The Lancia Delta Integrale Evo II is a very rare car as it is, and therefore very desirable too. Add in the fact this particular one has been owned by a world famous rock star for the past eight years and you have a highly desirable car.
Jamiroquai front man Jay Kay bought the car in 2009 and kept it for several years. It developed an engine problem last year however, and was taken to leading Lancia specialist Walkers who set about rebuilding the entire engine.
The work came to a staggering £8,260 with the original bills included along with the extensive service history this car has.
The Delta began life in 1979 but quickly developed into something of a motoring legend thanks to its thoroughbred pedigree in racing – particularly rallying.
This particular example is the very sought after Evo II, one of the later cars built. It began life in 1994 in Italy, as did most Lancia Deltas. It was then imported to the UK in 2000 and eventually bought by Jay Kay in 2009 to add to his well-known stable of cars.
On the outside the car is finished in a luscious bright red colour and is complemented by the tan Alcantara bucket seats. There are also Sabelt racing harness seat belts and an instrument cluster with yellow dials.
The Evo II is one of the most sought after models because of its rarity and because it has more than 212bhp. Its top speed of 137mph made it one of the super hot hatches of the period.
The car will cross the auction block at the Silverstone Classic Sale on July 29 with an estimate of between £30,000 and £35,000.