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Last Corvette pulled out of sinkhole in Kentucky

Last Corvette Pulled Out of Sinkhole in Kentucky

The last Corvette has been pulled out from the 60-foot sinkhole in Kentucky, and it's not lookin' too pretty. HLN has more.

'The owner of the final corvette pulled out of a sinkhole in Kentucky wiped tears away when he saw it.'

If you can't tell through the car's crust of mud, HLN reports it used to be a pretty sweet ride.

'This is a 2001 Mallet Hammer Z06 if you know your cars.'

This wasn't the only sweet car that took the plunge.

The sinkhole devoured 8 Corvettes back in February at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Now with all eight out, the museum can begin the process of repairing the hole. WKYT says, 'Executive director says they'll meet with construction teams, engineers and the insurance company next week.'

They are also deciding if any of the Corvettes can be repaired.

We're going to have to agree with hosts Gayle King and Charlie Rose from "CBS This Morning" on this one ... 'I think that's buh-bye.' 'Going to the corvette heaven, isn't it.'

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cjesmom3 April 10 2014 at 5:38 PM

This is so sad. Those were awesome cars! Hope they rebuild them. Corvettes are a joy to look at and drive.

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bob April 10 2014 at 6:04 PM

The Corvette plant should have stayed right here in St. Louis. This would not have happened.

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frisco9312 bob April 10 2014 at 6:30 PM

no they would have just got stolen

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rickabaugh67 April 10 2014 at 4:24 PM

AND..... They slipped a 55 thunderbird in the pic gallery of Vettes.. LOL

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chuckhalper rickabaugh67 April 10 2014 at 4:40 PM

Why are you surprised? The $2600 month Ace reporters at AOL/HP probably don't know the difference between a T 'bird and a Corvette.

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goodgrief61945 rickabaugh67 April 10 2014 at 5:37 PM

Had a chance to buy a 57 bird for $700 when I was a senior in high school. My dad wouldn't let me. Costs too much, he said.

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Barbie April 10 2014 at 5:52 PM

We visited the Museum last summer. I can't believe this happened. All the cars were so nice. Horrible this happened. The sinkhole looks like maybe an underground cave or maybe where coalmine could have been? I hope they fix it because I would love to visit again.

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tjpalmer73 April 10 2014 at 11:36 PM

We have a cherished '64 w/all matching #'s. Can't imagine what the owners of these damaged Vettes must b feeling. Hopefully they can all b restored. They are such beautiful treasurers.

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Aaron tjpalmer73 April 11 2014 at 1:09 AM

One was actually lifted out of the hole, started up, and they drove it away...literally. It's a cool video to watch.

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vbmcxv April 11 2014 at 12:26 AM


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bocavert April 10 2014 at 4:50 PM

Nothing is fullproof, but to think that this building might have been constructed without engineering test bores. On our visit I think that they informed us that all cars were privately owned and insured, and for sale. I have seen quite a few better auto and Corvette collections around. The only option that this facility had of real interest was a visit to a new Corvette production line on certain days.

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jjr526 April 10 2014 at 10:50 PM

A moment of silence please.

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rubyredvet April 10 2014 at 5:52 PM

Some of the vettes came out fairly OK, this one, not so much.

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rwbiker April 10 2014 at 4:21 PM


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Scott Thomas rwbiker April 10 2014 at 4:24 PM

I agree with you, I can't stand the pop up either..

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c.cox3 rwbiker April 10 2014 at 4:27 PM

I detest pop tarts.

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