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Posted: Thursday, 10 April 2014 7:44AM

Workers recover last Corvette from Ky. sinkhole



BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — The last of eight classic Corvettes gobbled up by a giant sinkhole in Kentucky has been recovered, but the mood was somber as the mangled car was pulled to the surface.

The 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette was buried in dirt and rocks, dozens of feet below the surface of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. The man who donated the car to the museum, Kevin Helmintoller, says the vehicle looks like a piece of tin foil.

The prized cars were swallowed by the sinkhole that opened up in February beneath part of the museum.

Museum spokeswoman Katie Frassinelli says the damage was progressively worse as each car was pulled out.

The museum will display the cars through August. The ones deemed fixable will be shipped to Michigan for repairs.

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