Carrera 5476


model: 5476
color: gold
made in Austria 
made in 1980's
condition frame 10/10 
condition lenses 10/10
new old stock
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CARRERA was founded in 1956 in Austria by Wilhelm Anger as the sports eyewear maker Wilhelm Anger Werker inspired by the Carrera Panamericana auto race.[1]Twenty years later, they changed their name to Optyl International and devoted themselves to make motorcycle goggles and ski masks.

In 1964, Wilhelm Anger developed and patented the ‘Optyl’ material,[2] which was a heat-hardened plastic weighing 20% less than acetate[1] resulting in a reduction of allergic reactions and improved fit through a memory effect that provided permanent elasticity and dimensional stability.[3]

In 1974, the company was renamed CARRERA International and established a headquarters in Traun, Austria, and went to partner with automobile designer Ferdinand Alexander to develop the sunglass collection CARRERA Porsche Design.[3]

In the 1980s, CARRERA sponsored sporting events such as the America’s Cup, the 1988 Winter Olympics, and Formula 1 racing.

In 1996, Safilo Group S.p.A. purchased CARRERA and now have headquarters in Padova, Italy.

The very well known Carrera sunglasses models Carrera Champion and Carrera Safari[4] were created in 2008 and are the best sellers since.

Lady Gaga wears them in her “Bad Romance” video from her album The Fame Monster.

Source: Wiki