February 1, 2023

What to Know About Purchasing a Used Land Rover

What to Know About Purchasing a Used Land Rover Is there anything more British than an iconic vintage Land Rover? At ECD, we don’t think so. While there’s nothing better
January 25, 2023
Project Ambrosia

Benefits of Adding Diesel Defender to Your Garage

Is there any other vehicle on the plant that says “off-roader” like the Land Rover Defender? At ECD, we don’t think so. The Original Land Rover Defender has not only
January 18, 2023

The Classic Jaguar XKE: The Most Beautiful Car Ever Made

It’s rumored that upon seeing the first Jaguar E-Type, Enzo Ferrari called it “the most beautiful car ever made.” That’s certainly high praise coming from the founder of Ferrari. Over
January 11, 2023
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Turn Heads With a Custom Range Rover County From ECD Automotive Design

A more refined city-friendly model among the Land Rover lineup, the Range Rover is an SUV that blends style and practicality. When you’re seated behind the wheel of a Range
January 4, 2023
Point Break

Blend Legacy and Modern Technology with a Custom LT1 Defender

There’s a reason that the Land Rover Defender has remained one of the most coveted off-roaders among adventure seekers over the past four decades. Simply put, there’s no other vehicle
January 1, 2023

DuPont Registry | E.C.D. Automotive Design Announces New Jaguar E-type Restorations

Known for its unique and detailed Land Rover restorations, E.C.D Automotive Design takes Land Rover Defenders, as well as early Land Rover Range Rovers, and brings them back to life
December 28, 2022

The History Behind the 1980 Land Rover Defenders

While plenty of off-roading trucks and SUVs are on the market today, there’s nothing quite as iconic or coveted as the Land Rover Defenders. Land Rover began releasing its classic
December 21, 2022
Project Sunrise

How Much Does a Custom Defender Cost?

The Land Rover Defender has to be one of the first vehicles that come to mind when the subject of off-roading comes up. Is there anything more likened to off-roading
December 20, 2022

Orlando Sentinel | ECD Automotive Design Builds Dream Land Rovers

E.C.D. Automotive Design transforms classic Land Rovers and Jaguar E-Type into customized modern builds at a 100,000-sq. ft. facility in Kissimmee.
December 19, 2022

Cerebral-Overload | E.C.D. Automotive Design Unveils Bold Pair of D90s Designed By Best Friends

E.C.D. Automotive Design (E.C.D.), the world’s largest Land Rover restoration company famed for its one-of-one deluxe builds, ranging from classic Defenders to vintage Jaguar E-Types, today reveals a pair of outwardly
December 18, 2022

HotCars | 8 Badass Renderings Of European Vehicles We Would Love To See In Real Life

Classic British sports cars have always been a treat to the eyes. The perfect dimensions, capable powertrain, and exquisite design language helped them to stand out well. The Jaguar E-Type
December 18, 2022
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Florida Trend | Meet ECD the Largest Defender Restorers

Founded in 2013, ECD creates high-end custom builds of classic British Jaguars and Land Rovers. In November, the company opened a 100,000-square-foot production facility off Poinciana Boulevard and invited the
December 16, 2022
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The Chevrolet GM LS3 Defender

Every now and again the Automotive industry presents a challenge to all the greatest classic vehicles of all time, and the Chevrolet LS3 Defender Performance engine being placed into a
December 15, 2022

StreetTrucks | ECD Automotive Design’s Convertible Classic

 E.C.D. Automotive Design (E.C.D.), the world’s largest Land Rover restoration company internationally renowned for its bespoke luxury builds – ranging from personalized Defenders to customized Jaguar E-Types – debuts its latest
December 14, 2022

Vintage Defender Drivetrains vs. Custom Drivetrain Options

The rich legacy behind the classic Land Rover Defenders is simply unmatched. No other vehicle on the planet says “off-roader,” as the British Land Rover does. However, while the history
December 9, 2022

Zenuzz | Restored Jaguar E-types Now Available In The UAE

After becoming the foremost leader in old Defender and Range Rover restorations in less than a decade thanks to its client-first approach, eye for perfection and culture of innovation, E.C.D.
December 8, 2022
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Yahoo | E.C.D. Automotive Design Announces Restored Jaguar E-Types Now Available in the United Arab Emirates

