1969 Toyota EX-III
Toyota EX-III (a gran turismo for two passengers) was also shown at the 1969 Tokyo Motor Show.
While most Japanese firms turned to European design houses for their innovative designs, Toyota struck its own course. The 1969 EX III was a case in point. Here was a sleek coupe, which advanced the dream-car ideal as much as the Europeans. Its sleek shape carried over to its ultra-smooth under tray (underbody), making it very aerodynamic.
Like the EX-1, the EX-III was also designed for long distance, high speed driving but it was a bigger car.
Shown at the 1969 Tokyo Motor Show, the EX-III was the big brother of the EX-I. The larger body was even more aerodynamic, being built very low with a pointed front (no bumper), a long bonnet, sharply sloped sides and a tapered rear. Large exhaust outlets hinted at a gas turbine engine but no details were given.
Source: www.is-it-a-lemon.com; Stepho’s Toyota Site