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1980s CARRERA 5302 (AUSTRIA) KlasikVintageEyewearKlasikVintageEyewear KlasikVintageEyewearKlasikVintageEyewearKlasikVintageEyewear


The Carrera brand, born in Traun, Austria in 1953, took its

name after the legendary Mexican automobile race, the

Carrera Pan-American. The brand was started by Wilhelm

Anger who had been producing frames since after WWII

with his family and was into motoracing, having designed

some of his own sports glasses. Experimenting with plastics,

Anger invented and patented the material Optyl in 1964 - a

lightweight material that could take on all colours. This

new material was ideal for his large Carrera frames and

success followed. This pair made when they were at their

peak in the mid-1980s and has the Optyl logo. It was part

of the Vario range, a clever design that made it possible

to adjust the length of the temples by rotating a barrel

built into the arm. Someone who took advantage of this

was not so much famous for his eyewear, rather his coats:

we welcome John "Motty" Motson (RIP) into the Klasik Hall

of Fame
, resplendant in the Carrera 5302.

                                                                  — klasik
product code : k8252 : £ 145

1980s gradient grey/green optyl frame by CARRERA KlasikVintageEyewearKlasik

Can be glazed with
Rx or sunglasses lenses.


lenses : n/a

frame : very good

fit : perfect: vario arms!


face : 140mm

lens width : 58mm (marked on frame)

lens height : 51mm

bridge : 15mm (marked on frame)

arms : Vario!