The Mercury Milan has been largely forgotten today, but you can catch this rare Milan Voga next month.
Scheduled to be auctioned off by Mecum, the model was shown at Miami Fashion Week in 2006 in an effort to attract Latin customers.
Originally billed as a “one of a kind” custom car that “captures[s] the spirit of Hispanic culture,” the Milan Voga was created in partnership with Ford GT designer Camilo Pardo. In this context, it is not surprising that the sedan was equipped with a set of 3D Carbon ground effects as well as two rear spoilers.
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The changes don’t stop there as the model has an eye-catching Mar Azul exterior, which contrasts with a stainless steel roof as well as additional light work. The car also has a “lowered stance”, polished exhaust tips and 20-inch polished aluminum wheels from HRE.
The upgrades continue in the cabin as Mercury originally pitched the cockpit as a “study in contrasts”. It includes Arena leather seats with Mar Azul contrast stitching as well as Voga badges. They are joined by polished chrome trim and special floor mats.
After debuting at Miami Fashion Week, the car was auctioned off on eBay to benefit a charity “empowering Hispanic women”. The winning bidder had it personally delivered by Roselyn Sanchez, who starred in Without leaving a trace at the time.
He’s up for auction now, but you shouldn’t expect to see Sanchez this time around. That being said, the model is equipped with a 3.0-liter V6 that presumably develops 221 hp (165 kW / 224 hp) and 205 lb-ft (278 lb-ft) of torque. It should be hooked up to a six-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the front wheels, despite the listing claiming it uses a three-speed gearbox.
There is no auction estimate, but the Milan Voga is certainly unique and appears to be in excellent condition.