Rustless in Montana

(406) 391-2355

Behind The Scenes

Rustless In Montana a partnership formed in 2017 Cut Bank, Montana to purchase and resell much of the inventory of Jim’s Auto, a salvage/wrecking yard. Jim and JoAn Printy started the yard and acquiring vehicles west of Cut Bank in 1967. From a small 1 acre yard they have accumulated over 1600 cars, pickups, trucks, vans, trailers, tractors and numerous other salvage items and scrap metal spread out over 5 locations covering acres. Health issues motivated their need to sell and three partners were willing to take on the task of liquidating it. Merle Shortman had the vision to take this project on and sought help for the monumental task ahead. Merle and his wife Mona are the owner/operators of M & M Iron in Cut Bank buying and selling new and used iron and scrap metals, recycling aluminum, copper, brass and virtually anything made of metal. Shane Hegle, the owner of Hegle’s Sales and Service brings his 4 decades of experience in the auto repair, used vehicle sales and salvage yard operations to the team. Rounding out the partnership is Dave Bell, the owner of Bell Motor Company a Chevrolet-Buick dealer with over 40 years in the car business. These three best friends are all “car guys”, collectors, and pickers and have a passion for history and helping preserve it. They pooled their resources and made a deal to purchase most of the inventory from Jim and JoAn. They want to get these vehicles out of the yard and into the hands of other enthusiasts, collectors and rebuilders  .

Uncovering a museum of cars, railroad, oilfield, and farm equipment has been quite a feat. It has definitely been a process sorting through years of history. 

Rustless in Montana has discovered many trinkets and treasures so keep a look out on Craigslist for your chance to have a piece of history! 

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About Us

Merle & Mona Shortman

Owner/Operators of 

M & M Iron

405 Railroad St

Cut Bank, MT 59427

(406) 873-2051

Dave Bell

Owner of

Bell Motor Company 

121 E Main St

Cut Bank, MT 59427

(406) 873-8630

http://bellmotorco.com

Shane Hegle


Owner of 

Hegle’s Sales and Service

106 US Highway 213 N 

Cut Bank, MT 59427

(406) 873-5201

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A treasure trove of classic vintage autos

Only 60 minutes away from Glacier National Park.


Rustless in Montana, LLC

Cut Bank, Montana, United States

(406) 391-2355

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