Were the 70s' hoods so bad they needed to add extra clips in the hood to make sure it wouldn't pop open, or is it just a strange decoration you can add? Either way, I'm not too sure I'm fond of that on the Cuda.
That's factory =Badluk. It's a safety measure that came out of racing, assuring that the hood would stay closed at extremely high speed or in the event of a collision. All three of those cars are bad-a**. Find a 70 'Cuda and drive it. You'll be fond of it quickly!
I can't say I'm surprised that it's for holding the hood at high speeds. I still think it's a little "distracting", if I can say that.
Anyhow, I would LOVE to drive a Cuda, but unless you have someone I could contact who would allow me to drive their car, I don't think that'll be possible. I've met people who owned Cudas, but I didn't have my license back then. And even if I had kept in touch with those people, they probably would laugh and refuse to let me drive.
Unless the awesome classic car belongs to you, you're not likely to be driving it.
I knew a guy that had a '70 Challenger. It was wicked fast. I raced it a few times for him and had so much fun. It had the 340cid 6-pack. Not much on the low end, but when those other two carburetors kicked in I needed a neck restraint. He should have let me have it. He wrecked it 2 months later. It was fun while it lasted.
Driving in my '68 Camaro with Creedence Clearwater Revival blaring on the radio, speeding down the highway so fast I thought the car might take off the road entirely and fly off to a galaxy of endless bacon and sexy women.