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3 Corvettes to be removed from sinkhole Monday

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Several of the collector Corvettes that were swallowed by a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green will be pulled from the hole on Monday.

The construction company at the Museum said the first three will be removed at first. Eight cars fell into the hole.

There are some concerns about removing the 1962 black Corvette. That's because crews must lift it as they also lift a five-ton concrete slab, now resting against the car.

The hope is to have the first three cars out by Wednesday.

Surveillance cameras caught it on tape when the sinkhole opened in the early morning hours Feb. 12.

Museum officials constructed a large window so people can see the work being done as well as the sinkhole itself.

"We plan to have [the Corvettes] on display inside the Museum for three or four months, so people can see them this summer. Then they'll be taken to Michigan where Chevrolet, the General Motors Design Center, has agreed to oversee the restoration," said Wendell Strode, the Executive Director of the National Corvette Museum.

The Museum is hoping to have the Skydome room open in four months.

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