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Last Corvette pulled from Ky. museum sinkhole

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -

The last of eight classic cars swallowed at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky earlier this year was pulled out of the giant sinkhole Wednesday.

The last car buried was a 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette. The vehicle was upside down, about 40 feet beneath the surface.

The car was recovered late Wednesday afternoon. Officials said the classic car had only been on display since December.

A total of eight prized Corvettes were swallowed by the sinkhole that opened up in February beneath part of the domed section of the museum in Bowling Green.

Museum spokeswoman Katie Frassinelli says the damage has been progressively worse as each car was pulled out in recent weeks.

The eight damaged cars will be on display at the museum through August before being shipped to a General Motors plant in Michigan to be repaired.

*The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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