Across the US, there are a variety of luxury vehicles to choose from, from Bentley to Mercedes Benz; the options are truly limitless. What you don’t see often is a range of rare luxury SUVs, at least not ones you can just pop into a dealership to purchase. Add to that rarity the luxury of having a fully customized vehicle that also has heritage, and the blend is every luxury car owner’s dream. You’ve seen custom Ford Broncos, Hot Rods, and other vehicles, but the Land Rover Defender stands out in its British Heritage and its history as a full utility vehicle. That, among other things, is what makes a custom Defender built by E.C.D. a true luxury vehicle.
Every fully ground up Land Rover Defender restoration that comes through the shop at E.C.D. is completely hand-built by master craftsmen. The beauty is that one can own either a British Classic or the made for the USA North American Spec Defender — both are offered right here at our shops in Kissimmee, Florida, and Malibu, California. Being fully restored here means we can offer a one-of-a-kind experience to those looking to own one of our vehicles, and that’s our Fly and Drive program. It’s as simple as it sounds. Those who are interested and qualify will get a ticket out to our shop, including hotel stay, full facility tour, and a test drive of one of our custom restored Defenders — all on us. It’s all a part of our world-class concierge service that we offer to every client, along with full bi-weekly updates and a hands-on design process.
The customization in our custom luxury vehicles is unlike any other. Every aspect is hand-picked by the vehicle’s owner, even down to the hinge bolt colors. This means every client has thousands of options to make their custom luxury Defender a true one of a kind vehicle that reflects both their lifestyle and personality. Whether they plan on driving the family to the mall or shipping their restored Defender out to Costa Rica for thrashing through the mud, every aspect of the build is tailor-made. Clients can also expect a visit to the shop for their first design meeting, where we show them an exclusive display model of what their vehicle could look like in real-time (you’ll see more on this system soon). No matter how difficult or out there a request for a custom feature is, we go to the ends of the earth to make sure it’s possible. We’ve had clients ask for copper fittings, custom roof-tents, nearly full panoramic roofs, and hand-dyed alligator skinned seats. This level of customization isn’t just your typical “go to the dealership and get a standard model repainted set up,” either. The quality and craftsmanship are visible in every element of each build.
Everything is handmade. Paint, upholstery, electrics are all done in-house, and all design choices are made well before the original base of the vehicle has even landed in our shop. Our options and possibilities for our trucks make them true custom luxury SUVs. Give someone a custom E.C.D. Land Rover Defender for Christmas, and we can bet that your loved one will be the only one with a vehicle of its kind in any direction for miles.
Along with each of our builds coming off the line with a 400-point inspection and being test-driven to perfection, we also offer a range of drivetrain options that include their own warranty. For example, our GM drivetrains all have a 2-year, 50,000-mile warranty that is fully serviceable at any local GM dealership. No need for our clients to wait around or go to a specialty shop for parts or replacements. We also offer an extended warranty so that clients can keep their build at home, and we send our Warranty Tech out to you instead, or we will handle the shipping and repair if necessary. Our vehicles are built with ease of maintenance in mind, we take the time and care to ensure cables, wiring, and installation is easy to follow and provide regular service as needed.
We also dedicate ourselves to only using quality brands, materials, and technicians to build our vehicles. We work with other luxury brands like Brembo, Kahn, Thewlis Gregson, and more to ensure every custom part of the vehicle is installed with the utmost quality. You could spend hours just staring at how every aspect of the vehicle came together.
Our custom restored Defenders are vehicles that are sure to turn heads, garner questions, and encourage curiosity wherever they go. They are rare, unique, classic vehicles unlike any other, and having one custom built to your every specification makes them a true luxury SUV.
If you’re ready to customize your classic Defender, get in touch to learn more about the design process or our Fly and Drive program at [email protected].
Unit 107 – 4930 Industrial Lane Kissimmee, FL 34758
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