The 2000 was planned as the successor of the Alfa Romeo in 1900 and should build on the success of the Giulietta. In the Portello plant, the Italian built the four-door notchback saloon Berlina with the internal number 102.00, while the Spider Carrozzeria Touring, designed by Bianchi Anderloni, was produced.
The two-door Coupé Sprint was designed by Giorgio Giugiaro and produced by Bertone. Less than 1,000 of the beautiful series were sold each year, so Alfa Romeo discontinued the series three years later due to a lack of commercial success. Overall, only 3443 vehicles left the production halls, with figures fluctuating depending on the source. The main customers were the USA, Australia and Africa. In Europe there were only a few buyers, because the 2000s did not have the typical sporty character of Alfa. Technically, the Italian had equipped the 2000 series with a 2-litre OHC engine with two overhead camshafts, two double carburettors as well as a modern wheel suspension, drum brakes and a five-speed gearbox. With this almost modern technology, the Berlina produced 105 hp and reached a top speed of 160 km/h. Both the Sprint and the Spider achieved a top speed of 175 km/h with 115 hp. For some versions of the 2000 series, an all-wheel drive hydraulic system was also available as an optional extra.