Period correct 1967 Mercury Cougar Bud Moore Engineering Dan Gurney Daytona pole car replica in correct factory livery with vintage decals. Moore raced the Lincoln-Mercury factory backed team of four Cougars during the '67 Trans-Am season, finishing 2nd in the championship. L-M sponsored the team one year only to launch its new upscale "ponycar". Cougar was Motor Trend Car of the Year for 1967. The BME Cougars were converted to 1968 NASCAR "Baby Grand" GT specs; "Tiny" Lund won the championship in the #16 car, Gurney's '67 T-A Cougar. They were sold during 1969 and continued to be raced in NASCAR GT configuration. Consequently, none of the BME T-A Cougars have survived. This car was completed about 4 years ago, about 500 miles since, never raced, and is street licensed and insured, being a very popular car when displayed, such as at two Walter Mitty Challenge events. Currently race ready.
All 1960s era Trans-Am cars were converted production cars, making the series extremely popular. BME ran the factory Cougar team; none of the cars have survived. This car is a replica and has no race history.