The 1954 Carrera Panamericana Porsche 550 shirt

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The 1954 Carrera Panamericana Porsche 550 shirt

25.00

We are now proudly carrying select shirts from the collection of Nicolas Hunziker.

The Carrera Panamericana was developed and organized by the Mexican government in 1950 to celebrate the Panamerican Highway. The Carrera started as a five-day road rally, intended to attract international business to Mexico. The grueling race quickly turned into one of the most dangerous road races in the history of motor sport. Not surprisingly, considering the 2,100 mi race took place on open (sometimes unpaved) roads. 

In 1954, the final year for the traditional running of the Carrera Panamericana, Porsche once again cemented its reputation as a ‘giant slayer’: The diminutive Porsche 550 Spyder scored a third place in the overall classification. Porsche easily won its class and managed to outpace some seriously heavy metal from Italy and the US. Sadly, the Carrera Panamericana was deemed to be too dangerous and the race was cancelled in 1955.

These heavyweight 5.4 oz shirts are made of 100% pre-shrunk cotton and feature a taped neck to shoulder seam. Silk-screened in the USA.

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