E.C.D.’s founders are individuals who have had a passion for vehicles since their childhoods. In a moment of perfect passing, they were able to come together and pull their passions into one series of vehicles in particular — Land Rovers. Over the years, as we have grown in both size and ability, E.C.D. has their eyes set on building a higher standard for Land Rover builds. With several brands and aspirations in mind, E.C.D. has a clear path to becoming a luxury custom S.U.V. builder.
Quality is value E.C.D. has been conquering since its inception in 2013. Growing from a 900 sq ft facility to a sweeping 30,000 sq ft facility, E.C.D. has made its mark in the U.S. for building custom Land Rover Defenders, Series 2A, and RRC of the highest quality. E.C.D.’s early aspirations for quality came from bespoke-brand Overfinch, a bespoke vehicle builder that has been developing beautiful innovations for the Range Rover over the past four decades. It was this level of craftsmanship that drew out E.C.D.’s need to offer parts, installation, and features that are of the highest quality. With 50 of the greatest Defender techs, we work to ensure our techs aspire to obtain certifications so that their workmanship can match their passion. We have several quality checks throughout the build process that are finalized with our 400-point inspection for each vehicle by our dedicated Quality Control Director.
When it comes to luxury, one wouldn’t immediately think of a Defender. As a nostalgic vehicle slowly losing its fight against time ( and the new Land Rover Defender, a sharp turn away from the classic beauty we all know), we want to transform the Defender’s visibility in parking lots, driveways, and valets. That means taking the almost 30-year-old and transforming it into a luxury S.U.V. We’ve introduced several modern luxuries to the Defender to bring it up to the 21st century, including adding the option for a Tesla All-Electric Drivetrain, wireless charging, and heated seating. Looking at brands such as Lexani Motorcars and Becker Autodesign, E.C.D. wants to bring the executive, armored, and professional feel to our custom Defenders (when warranted, of course). Adding the ultimate creature comforts, unparalleled design, and exclusivity, our Defenders aspire to be the prestige vehicle that our clients prefer to drive themselves — whether the drive is through a major city to get to a meeting or a trek through the mountains for a family vacation. While the drive has the smooth, luxurious feel of a modern vehicle, the unrefined look of the Defender is what sets it apart from other luxury S.U.V.s, making it a unique piece of history with a story to tell.
Customization is the bread and butter of E.C.D. Every innovation and boundary pushed is our strive to deliver custom Land Rover Defenders in the likes that no one has ever seen before. We are hell-bent on that. Our ultimate goal is to build custom Defenders that define the market and set standards across the world. “You create it, we build it,” has been our tagline since our inception. From one-of-a-kind interiors to hand-built custom storage boxes, we strive to fit the “impossible” and make some of the most beautiful vehicles along the way. The Defender has a history, it is meant to take on lifestyle journeys and tough tasks as the “go anywhere vehicle,” and by adding a custom touch, our builds are going to change the narrative of custom luxury S.U.V.
Ready to put our customization and quality to the test? Get in touch to start your journey towards a custom Land Rover Defender at [email protected].
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