Looks good, I have heard of such a thing but have never seen one. Did they increase performance, my first 'hot hatch' was MG Metro Turbo, taught me loads about turbocharging, but also boost and standard 3 bearing cranks are not good.
This Tickford Turbo is one of 2 that is known to have survived , the other is back to a shell and is going to be restored ;D, there are 2 MG Tickford Metros that have made it this far but again both are full restoration jobs then there is the Full Frazer cars of witch there are 7 known of 1 in Ireland (x Patrick motors car) and 6 in the uk. The Turbo cars were stock engine wise , however if your pockets were deep enough you could have had what ever you wanted , the pre turbo cars were upgraded with re-profiled camshaft,larger in/out valves ,a dmtl 32/34 Webber and sports exhorts.
I remember when Metro was launched there loads of mega crazy conversion What was list price new of that Tickford ?(it must have been probably double the list price)
Some expressions in your eyes Always took me by surprise Where was I, how was I to know? Oh, oh, oh How can we drive to a movie show When the music is here in my car There's a band playing on the radio With a rhythm of rhyming guitars They're playing for you on the radio Oh, oh, oh
Dikki’s Ticky’s , For 18 years these Aston Martin Tickford Metros have made there way to me, it started with the Aston Martin sales (Slone street South West London) show car in 1992 build N.o. 017.
Then I acquired the Green MG Tickford Turbo, there is no build N.o. To this car (the only one I have with no number trace).
Then I acquired Terry Wells Silver A.M.T. build N.o. 002. (the fist R.H.D. car)
Then I came across the remains of a M G Tickford Turbo on e-bay it turned out to be the show car of 1983(build No. 089) and the parts are going to be used to recreate the car on a mk2 turbo with a very rare mk2 Tickford kit.
This was followed by a A.M.F.T. build N.o. 018. For full restoration.
Cost of these cars depended on what you wanted or were willing to pay , the first run of Metros (pre MG) were all based on 13.S cars and started at £12K although there were enough extras to push this up more then a bit ! . The next run of cars (MG and MG Turbo) needed no work to the engine so started out as a base kit for around £1K , this would get your MG the body kit ,leather dash and uher hi-fi and e/windows, again from there it depended on how deep your pockets were with things like full leather interior , e/roof, e/door mirrors,air con, e.c.t. could take the price beyond the 1.3s cars . Very expensive for there day ,but not the most expensive Metro conversion , that belonged to 'Wood and Pickett'
Top of the Transporter is a Tickford Capri, and the bottom looks to be a Tickford Lagonda, one of my persional favourate cars ever, to take an already outragious car and make it just insane!
Thats a fantastic collection there, ive only ever sen one tickford Metro, its on my ultimate wish list! that Green car is beautiful!
1983 MK1 Golf - Low. Loud, Slow (SOLD, Can I have it back please?) 1989 W124 330TE - BEIGE! *SOLD* 1983 MGB GT LE BROWN! (SOLD) 1996 JAGUAR X300 XJ6 *PIMPTASTIC* (SOLD) 1994 BMW E36 318is Another 1996 X300 Sport