After becoming the foremost leader in old Defender and Range Rover restorations in less than a decade thanks to its client-first approach, eye for perfection and culture of innovation, E.C.D.
December 7, 2022

Why People Buy a Vintage Land Rover

There’s something about vintage Land Rovers that makes people want to buy them. Vintage Land Rover enthusiasts are a passionate bunch. They often buy these classic vehicles for the same
December 7, 2022

The Classic Jaguar Styles

There’s nothing more British than fish and chips, a warm cup of tea, or the timeless Jaguar E-Type. Even Prince Harry is a Jaguar E-Type enthusiast, having driven a 1968
December 6, 2022
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Vintage Land Rover | A Historical Beauty with Modern Appeal

The Land Rover is one of the most well-known and trusted off-road defenders. With its vintage look, there’s no surprise that people are in love with them. When you see
December 2, 2022
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Original Defender | History of the Land Rover Defender

The Land Rover Defender is a precious British icon. Seen with the likes of the Queen herself, a variety of celebrities, and ripping up mud everywhere throughout its history. The
December 1, 2022

The Shop | New Convertible Defender from E.C.D. Designed for Beach Adventures

E.C.D. Automotive Design (E.C.D.) recently introduced Project Hutton, a convertible Defender 110 outfitted with a high performance LT4 engine. Trimmed with silver and bright yellow accents throughout, the latest addition
November 28, 2022

TopSpeed | Exclusive: Here’s How E.C.D. Automotive Design Modernize Classic Defenders To Perfection

Few models have had an impact on the world, quite like the Land Rover has. From the deserts of Sub-Saharan Africa, the tropical jungles of Central America, and the icy-cold
November 23, 2022
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Benefits of Buying a Restored Defender over New

When you compare a classic Land Rover Defender to the current models available, it’s obvious that the two are not the same. While the modern rendition is stylish and capable
November 22, 2022
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Motor1 | Designing And Driving A Tesla-Powered Land Rover Defender Restomod

ECD Automotive Design is one of a number of names in the booming restomod business. Located just outside of Orlando, Florida, customers can come in, design, and watch the classic
November 21, 2022
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Bakersfield | E.C.D. Automotive Design Completes Massive New Restoration Facility

Envisioned over a few packs of beer by three British “petrol heads” with a shared love for old Defenders, E.C.D. arose from humble beginnings in 2013. Initially based out of
November 21, 2022

CarBuzz | ECD Automotive Will Churn Out More Land Rover And Jaguar Restomods Than Ever Before

ECD Automotive Design has had a busy year with its classic Land Rover restorations and, more recently, E-Type recreations. Demand for the brand’s products has been so high that the firm has decided
November 21, 2022

HotCars | EXCLUSIVE: E.C.D., The Defender, Range Rover, And Now E-Type Restomod Specialist Is Just Getting Started

In 2013, Tom and Elliot Humble partnered with Scott Wallace to form E.C.D. Automotive Design. Sharing a love of classic British cars, the three ex-pats set out to realize their vision
November 21, 2022
NAS Defender

NAS Defender: The First JLR Utility Vehicle Brought to USA

When it comes to rare vehicles, the NAS Defender certainly is one for those looking to buy a Defender here in the United States. While you may find a refurbished
November 15, 2022
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Getting to Know the Jaguar XKE

It’s no wonder the Jaguar XKE was such a popular car back in its glory days. But what about this iconic sports car that made it so adored by the
November 14, 2022
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Classic Defender | Evolution of the Legacy Defender

The classic Defender lineup was launched in 1983 as the replacement for the Land Rover Series. It’s a capable utility vehicle that became known worldwide as a British off-road icon.
November 13, 2022
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Original Defender Gauges vs Custom Styles | Transforming Your Interior

One of the best parts of having a classic restoration is having the opportunity to make parts of your vintage Defender like new again. Restoring or upgrading your original Defender’s
November 11, 2022

