Mercury Cougar XR7- Bud Moore Eng.- Dan Gurney #98
Ford contracted Shelby American to field a factory team for 1967. Shelby saw the opportunity to produce a new batch of production race cars. Ford hedged its bet by enlisting the assistance of stock car builder Bud Moore to field a team of specially modified Mercury Cougars which were driven by Dan Gurney and Parnelli Jones. The Trans Am championship came down to the final race in Kent Washington at the Seattle International Raceway. Two of the Bud Moore Engineering prepared Cougars were in the race: #98 driven by Dan Gurney, and #15 driven by Parnelli Jones. When the final flag fell, Team Cougar finished second behind the Mustangs and, by only two points, came in second in the Manufacturers Championship.