The 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette is Out of the Sinkhole - But It’s Not Pretty (Video)
After the crew tasked with removing the 8 damaged sports cars from the sinkhole under the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green Kentucky spent the morning lifting the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Blue Devil so successfully that it was able to drive away, the team headed back into the hole after a quick lunch. The second task would be to hook up and extract the Ruby Red 1993 Chevrolet Corvette 40th Anniversary Edition which ended up right next to the 2009 Blue Devil on top of the huge pile of debris. The Ruby Red ’93 was on top of the pile but it was upside down so we didn’t know just how bad the damage would be and now that it is up on solid ground – we can see that the damage is extensive.
As was the case with the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Blue Devil, the crew was able to lift the 1993 Ruby Red Corvette 40th Anniversary by the wheels, but unlike the Blue Devil – the team lifted the Ruby Red Corvette by just two wheels so that they could carefully set it down on its side…and then on its wheels. The video below from the National Corvette Museum shows the extraction process and while we don’t get a very good look at the Ruby Red 93 from the front, we can clearly see in the early stages of the video that the damage is extensive. The rear glass is gone and there is quite a bit of damage to the upper side of the back end and to the greenhouse. There is also a great deal of damage to the hood, although we don’t get much of a look at that in the video.