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Get that collector car you’ve been dreaming about!

‐Antique to late model collector vehicles and project cars to show winners.

-100+ Vehicles are expected!

Bidder Guidelines

‐To register to bid on vehicles at the Montana Classic you can either pre‐register or register on‐site.

Pre‐Registration: Submit a BIDDER REGISTRATION FORM, copy of your drivers license, deposit, prior to the auction which will let you proceed to the pre‐registered line. Mail all forms to: P.O. Box 960, Billings, Montana 59103

On‐Site Registration: To register on‐site, bring completed forms to the auction or complete the forms at the auction.

Registering to bid at the Montana Classic involves the following:

  1. Review the BIDDER RULES below.  
  2. Complete and submit BIDDER REGISTRATION FORM  

Submit a copy of your driver’s license.

  4. Provide a deposit:  


a. $500 “Authorization Hold” on a credit card  
b. An original bank letter of credit
c. $500 Cash
  Items 2-4 above must be received for a bidder card to be assigned

  • Only registered bidders are permitted to bid on vehicles.
  • Payment Terms (Payment is required in U.S. Funds):
  • Cash

    Certified Funds Check, Personal Check or Business Check (with Bank Letter)

    Credit Cards. A 3% convenience fee is added to the purchase amount.

  • A 6% buyer’s premium is added to the final accepted bid price of all vehicles and payable upon settlement. A $45 Doc Fee is also payable upon settlement to cover title handling and recording.


  1. Billings Public Auto Auction, d.b.a. The Montana Classic, herein referred to as Auction Company, is merely performing an auction service and is responsible only for the warranties and guarantees set forth herein.

  2. When the final bid is accepted and the auctioneer announces “SOLD”, the final and highest bidder is to be the purchaser. In all cases of disputed bids, the lot shall be resold, but the auctioneer will use his judgment as to the good faith of all claims and his decision is final.

  3. Purchaser agrees to accept ownership of merchandise/property when the auctioneer announces “SOLD” and he/she willingly assumes all responsibility and liability for said merchandise/property at that time and without exception.

  4. Purchaser’s Agreement: PURCHASER agrees to purchase Said Lot for purchase price of last accepted bid plus applicable buyer’s fees; that upon making settlement NO stop payment of funds will be honored; and any stop payment order of check or giving a check which is returned marked “insufficient funds” shall be deemed by the parties to be prima facie evidence of Fraud existing at the time the transaction was consummated and shall be construed by the parties as an intent to defraud in order to consummate the transaction.

  5. All transactions are to abide by the Laws and Rules of Uniform Code of the state of Montana.

  6. ALL bids are to be per lot unless otherwise mentioned by the Auctioneer.

  7. BIDDERS are required to register and give full identification prior to bidding and are required to use the number issued to them when identifying themselves as the successful bidder. Invoicing and titling on purchases will be done according to the information on Bidder’s Registration form.

  8. All items are offered for sale by Lot Number under both reserve and no‐reserve status. The auctioneer will accept bids from the bidders present in the room, absentee bidders, or absentee bidders who leave written bids in advance of the auction. Further the consignor has the right to “lift” the reserve price whereupon it will be sold to the last highest bidder when the auctioneer announces “SOLD”. When the reserve has been lifted, the auctioneer will duly announce it.

  9. The seller will afford every opportunity to view all lots prior to sale. However the purchaser must understand that he/she is buying property entirely upon his/her own or his/her agent’s personal examination, inspection and opinion. All lots are sold “AS IS, WHERE IS," with all faults and defects. Any guarantees written or implied as to the authenticity, originality, or condition of any lot are not the guarantee of the Auction Company, and should be determined by the purchaser’s own inspection and discretion. The vehicle and information presented at the time of auction is final and supersedes any previous representations. The information provided is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed.

  10. SHOULD any dispute arise after the sale, the auctioneer’s records shall be conclusive in all respects.

  11. Auction Company is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged properties. Lots must be removed from the auction site within 24 hours of the auction end. If not claimed, the auction company has the right to remedy, move and store at owner’s expense.

  12. Auction Company is not responsible for any and all liabilities.

  13. Auction Company is entitled to any and all fees or commissions on any lot sold, due to or presented at an auction event up to 30 days after said event.

  14. Auction Company shall be entitled to any Attorney’s Fees incurred in the enforcement of this contract or the enforcement of Sell/Buy Agreement.

  15. Upon being awarded high bid, purchaser is responsible to pay the final accepted bid price plus any applicable buyer’s premiums. Non‐payment will deem purchaser liable for any losses incurred in the resale of said lots to include, but not inclusive of freight, storage, deliverance in received value or auction fees.

  16. Purchaser authorizes, without further notice, Auction Company to recover any deficiencies due to seller and/or Auction Company and to charge purchaser’s credit card for said amount(s).

  17. If the purchaser fails to comply with any of these General Rules and Terms, Auction Company may, in addition to asserting all remedies available by law including the right to hold such defaulting purchaser liable for the purchase price (i) cancel the sale, retaining as liquidated damages any payment made by the purchaser, (ii) resell the property without reserve at public auction or privately on seven days notice to the purchaser or (iii) take such action that we deem necessary or appropriate. If Auction Company resells the property, the original defaulting purchaser shall be liable for the payment of any deficiency in the purchase price and all costs and expenses, including warehousing, the expense of both sales, responsible attorney’s fees, commission, incidental damage and all charges due hereunder. In the event that such purchaser pays a portion of the purchase price for any or all lots purchased, Auction Company shall apply the payment received to such lot or lots that Auction Company, in our sole discretion, deems appropriate. Any purchaser who fails to comply with these General Rules and Terms will be deemed to have granted Auction Company a security interest in, and Auction Company may retain as collateral security for such buyer’s obligation to Auction Company any property in Auction Company possession owned by such a purchaser. Auction Company shall have benefit of all rights of a secured party under the Uniform Commercial Code adopted in the state where the auction is held.

  18. Any litigation brought forward by bidder/purchaser will be against seller. Auction Company is merely performing an auction service, and does not own the property. Upon litigation, bidder/purchaser will not be entitled recovery of fees earned by Auction Company duly performing its service.

  19. Choice of Law and Venue ‐ This Agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Montana without giving effect of any choice or conflict of law provision or rule that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Montana. The bidder/purchaser irrevocably submits to the jurisdiction of the State of Montana over any dispute arising out of, or relating in any way, to this Agreement or to the transaction(s) to which it relates. The bidder/purchaser irrevocably agrees that all claims shall be heard and determined in such Court. The bidder/purchaser irrevocably waives, to the fullest

    extent permitted by law, any objection or defense which he, she, or it may now have, or come to have, regarding the inconvenience of this forum.


  1. Purchasers are subject to premiums added automatically to the final accepted bid price and may be subject to local and state sales tax.

  2. Titles on purchased lots will be processed and mailed within 14 business days after auction contingent upon confirmed payment.

  3. All purchases must be paid for by the close of business on Auction day and before merchandise is removed from the Auction facility. Exceptions granted only upon approval of Auction Management.

  4. Un‐used Bidder Deposits will be returned only to registered bidder upon return of Bidder Pass.

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