Anthony Solis’ Bomb: A 1939 Chevy Master DeLuxe

Classic Bomb

This classic beauty is owned by Anthony Solis of La Puente, California. He works for L.A. County Public Works and has been a welder fitter for the past 25 years. His passion for lowriding started at a young age. Back in the ’80s Anthony was influenced by his brother and cousins who used to be in Nitecrowd Car Club. He used to watch them cruise and admired their rides. At first, Anthony started building lowrider bikes and at the age of 20 he bought his first car, a 1985 Buick Regal, which he fully restored. Since high school, he had been friends with the guys from Reality, so he says that it was only natural for him to join their club. Anthony has been a proud member of Reality Car Club for 30 years, and the president for five years. Once he joined the car club, it motivated him to build more cars.

After building a couple of Regals and restoring a 1970 Chevelle Malibu (which was totaled by a drunk driver), Anthony moved over to bombs and built a clean 1953 Chevy. He took it to a couple of car shows, was offered good money, and sold it. After selling the 1953, Anthony was bummed out about having to start a new build. He went to visit Tutu, the bomb specialist who restores classic cars, to tell him about his ride. Tutu told him about a 1939 Chevy Master Deluxe that was up for sale. He built and fully restored the bomb 25 years ago for a car collector. The 1939 had been sitting in the collector’s garage and was now available for purchase. After making a cash deal, Anthony took the Chevy home.

One of the first things that he did was give the car a good cleaning. He converted the electrical system from a 6V to a 12V and lowered the bomb 2 inches all around. The Chevy came with some very rare accessories, such as, a Chevy sidemount from a 1939 woodie and a Turret top antenna on top of the roof. Although the bomb came fully restored, Anthony wanted to personalize his car by adding several accessories, which took about a year from the date of purchase to accomplish. This includes the S-1 spotlights, deluxe steering wheel, rear fold down, front guards, A-bar, foglights, and tail pipe covers. He plans on adding a few more original accessories to his Chevy Master DeLuxe to make it complete and to start building another 1939 that he bought.

Anthony would like to thank his wife, Theresa, for her support, his children, Anthony Jr., Ashly, Andrew, and Armando, and his grandchildren Destine, Michael, and Izzy. He would also like to thank Tutu and his Reality Car Club brothers.

1939 Chevrolet Master Deluxe

Vehicle Nickname

Reality 39

Owner

Anthony Solis

City/State

La Puente, CA

Club

Reality Car Club

Engine

216 Crate Engine

Body/Paint

Bodywork and Paint by Industry Paints

Suspension

Lowered all around by 2 inches

Wheels/Tires

Stock wheels with hubcaps, Firestone whitewalls 600-16

Interior

Brown Hampton Coach Upholstery Kit by Blind Man Mike, wood grain dash by Bob Kennedy

Sound System

Stock