Text Maribel Arteaga
Photos: Gilbert Chavez
Owner Leo L. Lopez
Car Club: Oldies C.C.
Model Christina J. Perez
1947 Chevy Fleetmaster
Leo L. Lopez and wife, Linda, have belonged to Oldies Car
Club in Orange County for nine years already and now hold
the position of president of the car club. They are also the
swollen with pride owners of the 1947 Chevy Fleetmaster. This
burgundy beauty, painted by Joe of Stanton, is known to many
as “Leo’s Topless” and runs on a 235 motor.
It has had several modifications done such as, new air bags,
rims, and interior paint. This Fleetmaster, has had its grill,
bumpers, and wrap around all plated by El Monte Plating.
Cruising the streets of Westminster was no problem. Leo bough
his “Topless” a couple of L.A. wire wheels from
George in L.A. Pairmont. As it jumped from side to side on
air bag hydraulics done by Ponch in Anaheim, the Lopez family
listened to their old school tracks on their CD player, and
relaxed in their customized upholstery done at A.J.’s
Garden Grove by Art and Jessie. Leo first purchased his lowrider
from Richard Vargas for only $8,000, but since then has added
over $5,000. When asked what made him want to fix up his car,
he responded, “I always wanted a ragtop.”
Well, there we have it. Another Lowrider captivating the streets
of California and another man’s dream come true.