So that got me thinking, when were the first clutch start inhibitor switches installed? At least in 1970's GM products, long before the unintended acceleration debacle. I guess US car manufacturers knew their customers well. The first car I encountered that switch in was a 2001Audi.Though yes I am young my main reason I thought that the 164 would have it is because vehicles older than the 164 had clutch start inhibitors, though I have never owned one and never would but as an example the 1986 Mustang had them. I figured that Alfa would have been on the cutting edge of "safety" technology being the luxury brand they are.