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Fully restored Corvette unveiled at National Corvette Museum one year after sinkhole

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Car enthusiasts rejoice: your Corvettes are back at the National Corvette Museum.

Thursday marked one year since a sinkhole swallowed eight prized Chevy Corvettes -- and the fully restored blue ZR1 Blue Devil was unveiled. It was the first car pulled from the sinkhole.

One car fan says seeing the restored Blue Devil made him feel a wave of emotions, like going from zero to 120.

"Ultimate lows," said Adam Boca, a Corvette enthusiast. "Looking down in the hole and seeing those cars, when we're the caretakers of the cars. That's an ultimate low. To see the car behind us in all of its glory, is an amazing emotion. It's a great high."

The sinkhole itself has been a bit of a joyride for the museum. Employees say since it swallowed the car, visits to the museum have increased by 66 percent, and that security camera footage showing the collapse has been viewed a whopping 8-million times on YouTube.

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