman Monte Doran said in an email.
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