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    The 2001 Chevrolet Corvette Mallett Hammer Z06 has been plucked out of the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum, but it definitely couldn't drive away like the 2009 ZR1 did when it came out. With the Mallet finally recovered, all eight 'Vettes that went into the hole are finally out after eight weeks of work. As you probably know, a 40-foot wide and 60-foot deep hole appeared in the museum's Skydome in early February, enveloping some of the rarest cars on display. General Motors plans to restore them, but they will go on display as-is at the museum for the next few months.

    The 700-horsepower and 575-pound-feet-of-torque Mallett Hammer was one of the two cars that were hidden under rocks and dirt when the sinkhole swallowed the cars. It was found upside down and was destroyed beyond recognition by some of the heavy boulders that landed on it. "I expected bad, but it's 100 times worse. It looks like a piece of tin foil ... and it had a roll cage in it! It makes all the other cars look like they're brand new," said Mallett-donator Kevin Helmintoller in the official museum statement.

    All eight Corvettes will go on display at the museum next week in an exhibit called Great 8 and remain there until NCM's 20th anniversary celebration on August 27-30. The museum's next step is to meet with the construction team, geo-technical firm and insurance company to decide how to repair the Skydome. Scroll down to watch videos of the cars being extricated.Continue reading National Corvette Museum says last sinkhole car extracted [w/videos]
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    That's insane..watched the video of them pulling it out. That thing looks like it was drug behind a train for a 100 miles
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    How the hell are they going to fix this one ?
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    It's really sad to see some of these cars with 100 or less miles on them, that were preserved for soooo many years to get swallowed up by the earth. Mother nature is a b@$ch.

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