Auto Body, Auto Accessories,
Audio & RC Hobbies

Auto Heaven exists right here in Missoula at Blue Ribbon Auto.

Missoula's leader in auto body repair, accessories, audio and upholstery

Blue Ribbon Auto has been repairing and customizing Missoula, MT vehicles for over 30 years. We are proud to be experts in auto body repair, after market accessories, audio and custom upholstery. The team at Blue Ribbon is dedicated to providing the very best work, products, and service to our customers. We are passionate about what we do and we believe that shows. You can feel confident bringing your vehicles to Blue Ribbon Auto because the business has been built on trust, honesty and quality workmanship. We are grateful to our customers and have enjoyed serving them for over three decades. We look forward to the next 30-plus years!

Accessories, Audio, & Upholstery
A trip to the Blue Ribbon campus doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve been in an accident. Our Accessories, Audio, and upholstery stores will definitely get you dreaming about how to customize your vehicle. Our experts are dedicated to providing and installing the latest and greatest in quality aftermarket accessories and electronics so that you can ride in style while remaining safe. You name it, we can do it. Toppers, bed-liners, Clear-Bra, window-tinting, headlight restoration, floor mats, winches, trailer hitches, remote starts, back-up cameras, entertainment systems, Bluetooth technology, auto and marine audio, and custom upholstery. In fact, it would be easier to list the things we CAN’T do to improve your ride than to list the things we can do. Your ride is our pride! Contact us today for a free consultation.

 

 

Missoula Auto Body

Remote Control Vehicles

Have we mentioned that we are passionate about all things automotive? That passion is so great that we extended our enthusiasm to include remote-control vehicles. The next time you visit the Blue Ribbon Auto campus be sure to visit our hobby store located in the Accessories and Audio building. You’re sure to find a remote control car, truck, boat, or plane that you can’t live without. Yep, we believe adults need toys too!

AllServices Your For Your Ride

Auto Body Repair

We know an accident can be a very traumatic experience. You can count on Blue Ribbon Auto being there for you every step of the way. We will get you the information you need to make an informed decision on the repair of your vehicle; and we will work directly with your insurance company to assist in the claims process. Our highly-trained employees will restore your vehicle to its pre-collision best. And, you can trust Blue Ribbon because our workmanship and paint are backed up with a lifetime guarantee.

Auto Body

Auto Body

Post car-accident can be an upsetting, stressful time. That’s why we take every measure conceivable to restore your vehicle to pre-accident condition. Our repair shop is fully equipped with highly trained professionals, the latest diagnostic equipment, and decades of expertise.

Audio

Audio

For many, music is life. If you fall into this category, our audio showroom is a music enthusiast’s dream come true. Prepare to be amazed. Our field-trained, expert staff will match you with a system that can make drivetime life-changing.

RC Hobbies

RC Hobbies

If your interest in mechanical objects extends to remote controlled vehicles, we need to talk. Blue Ribbon Auto has expanded its services to include a remote control vehicle showroom. Stop in to check out our inventory of drones, boats, trucks, cars, planes, and much more!

Accessories

Accessories

Got a cool accessory idea for your car or truck? We can fit your vehicle with the latest and greatest in accessories and specialty items – ranging from practical to extravagant.

Upholstery

Upholstery

Just as a piece of furniture can dictate the feel of an entire room, so too can upholstery for your car. We can repair or replace the worn-out upholstery in your car or truck so that it looks clean and classic, or bold and dramatic. And our upholstery shop doesn’t just specialize in vehicles. We can re-upholster/repair everything from boats to bar stools.

Gallery

Gallery

Ready for a visual representation of our projects? This is the fun part. Navigate through our gallery to see examples of our work and to inspire your imagination.

Case Studies

“Nobody touches my rigs but Blue Ribbon.” Says Josh Spaid, owner of a 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat SRT we had the privilege of doing window tint and clear bra on. Spaid purchased the 707HP Orange beast in Texas, with only 15 miles on it.  From there, he drove it roughly 1,500 miles home to Missoula.

Only 11,955 Hellcats were produced in 2016, and only 9% (1,073) are Go Mango Orange like Spaids’. The Dodge Hell Cat has a Supercharged 6.2 Liter hemi V-8 and can reach 60mph in 3.4 seconds (Holy smokes!). One of the coolest features of this vehicle is the driver’s side inner headlamp that doubles as a cold air intake. While this sort of feature is nothing new in the world of drag and race cars, it is cleverly integrated on a vehicle that needs all the air it can get.

