The Italian hatchback was imported to the UK in 2000, where nine years later, Kay purchased the little red rocket, adding it to his ever-changing car collection. Back then it sold for around AUD $22,000, but it's expecting to fetch up to $58,000 this time around.
In January this year, Kay treated the 2.0-litre engine to a $13,000 rebuild after a misfire, which included new forged pistons, polished crankshaft-bearing journals, a block rebore and skimming of the cylinder head.
The Evoluzione II was produced for only one year and is one of the more sought after Integrales. Its 16-valve engine produced 158kW of power and 314Nm of torque, reaching 100km/h from a standstill in a swift 5.7 seconds.
Kay's Lancia will be up for grabs later this month at Silverstone Auctions in the UK.