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  • Very comprehensive maintenance history, with regular servicing carried out at Bentley workshops
  • ASI 'Targa Oro'
  • Complete inspection carried out in 2024 by a Bentley Motors technical representative
  • New Avon Turbospeed tyres fitted in 2016
  • Registered in Italy

The Attractions

Its discreet and elegant design, powerful 6.75-litre turbocharged V8 engine and first-class road-holding have made the Bentley Turbo R the ideal choice for an exclusive and discerning clientele. Its revolutionary suspension has been refined over time and at the time of its launch it was regarded as one of the best Bentleys produced in recent decades.

This 1986 Turbo R, imported to Italy from the UK in 2010, has been maintained with great care. Its maintenance history is very comprehensive and shows numerous interventions, most of them carried out at Bentley workshops: it is in excellent condition and has been visibly much loved. It has been thoroughly inspected and many new components have been installed in recent years.

The vehicle has received numerous checks, including a recent thorough inspection carried out in 2024 by a Bentley Motors technical representative. The paint is still shiny, with slight signs of use, and inside, the characteristic patina of Connolly leather adds to the appeal. It is a truly interesting proposition and will certainly be equally loved and appreciated by its next lucky owner.

History and Documentation

  • Produced in 1986
  • Imported into Italy from the UK in 2010 with all relevant documentation
  • Regular maintenance and servicing at Bentley workshops
  • ASI "Targa Oro" certification
  • Registered in Italy
  • Valid overhaul
Maintenance history

The seller has kindly made available the following information regarding the maintenance the car has received since it has been in Italy:

  • General inspection at Bentley workshop in Rome
  • Electrical system
  • Bodywork repairs on left front wing
  • Replacement of rear axle covers, inspections and various works at Bentley Roma
  • Odometer repair
  • Ignition coil replacement
  • Replacing carburettor gaskets
  • Replacing air conditioner ducting
  • Replacing rear suspension balls
  • Repair left front mirror
  • Replace belt and fuel filter
  • New battery
  • Carburettor repair
  • Replace air conditioner compressor
  • Check carburettor, distributor, coil, fuel pump and replace oxidised wires
  • Bentley clinic service: general inspection by a Bentley engineer from Crewe
  • Oil sensor replacement
  • Overhaul of starter motor
  • Replacement of speedometer gears and transducer
  • Replacement of petrol circuit valve
  • Repairs to right rear door lock and left front panel
  • Checking and repairing leaks in the air conditioning circuit
  • Replacing spark plugs and adjusting carburettor
  • Various checks, oil change (Castrol GTX) and oil filter (at 41,977 miles on odometer)
  • Repair of left front door lock
  • Electrical system check and coil relay installation
  • Overhaul of brake master cylinder and left front brake caliper
  • Replacement of spark plug wires, overhaul of electrical system, horn and terminals, engine flush
  • New Avon Turbospeed 255/65 R15 V106 tyres (42,490 miles on odometer)
  • Replacing spark plugs
  • Replacement of air filter, pick-up and distributor brush
  • ECU check, shipped to England
  • Replacing coil, cap, battery, spark plugs and oil sensors
  • Replacement of water temperature gauge and thermostat
  • Complete inspection at Bentley Roma carried out by a Bentley Motors technical representative


  • Solid bodywork in excellent condition
  • Bodywork has received attention including repair to left front wing and right rear door lock
  • High gloss paint with slight traces of use
  • Attractive dark blue colouring
  • Chroming shows slight traces of wear
  • Original badges and lettering
  • Rims with Bentley crest in good condition
  • Avon Turbospeed 255/65 R15 V106 tyres
  • Interior shows typical Connolly leather patina
  • There are no rips or tears, only slight cracks and creases
  • Wood trim is in very good condition, with only slight signs of wear and tear
  • Clear and legible instrumentation
  • The electrical system was checked in 2016

The Mechanics

  • 6.75-litre V8 Turbo engine
  • Automatic transmission
  • The engine is in excellent condition
  • The painstaking maintenance this car has received is described in detail in the History and Documentation section
  • Thoroughly inspected
  • We have been informed that this car is in excellent mechanical condition
  • No problems have been reported and the car appears ready to be driven
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1968
  • Make Bentley
  • Model Turbo R
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 44,302 Miles
  • Engine size 6750
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Roma
  • Location International
  • Country Italy

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