Kake | E.C.D. Automotive Design Completes Massive New Restoration Facility

Most outstanding of all is the Rover Dome’s half-million-dollar, state-of-the-art paint lab, complete with a prep station, a paint booth, infrared, heat lamps and more. With paint supplied by global
November 11, 2022

Yahoo Finance | New Restoration Facility, Boosts Production of its Coveted Bespoke Builds

Envisioned over a few packs of beer by three British “petrol heads” with a shared love for old Defenders, E.C.D. arose from humble beginnings in 2013. Initially based out of
November 10, 2022
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Durability of an ECD Restored RRC

ECD prides itself on producing some of the highest-quality Land Rover restorations in the world. ECD applies the same expertise and knowledge in restoring their Range Rover Classic vehicles as
November 10, 2022

Why ECD Builds Custom Defenders?

With ECD becoming the World’s Largest Land Rover Restoration facility, the company consistently receives questions about whether it offers services for other vehicles. While ECD has continuously added more Land
November 9, 2022

Dupont Registry | E.C.D. Automotive Design Expands To A Massive New Operation, Boosting Production On Bespoke Builds

Exploring new horizons with the recent announcement of bespoke Jaguar E-Type builds, the automotive professionals at E.C.D. Automotive Design is proud to showcase its massive new headquarters in Kissimmee, Florida. Starting
November 8, 2022

The History of the Vintage Jaguar

Everyone knows the Jaguar E-Type is a very special car, but how much do you know about its history? Take a look at the fascinating history of the vehicle Enzo
November 7, 2022

The Shop | E.C.D. Automotive Design Completes New Florida Facility

E.C.D. Automotive Design (E.C.D.), the restoration company specializing in classic Defenders, original Range Rover Classics and restored Jaguar E-Types, has moved to a new 100,000-square-foot headquarters in Kissimmee, Florida, the company
November 7, 2022

Jalopnik | $1.5 Billion Powerball: Every New Car to Buy With Your Winnings

If you suddenly find yourself $1.5 billion richer, you’ve got no choice but to buy the best version of the best car ever made. And, obviously, that’s a classic Land
November 7, 2022
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Should You Buy A Classic Range Rover?

As classic SUVs go, the range rover classic (RRC) is a gorgeous piece of motoring history. Combine that with the ability to customize and thoroughly modernize your RRC, and you’ve
November 2, 2022
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Giving Your Defender a Vintage Style

Each vehicle hand built by ECD has every detail hand-selected by its owner. When it comes to vintage defender restoration, many on their journey may opt to maintain the heritage
November 2, 2022

Jaguar vs Range Rover Classic vs Defender Which Build is Right for You

Choosing the best ECD build to emphasize your style is challenging—or maybe it isn’t. Perhaps you already know beyond a doubt that you have always wanted a custom Defender, Range
November 1, 2022

Auto Evolution | E.C.D. Jaguar E-Type Restomod Options Include Tesla EV Conversion and LT1 Swap

E.C.D. Automotive Design, which presents itself as the world’s largest restoration company specializing in restoring classic Defenders and Range Rovers into bespoke luxury vehicles, has just launched the first U.S.-based
November 1, 2022

HotCars | ECD Automotive Design Builds Bespoke Jaguar E-Types In The States

ECD Automotive Design (ECD), a world authority on luxuriant restomods, is back at it. Instead of modernizing the Land Rover Defender or Range Rover, they opted for the Jaguar E-Type, one of
November 1, 2022

Electrek | We visited ECD Automotive’s new facility where it’s building electric Jaguar E-Types with Tesla motors

After visiting ECD Automotive Design’s original footprint in Florida earlier this year, the custom EV conversion specialists invited us back for a tour of its its new 100,000 square-foot facility up the
October 29, 2022

TheShop | E.C.D. Automotive Design Kicks Off E-Type Restoration Program

E.C.D. Automotive Design (E.C.D.), a specialist in restoring classic Defenders and original Range Rovers, is kicking off its Jaguar E-Type restoration program, the company announced. According to an announcement, the company
October 29, 2022

