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leather strap leather strap Bonnet strap (2)
Vintage and special with Bonnet Straps to protect the alloy body panels.

Bonnet strap (1) Bonnet straps (2) Bonnet straps, rubber
One leather strap   --   Two leather straps   --   Two rubber straps

Leather straps with a metal buckle to secure the bonnet were common fare for race cars, back in the day. The BMC factory part number for this item was AHH5518/9 (Bonnet straps and plates). Picture of the blue car above right shows rubber straps with a T-handle for a quick pull disconnect, which may be a slightly newer innovation.

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