1961 Type 180b Mercedes-Benz Ponton sedan

"Lucana" (Ana Lucia Perez Tobon)
Columbia and Patagonia, South America

Artist / Photographer / Explorer / Mercedes-Benz Mechanic / lucanaart@gmail.com
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This is an update on Lucana's progress in the United States. She left Fresno, California just a few hours ago. What a wonderful and amazing woman — she has so much energy and ability! Not only is she an inspiring photographer, but a fine mechanic, and has the personality and intelligence of a genius (gosh, she's fluent in four languages). Here are a few quick snapshots that I took yesterday while she was changing the engine oil, checking the timing, the idle, the differential gear oil, and whatever else (I lost count of all the maintenance she does every 1,000 kilometers).

Lenna Winther-Saxe
May 30, 2010

Lucana changing the oil in her 1961 Mercedes-Benz Type 180b Ponton sedan
May 30, 2010 / Fresno, California

Routine maintenance performed every 5,000 kilometers

Update / June 20, 2010

Here are a couple photos of Lucana working on the ignition system in Gary Kuster's Canadian repair shop.
(German Motor Car / Port Moody, B.C.)

Update / July 2, 2010

A stone came up and shattered the windshield leaving Tok, Alaska.

Journey to the Tip of South America (2007)

Antofagasta, Chile

Antofagasta, Chile / January 14, 2007

Peru — heading north to Lima

Created: May 31, 2010 / Jeff Miller
Revision A / April 20, 2013 / added external links
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