HotCars | 10 Things You Should Know About E.C.D. Automotive Design And Their Bespoke Jaguar E-Types

Jaguar has built many great cars over the last century. The E-Type is undoubtedly one of their most iconic creations, and it seems to transcend all its siblings as one of
October 29, 2022

CarBuzz | ECD Automotive Design Now Selling Jaguar E-Type Restomods Called The XK-E

There’s an excellent case to be made for the Jaguar E-Type being the most beautiful car ever built. The Lamborghini Miura gets close, as does the Ferrari 250 GTO, but
October 28, 2022

Cerebral-Overload | E.C.D. Automotive Design Launches First US-Based Production Line Dedicated to Restoring Jaguar E-Types

 E.C.D. Automotive Design (E.C.D.), the world’s largest restoration company specializing in restoring classic Defenders and original Range Rover Classics into bespoke luxury vehicles, shares the arrival of three vintage Jaguar E-Types
October 27, 2022

TopSpeed | These Legendary Jaguar E-Types Cruise Into the Future With Tesla Power

The most notable difference between E.C.D.’s version of the E-Type over Eagle’s or Singer’s version of classic Porsches is E.C.D. allows buyers to choose the engine powering its E-Type creations. The powerplant
October 27, 2022
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What makes the Jaguar E-Type so Special?

The Jaguar E-Type is one of the most iconic vehicles ever produced. It is frequently admired for its graceful design, charming aesthetics, and cool vibe. The sixties were a time
October 26, 2022
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Slash Gear | Jaguar E-Type Electric Car Conevrsion Gives 60s Icon A Tesla Upgrade

Looking for an eco-friendly, high-tech daily driver with classic midcentury style? ECD Automotive Design may have the right ride for you, assuming you’ve got the budget for it. Based in
October 26, 2022

Dupont Registry | E.C.D. Automotive Design Announces New Jaguar E-type Restorations

Known for its unique and detailed Land Rover restorations, E.C.D Automotive Design takes Land Rover Defenders, as well as early Land Rover Range Rovers, and brings them back to life
October 24, 2022

Jaguar XKE Difference

Car enthusiasts all have their favorite models, but most can agree that the Jaguar Etype is one of the most coveted models ever produced. Labeled the Jaguar XKE for the
October 24, 2022
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Benefits of Owning a Jaguar

When a company that has built its name and reputation on restoring classic Land Rover Defenders and Range Rovers suddenly decides to add a car to its menu of excellent
October 13, 2022
Project Fluid

3 Ways to Make Your Range Rover Classic Interior Standout

Introduced by Land Rover in 1970, the Range Rover Classic was produced for 25 years and remains a favorite of automotive enthusiasts today. Beloved by the British Royal Family, a
October 13, 2022

Largest Defender Restoration Facility in the World

ECD started in a simple 900 sq ft space when it was founded vin 2013. The small office space included a small garage style space in the rear where our
October 6, 2022

E-Type Owners Who Are Celebrities

The story goes that Brian Epstein, the manager of The Beatles and frequently referred to as the fifth Beatle, gave George a Jaguar E-Type Jaguar for his 21st birthday. The
October 3, 2022
Vintage Jaguar Interior

ECD Interior Options for Jaguar E-type

A true luxury driving experience starts on the inside. While the exterior says classic European sports car, and the engine screams power and performance, it’s the interior that defines your
October 3, 2022

Taking Apart a Defender for Restoration

The journey to the ultimate custom Defender takes many steps, from consulting with the design crew to searching the globe for the best foundation vehicle for your particular design requests.
September 21, 2022

Modern Styling Options for Your Restored Defender

When having ECD build your custom Land Rover Defender, every aspect of the vehicle is hand chosen, making it different from every build before it. The other benefit of having
September 8, 2022

Top 3 All-Time LS3 Powered Defenders at ECD

Years of modern innovation, technology, and a little ingenuity from our design team have allowed ECD to continue turning out some amazingly beautiful and powerful custom-built Land Rover Defenders. When
September 5, 2022
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Top Questions to Ask When Buying a Classic Defender for Sale

