Nineteen eighty-three marked the introduction of Chevrolet’s fourth-generation Corvette, which until the mid-1990s would be improved and modified by a variety of in-house and aftermarket specialists.
Of the various aftermarket tuners, one of the most impressive was Guldstrand Specialty Automobiles (GSA) out of California. Company founder Dick Guldstrand had developed a formidable reputation in the 1960s as a successful Corvette racing driver at Daytona, Le Mans, and for Roger Penske’s Grand Sport Team.
He went into race car production shortly thereafter, before producing his first road car in the 1980s. In 1995, “Mr. Corvette,” as Guldstrand was often called, introduced the GS90 and its soft-top sibling, the Nassau Roadster, so named for the legendary Grand Sport victory over Shelby’s Cobras at Nassau in 1963. Fitted with a supercharged, 420-horsepower LT1 engine, Guldstrand’s carbon fiber-bodied Roadster set new performance standards, backed by over three decades of Corvette racing experience.
The second of only six ever produced, this Nassau Roadster has less than 7,000 original miles and was acquired by mega-collector Al Wiseman from its original owner. Finished in metallic blue with a white center stripe, the paint is virtually flawless and in excellent, factory-original condition. The black Haartz cloth convertible top, glass, and five-spoke O.Z. wheels are all as-new and free of any damage.
While the body is an original design, factory Corvette touches are visible on the interior, which appears to be entirely original and features charcoal black leather upholstery throughout. Both the engine compartment and undercarriage seem to be untouched, clean, and well preserved. The aluminum supercharger housing, in particular, has been nicely polished and is indicative of the car’s low mileage and outstanding overall condition.
Complete with an original owner’s manual, window sticker, and center console-mounted plaque, the Nassau Roadster is one of the rarest collector Corvettes ever produced.