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I was looking at Alfa Romeo 156 JTD to buy today (2002 make), and it has the manual transmission stick that works like this (see the attachment).

To put it in Reverse, I must grab the little thing under the gear stick head (the big black round thing on the gear stick, dont know the English word for it) with my index finger and my middle finger, pull it up, and while holding it I engage the Reverse gear.

Now, the reason I am confused is that I am now not sure is this normal on some Alfa 156 models or this is a car that has a transmission changed?

I am unable to find any image that will show the gear stick with this little pull-up thing.
 

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I found this in eLearn:

The external control is equipped with an inhibitor device for the engagement of Reverse gear which, by means of a travel inhibitor during selection, guarantees greater safety against accidental manoeuvres.
So that little thingy is called INHIBITOR... xD
 
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