The US classic cars market is the largest in the world, generating nearly $19 billion in revenue by 2024. If you’re looking for classic Defenders for Sale, you need as
September 5, 2022
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Restoring a NAS Defender into a Restored Masterpiece

Explore ECD’s Top NAS Defender Restoration What is it that makes the NAS Defender so desirable? The Land Rover Defender’s beauty lies in its history, appearance, and rarity. As far
September 2, 2022

How Long Does it Take to Build a Classic Defender

Starting the journey to a custom Defender can be a process that simply begins with deciding who your builder will be. While the decision can seem daunting, or you might
September 2, 2022

Top 5 Rare Land Rover Builds

ECD has had plenty of notable custom defenders come off our line; we specialize in building custom Land Rovers. Every now and then, however, a select few make huge waves
August 29, 2022
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Why the 1980-1997 Classic Defender Models are so Beloved

The 1980-1997 Land Rover Defender models are some of the most beloved cars in history. They were originally designed as military vehicles and continue to be popular today for their
August 23, 2022

HotCars | Check Out This Incredible Custom LS-Swapped Classic Land Rover Defender 110

For off-road driving enthusiasts, the Land Rover Defender 110 is nothing short of a dessert – an irresistible one. And for the purists, it is the original ‘Defender One Ten’ from the bygone eras of
August 18, 2022
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Benefits of Owning a Range Rover Classic

Classic vehicle enthusiasts have plenty of iconic brands and models to choose from, and a crowded field can make it easy to miss out on the Range Rover Classic. A
August 17, 2022

What Comes With an ECD Jaguar E-Type Restoration

Choosing to restore a Jaguar E-Type is the start of a highly personalized journey. Just like the original craftsmanship that introduced the E-Type in the 1960s, a quality restoration team
August 17, 2022
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Most Impressive Restored Defender Conversions in ECD History

When ECD initially started restoring the classic Defender in 2013, our engine lineup consisted of a refurbished Rover V8 engine and a refurbished Turbo diesel engine, both of which were
August 15, 2022

The Shop | E.C.D. Automotive Design Unveils New LT1-Powered Defender

In the restored Defender’s interior, expertly-stitched leather covers most of the cabin and is complemented by splashes of Fox Moss Green Tweed. The heated Recaro Cross Sportster CS front seats
August 13, 2022

CarBuzz | 1988 Land Rover Defender 90 Restomod Boasts Corvette LT1 Power And A Lavish Interior

ECD Automotive Design can’t seem to get enough of shoving Corvette engines into old-school Land Rovers. The tuner did this with a Series 3 Land Rover Defender known as Project Overload, and then
August 12, 2022

HotCars | 10 Things We Love About E.C.D. Automotive Design’s Latest One-Off Land Rover Defender

While Land Rovers are quite simply some of the best off-road vehicles, unfortunately, they are consistently let down by their lack of reliability. It is for that reason that so many gearheads often consider
August 11, 2022

Cerebral-Overload | E.C.D. Automotive Design’s Latest LT1-Defender Screams Refined Gentleman-Chic

 E.C.D. Automotive Design (E.C.D.), the world’s largest Land Rover restoration company internationally renowned for its bespoke luxury builds, reveals Project Mr. O. Boasting a powerful Corvette LT1 engine, this custom Defender 90’s unique
August 11, 2022

4 Ways to Customize Your Jaguar E-Type

Refresh an iconic British sports car with ECD Automotive Design. Whether you’re craving the open-top feel of a Jaguar E-Type convertible or the raw power of a Jaguar V12, there
August 8, 2022
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Corvette-Powered Land Rover Defender Costs Ferrari Money

If you want a very specific type of Land Rover Defender, you go to ECD Automotive Design. If you want a Corvette-powered Defender, ECD has got you. It won’t be cheap, because
August 8, 2022

Custom Interior Restoration for Your Jaguar E-Type

Your luxury driving experience starts before you start the engine. A Jaguar E-Type restoration from ECD Automotive Design features vintage, outstanding features, inside and out. Check out the custom interior
August 5, 2022
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Making Your Jaguar E-Type California Compliant

Since 2009, any vehicle registered and sold in the state of California needs to pass an emissions test. If you’re preparing to drive a restored Jaguar E-Type, known as Jaguar
August 3, 2022
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Seat Configurations for Your Vintage Restoration

The original defender had a simple seat configuration, usually two front passenger seats and either bench seating or no seating in the rear, to make room for storage and supplies.
August 2, 2022
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Cerebral-Overload | Special Editions, E.C.D.

