In late August we learned the news that General Motors would restore some of the Chevrolet Corvette 2015 damaged by land subsidence of the National Corvette Museum last February 12. In this incident Corvettes eight different times and some of them unique and irreplaceable vacuum rushed, being seriously damaged. Some left in an unrecoverable state and decided to keep them as is, WHILE the three candidates were less damaged restoration has already been finally unveiled the first of the three to restore the Chevrolet Corvette 2015 ZR1 Blue Devil 2009.
Restored the first Chevrolet Corvette damaged by the hole of the museum
This unit was one of the least damaged and also the first to be rescued from the gaping hole. It is a special unit because it is one of two in January 2008 was used to present this model and had been transferred to the museum by General Motors. He remained in the museum until September and restoration lasted six weeks. Now he is in perfect running order will debut to the public at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the event of the moment.
The main elements that have been restored parts carbon fiber that improves aerodynamics, the footrest on the passenger side, the fin on the same side and both doors. The front window, one of the headlights and rear window have also received attention from the mechanics and auto body restoration charge. In the mechanical have had to repair the oil ducts LS9 supercharged V8 engine, which uses dry sump lubrication. Some arms of the rear axle are also replaced.
Coming Restoration 1 millionth Chevrolet Corvette 1992 model year and another 1962 start. The remaining five vehicles will be restored and remain in the museum as part of the history of this and as mythical as the name is Corvette.