The National Corvette Museum said the 1962 Vette sustained minimal damage despite landing tail-down in the hole. The vehicle has only a minor crack in the rear fascia, an eight-inch split in the right front fender and a hole where the front end was resting against the concrete.
"The recovery of the first three cars went flawlessly, and the cars are in remarkably good shape," said John Spencer, manufacturing integration manager for Corvette. Spencer. "Unfortunately, the remaining five cars are either partially or totally covered in debris. We expect their recovery will be much more challenging, and the cars to be in much worse condition."
The 2009 “Blue Devil” ZR1 and the 1993 40th Anniversary Corvette were recovered Monday, leaving five vehicles to be removed from the hole over the next weeks. As previously announced, the damaged cars will be displayed in the museum from April through July, before being sent to GM’s Mechanical Assembly Specialty shop for repairs.