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.
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'