To more than half of the country it seems that summer is in a never-ending holding pattern and yet, ECD D90 and D110 soft tops are hotter than ever as the wealthy and influential prepare for the start of the season in a breath-taking new custom cruiser from E.C.D. Automotive Design (ECD).
The first pair of ECD custom soft tops – Project QuickSilver (ECD D90) and Project Hampton (ECD D110) – are ready to take their place among a select group of vehicles known as beachgoers, designed to dominate the sand strips at the season’s hotspots coast to coast.
On the west coast, parked in front of the flower-filled patio of Geoffrey’s Restaurant atop the picturesque Malibu hillside overlooking the Southern California coastline is a custom, hand built in the USA, ECD D90 with an epic V5 Surfski perched on top ready for the waters below.
First off the line from the Rover Dome in Kissimmee, Florida was Project QuickSilver a fully-customized ECD D90 that’s ready to remind adventurers just how remarkable the trip can be with its powerful 6.2-liter, 430-hp Chevrolet LS3 V-8 engine. Finished in a Designo Alanite Grey eggshell exterior with a custom fitted black soft top, this one-of-a-kind custom is a dazzling example of perfection created by the team at ECD.
With Corbeau Trailcat front seats covered in a rich ivory leather, Autocross Gray series gauges and a Momo Prototipo steering wheel wrapped in ivory leather with the spokes painted to match, this custom 4X4 is not lacking any character or opulence!
Across the country it’s 7 a.m. and the waves are just beginning to break at Ponquogue beach in the Hampton’s, when a stately, Corris Grey, custom ECD D110 soft top pulls up onto the sand to unload the excited family ready to enjoy a day of sights, sounds and surf on this beautiful summer morning.
This lavish head-turner is Project Hampton, a right-hand drive that sports a rebuilt Rover V-8 engine with an automatic transmission in a Corris Grey eggshell finish and a black Safari style soft top perfect for protecting its occupants from the flock of seagulls soaring high above.
This one-of-a-kind beach cruiser is a full-size, ten-seater with plenty of space for the kids sand buckets & spades, Puma front seats and four inward facing bench seats in Panda charcoal & black leather with custom charcoal stitching, bluetooth sound so you can enjoy music at the beach – sitting on 16” Tornado Wheels with BFGoodrich tires.
“It’s a journey like no other for our clients,” states Tom Humble, Founder & Co-Owner, E.C.D. Automotive Design. “We’re the only custom automotive design company in the world where customers have the opportunity to create their dream car completely from scratch.”
The Luxury Build Experience is a robust journey that challenges the client to step outside the norm to create a vehicle that feels right for them. Want to be ECD Ready next summer? Book your build slot now for a summer 2019 deliver!
“A lot has changed in the automotive world over the last half-century,” comments Scott Wallace, Co-Owner of E.C.D. Automotive Design. “It’s undeniably clear that classic British automobiles still hold a special place in the hearts and minds of high-end car collectors and aficionados across the country. To those individuals, the commissioning of a unique custom vehicle is a truly personal experience that draws inspiration from their passions, tastes and lifestyle to create a work of art that only they can truly appreciate.”
For additional information on E.C.D. Automotive Design, visit us online at www.ecdautodesign.com or call (407) 483-4825.
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About E.C.D. Automotive Design
Headquartered in Kissimmee, Florida, E.C.D. Automotive Design (E.C.D.) is an award-winning builder of one-of-a-kind custom, Land Rover Defenders and Range Rover Classics that are the physical embodiment of a luxurious work of art. The company was founded in 2013 by three self-prescribed “British petrol heads,” brothers Tom and Elliot Humble, and Scott Wallace. Each SUV takes roughly 2200-man hours to construct and is purpose-built to a client’s needs and specifications thus delivering a luxurious drive experiences that cannot be duplicated. E.C.D. is home to 52 full-time employees in its 30,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Florida, known as the Rover Dome, and its West Coast Design Studio in Malibu, California.
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