We applied 3M pro series clear bra to the front of the fenders, half way up the hood, and the whole front bumper. Clear bra protects the paint from rock chips and other debris that can damage your paint. We also tinted the windows all around to really make this one mean looking Hellcat.

Thank you Josh for all your years of loyalty and for the opportunity to make your ride, our pride!

You’ve been in an accident…

Now what…?

 

We know that getting involved in an accident can be a confusing, stressful situation. That’s why we’re here to help! Whether it’s a bump in the parking lot, or getting close and personal with wildlife, we’ve seen just about everything life can throw at you. This means we know our stuff and can help you every step of the way.

 

STEP ONE: Stay calm! Staying calm in a tense situation will help you think more rationally, guiding you to take a more logical course of action. You might be injured, and adrenaline in your system has the potential to make you throw logic out the window. So make sure to take a few deep breaths and STAY CALM.

 

STEP TWO: Call the authorities. This is an important step because it gives a clear indicator of who is at fault in an accident. This will make the repair process as a whole move a bit faster. Especially if stories change.

 

STEP THREE: Exchange insurance. This ensures that whoever is at fault, their insurance will potentially be able to cover the cost of repairs and any medical. It is AGAINST THE LAW to drive without insurance.

 

STEP FOUR: Take pictures! These are the angles insurance companies need and what body shops use to create estimates and record damage. It also can help if you can get prospective pictures of where your vehicle is in relation to the other vehicle/object.

STEP FIVE: If you are at fault, call your insurance and file a claim to get the ball rolling. Depending on your insurance company, they will then direct you to go to a body shop or two and get estimates. Some insurance companies will send an estimator to you, and will have the body shop work off of their estimate.

If you don’t have time or happen to work the same hours we do, don’t worry! You can email one of our experienced estimators your pictures and claim number ANY TIME. If you do have the time to stop by, an estimate only takes about 15 to 20 minutes.

 

Blue Ribbon Auto Body is open

7:30AM – 5:30PM MONDAY- FRIDAY

406-543-4612

Ben Crane- Bencrane@Blueribbonauto.com

Sheldon Knowlen- Sheldon@blueribbonsuto.com

Andy Marshall- Andy@Blueribbonauto.com

The year is 1969. Neil Armstrong takes the first step on the moon, The Beatles are topping the charts and Mercury has released the Marauder X-100. The late 60’s saw the boom of great big luxury coups with the power to really back them up. And Mercury wanted their piece of the pie. The X-100 with the nose of a Marquis, buttress-style roof line, tunneled backlight, and mile long hood, the Marauder was expansive, but easy on the eyes. Make no mistake, the Marauder might have been a force to be reckoned with but it is still smaller than its four door sister The Marquis.

 

The owner of this particular Marauder decided it was time to restore the interior to its former glory. Our upholstery shop applied their incredible attention to detail to every step of this restoration. With diamond pleats through out, custom stitching and crushed velvet, sitting in these vehicle really takes you into the past. The whole dash was removed and restored to its original goodness, as well as new carpet throughout even in the trunk. The whole job took over two months to complete. This is one vehicle we can definitely be proud of.

You’ve already heard of 0-60 in 3.4, how about 0-60 in 2.3? The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon definitely gives the Hellcat a run for its money. When it comes down to it, it really just depends on what you’re looking for in a Challenger.

While both the Hellcat and the Demon have a 6.2 liter V8 engine, the big difference is the horsepower. The Hellcat pumps out 707-horsepower while the Demon leaves it in the dust with 808-horsepower. The Demon is 100% a performance, drag-racing vehicle. In addition to the extreme power, it also has a larger induction air box (two, count em’ TWO cold air intakes), increased boost pressure, two-dual stage fuels pumps, AND a higher rpm limit. This particular Demon is #2187 of only 3,300 that were produced. So not only is this beast more powerful, it’s also more rare.

We got the opportunity to make this one even more one of a kind. We put fiber optics in the door panels that can change color on command. As well as XK Glow under the vehicle, in the foot wells, in the hood scoop and in the engine bay. We hooked up custom LED side markers and sequential signals. Halo headlights showcase the iconic challenger headlights, and the twin cold air intakes.