The first of the Special Editions is appropriately dubbed First Edition. Designed by E.C.D. for performance, this restored Defender 110 lineup is powered by an LS3+ engine with 565 horsepower
August 2, 2022

CarScoops | LT1-Powered Land Rover Defender In Lamborghini Verde Mantis Is Certainly A Unique Restomod

E.C.D Automotive Design started its work by overhauling the Defender’s powertrain. Gone is the standard engine and in its place sits a GM-sourced 6.2-liter naturally-aspirated LT1 V8 coupled to an
August 2, 2022
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Are Custom Defenders Legal in All States?

Few off-road vehicles balance the performance and vintage look of a custom Land Rover Defender. There are, however, some custom Defender models that may not be legal in your state.
July 31, 2022

TheShop | E.C.D. Introduces Special Edition Models

E.C.D. Automotive Design (E.C.D.), a restoration company specializing in revamping Classic Defenders, original Range Rover Classics and vintage E-Types, recently introduced its new special edition models, the company announced. While
July 31, 2022

KimKomando | Restomods: 5 classic cars transformed into electric vehicles

Americans bought nearly twice as many electric cars in the first quarter of 2022 as in the first quarter of 2021. If you want one now, we wish you the
July 29, 2022

Benzinga | E.C.D. Automotive Design Unleashes Exclusive Special Editions Lineup

E.C.D. Automotive Design (E.C.D.), the world’s largest restoration company specializing in revamping Classic Defenders, original Range Rover Classics and vintage E-Types into bespoke luxury builds, today introduces an exciting new offering: Special
July 27, 2022

Technology in an E.C.D. Restored Defender

The classic Defender is a beast built with purpose and persistence. Although well over 25 years old, the vehicle is very much still the workhorse it was initially made to
July 25, 2022

Why Vintage Defenders Are Rare in the United States

For all the beauty, off-road capability, and rich history of the vintage Land Rover Defender, there aren’t many models driving around the United States. It’s rare to see one and
July 23, 2022

Hotcars | This Fully Restored Land Rover Defender 90 Gets A Chevrolet Corvette LS3 Engine

The Royal Family sure do love their Land Rovers. The Queen herself rather enjoys her car collection which you can see here and of those, her favorites are the Defender 90s. There
July 6, 2022
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Buying a Used Defender vs a Restored E.C.D. Defender

The Land Rover Defender is a classic British vehicle that was once widely available globally, with a few exceptions. While the vehicle is rare in the US, low quantities were
July 6, 2022

HotCars | Exclusive: ECD Talks Custom Restomod Defenders And Custom Jaguar E-Type

Scott Wallace shares the unlikely story behind E.C.D.’s founding and reveals their first Jaguar E-Type will debut early next year. The Florida-based outfit best known for its scrupulously thorough Land
July 2, 2022
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AutoEvolution | ECD Defenders Are Not Enough, Reimagines E-Types With GM or Tesla Oomph

Once labeled as East Coast Defenders because it was a well-known aftermarket outlet that specializes in restoring, enhancing, and personalizing older Land Rovers, today’s E.C.D. Automotive Design is a little
June 30, 2022

What Makes ECD Custom Interiors One of Kind?

