Restored Blue Devil from sinkhole to be shown at SEMA

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The Blue Devil ZR1 Corvette, one of eight ‘Vettes swallowed in that sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum, will be making an appearance at SEMA this week in a much brighter light.

The 2009 Corvette has been completely restored by GM and will be showcased at the Las Vegas show before making its way back to the museum, according to a Detroit News report.

While definitely one of the least damaged of the eight cars, repairs to the Blue Devil included everything from  fixing the car’s cracked carbon-fiber ground effects to replacing a cracked windshield.

Most of the restoration on the Blue Devil, which was loaned to the museum by GM, was done at an auto shop in Sterling Heights, MI. GM is also planning to restore the 1 millionth Corvette, a 1992 white convertible damaged in the sinkhole. The museum will also have the black 1962 Corvette restored.

There are no official details on exactly when the restoration of those cars will start, but the revived Blue Devil is definitely an encouraging sign following earlier speculation that the museum might leave all of the cars unrestored.

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