In homage to the legendary 6C 1750 of the 1930s, Alfa Romeo also named his Berline 1750, which was introduced in 1967 and was available in a variety of variations. Both the saloon and the GTV Coupé were developed by Bertone. The ingenious carmakers were inspired by the Giulia, from which Bertone took over the bodywork in a slightly modified, more streamlined form and shortened the wheelbase of the coupé.
Both the engine bonnet and the boot hood became wider, and iodine headlights were added in 1970. In 1968 Alfa Romeo introduced a Spider version to the market, and in 1975 the 2000 series replaced the 1750 series. Altogether, Alfa Romeo produces more than 100,000 units of this still popular vehicle. The chic mid-range car was powered by either a 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine or a 2-litre engine delivering 113 hp or 132 hp. A hydraulic five-speed transmission, a dual-circuit braking system and suspended clutch and brake pedals support the good driving experience. However, the Italian equips the rear of the vehicle with a rigid axle as well as longitudinal thrust rods and coil springs, which somewhat impaired the roadholding of the rear-wheel drive model. The final speed was between 180 km/h and 195 km/h, depending on the version. For export to the USA, the manufacturer replaced the double carburetor with a spica injection. One of the Spider’s optional extras was a limited slip differential. The standard use of disc brakes in combination with a brake booster was remarkable, at that time as standard equipment rather unusual.