Indecision, customized Fiero featured in online auction

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Indecision was customized in the mid-1980s and was revised for Goodwood earlier this century | H&H Classics photos

Inspired by the exotic concept cars he’d seen in the 1970s and early ’80s, British custom car-builder Andy Saunders decided to produce his own. So, he started with a 1976 Citroen CX Pallas, hand-crafted a new steel body and other details and turned it into the showstopping car named Indecision.

On December 4, that 1976 Citroen Indecision will be offered for sale at an H&H Classics online auction.

Andy Saunders hand-shaped the steel bodywork
Frame devised for shaping exotic coachwork

Saunders did his first car customization at age 15. Now in his mid-50s, he’s a “car artist” who does work for movie studios and private collectors and regularly is nominated for the Turner Prize for abstract art.

Indecision originally was done in a white pearl color and won best of show at a concours at Devillbiss, England. It was a hit on the European auto show circuit, H&H Classics notes, and then was reworked for its appearance at the 2004 Goodwood Festival of Speed concours, where it was repainted in satin silver and silver flake while retaining its Ox Blood interior.

Indecision interior

Speaking of that interior, the seats swivel and there’s a heart-shaped double bed instead of a back seat.

The car was purchased for a private collection after being shown at Goodwood and in 2018 was part of “The Art of Kustom,” a three-month exhibition of Saunders’ customs at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.

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“Saunders is truly a major player on the scene today,” H&H Classics notes. “Now the industry’s ‘go-to-guy’ for outlandish custom car projects, Saunders creations have included a car that was just 21 inches tall, a two-seater Mini and a Citroen 2CV inspired by Picasso.”

Indecision in its first iteration

But Indecision isn’t the only custom car being offered at the online auction. 

The docket also includes “the only Pontiac Fiero Finale ever produced, now with updated specifications and 58,000 miles on the clock,” the auction company said in its news release.

The car was designed by Antony Clayton for Candy Apple Cars and was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in the mid-1980s, and was the basis for a series of aftermarket body kits that were offered. 

Clayton recently updated the car with some design revisions, daytime running lights, carbon dash, new seats and paint.

Pontiac Fiero Finale with updated features

Though exotic in appearances and unique in their designs, the cars are expected to sell for prices that are far from exotic for the collector car market. H&H Classics has set a pre-auction estimate of £16,000 to £20,000 ($20,650 to $23,230) on Indecision and of £12,000 to £14,000 ($15,500 to $18,070) on the Fiero Finale.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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