If you’re in the market for an old land rover defender for sale, you may be considering the shape the vehicle’s interior is in. With restoration shops, it isn’t easy
June 30, 2022
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Car and Driver | E.C.D. Automotive Design Is Now Building Restomod Jaguar E-Types

Like its Defenders, E.C.D.’s Jaguars will be offered with three powertrain options: GM V-8 (a 450-hp LT1), Tesla electric (also 450 hp), or an original Jag inline-six or V-12. That
June 29, 2022

Cerebral-Overload | E.C.D. Automotive Design to Remaster Classic Jaguar E-Types

 E.C.D. Automotive Design (E.C.D.), the world’s largest Land Rover restoration company internationally renowned for its bespoke luxury builds, today announces a new and exciting addition to its model range: the E.C.D.
June 29, 2022

Hotcars | The E.C.D. Automotive Design Project Naw Land Rover: Costs, facts, And Figures

Land Rover restomod specialists, E.C.D. Automotive Design, share details on the 450 horsepower Project Naw LT1-powered Defender. Project Naw, E.C.D. Automotive Design’s latest hi-end homage to the classic Land Rover Defender is as mean
June 29, 2022
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Autoblog | E.C.D. Automotive Design gets into the Jaguar restomod game

Florida-based E.C.D. Automotive Design — formerly East Coast Defender — made its bones turning the barely disguised Midlands tractors emerging from Land Rover’s Solihull plant into finely detailed Chelsea tractors that cost almost as much as
June 29, 2022
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Advantages of a V8-Powered Custom Defender Build

When Rover bought the rights and tooling of the Buick 215 V8, it marked the beginning of pure V8 power for Land Rovers, Range Rovers, and other passenger cars. This
June 27, 2022
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TheShop | E.C.D. Automotive Design Expands Offerings to Include Jaguar E-Type

E.C.D. Automotive Design (E.C.D.), a Land Rover restoration company know for its bespoke luxury builds, will begin offering restored Jaguar E-Type restomods, the company announced. Slated for completion in early
September 12, 2017
Custom Built Defender 110

4 Reasons Clients Choose Us Over the Competition

East Coast Defender is a brand driven toward perfection. We strive for it in every build, every concept, and every day when we walk the grounds of our sprawling Central
September 6, 2017
Custom Builder Defender

Building a Defender That Sounds as Good as It Looks

Land Rover Defenders are unmistakable in design. When the innovators at East Coast Defender get their hands on one, we can take this design to another level of creativity and
August 10, 2017
NAS Defender 90

Celebrities & Land Rovers: A History

Land Rover Defenders are often the utility truck chosen by celebrities and royalty because of the combination of immense luxury and quality that they consistently provide. But they are also
August 9, 2017
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Which ECD Project Fits Your Personality

Choosing the specific items included in your custom Land Rover Defender is a very personal project. The design pioneers at East Coast Defender can build the truck of your dreams:
July 30, 2017
Defender D90

American & English Heritage Collide: The Land Rover Defender NAS Series

Land Rovers are British products through and through, synonymous with excellence and the Crown itself. But when the company decided to bring one of its most iconic products, the Land
July 24, 2017
Custom Grille Defender

A Timeline of the Land Rover and British Royalty

If there is one thing you can say about a Land Rover Defender, it’s that they have a pedigree. They are rugged luxury trucks that have evolved over the years,
July 13, 2017

10 Signs You Own a Land Rover Defender

A lot of celebrities own Land Rover Defenders both for their unique design and the level of lavishness they bring to the driving experience. Sean Connery, Ralph Lauren, and the
July 11, 2017
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The Defender Assists Communities Across the World

Land Rover seeks to promote excellence both on and off the road. And lately, they have been doing just that via a partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross
July 7, 2017
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Land Rover Celebrates 70 Years

70 years is a long time. As Land Rover reaches this lofty birthday, it’s worthwhile to look back on their legacy of one of the most capable and unique trucks
June 28, 2017
Honeybadger Defender 90

Take Full Control with Project Honey Badger

Honey badgers in the wild are known for a number of attributes: ferocity, fearlessness, and strength. In fact, the honey badger has been voted by the Guinness Book of World
June 24, 2017
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The Defender’s Many Big-Screen Appearances

The Land Rover Defender, without doubt, cuts a certain figure. Distinctive and bold, Hollywood figured out a long time ago that this formidable truck shows up rather well on the
June 22, 2017
Land Rover Defender D110

The Land Rover Defender & the Camel Trophy

There is just something about the Land Rover Defender 110 that attracts specialization. Aficionados rank the best Defenders not just by year produced, but by the specific reason that this
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