KISSIMMEE, FL – July 12, 2019 – E.C.D. Automotive Design, known for their prestigious, high-end luxury vehicles, launched their first fully restored Series 2A. The completion marks the launch of the vintage icon to E.C.D’s line-up of luxury bespoke British classics.
E.C.D. is one of the top automotive companies in the world for custom bespoke luxury Defenders. The launch of Project Harmony was introduced to the company’s line-up as a result of the evolution and innovation of the company since it was founded in 2013. While many of E.C.D’s custom bespoke vehicles are typically sourced by the company, however, the original Series 2A was provided by the client for a full restoration. Having been in the family for several generations, the client wanted to breathe new life into the vehicle.
For this project, the original underwhelming drivetrain was swapped for an incredibly aggressive LS3 V8 engine that produces 430-horsepower and 400 ft/lbs torque paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, producing almost four times the horsepower of the original engine.
The exterior is finished in a stunning Aintree Green in a full gloss finish. On the interior, Project Harmony is upholstered in premium Torino Terrier Beige leather, which compliments the green quite beautifully. Modern features and options on this Series 2A? There are none. Unlike the Defenders built by E.C.D, which boast plenty of modern comfort features, Project Harmony retains all that is vintage, including its large classic gauges on its original dash.
The Series 2A was completed in 2,200 hours by a team of master-certified ASE technicians alongside the company’s head of engineering within their research and development division.
“E.C.D. chose to add the Series 2A to its line-up because it gives us a chance to restore a true classic vehicle that, even with features chosen by the client, still keeps the character and charm of the 1960’s original,” says Elliot Humble, co-founder of E.C.D. Automotive Design.
Project Harmony is charmingly nostalgic and entirely stunning. Simple yet rugged, the Series 2A will make a statement to buyers and enthusiasts who want a British vintage classic that’s as versatile as it is powerful and built to be a true utility vehicle.
1080P YouTube video for Project Harmony is here
Additional high-resolution images are here
Project Harmony showcase on the E.C.D. website is here
Project Harmony Vehicle Specifications
Model — Series 2A
Engine — Chevrolet 6.2L LS3 V8 with 430-horsepower; 400 lb-ft torque
Transmission — 6L80E 6-speed automatic with a Hurst shifter
Axles — Puma Classic
Suspension — Leaf springs
Exhaust — Borla Performance
Paint Color — Aintree Green in a full gloss finish
Roof Color — Black in a full gloss finish
Wheels — Steel wheels in a gloss Black
Tires — BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A K02
Lights — Upgraded LED lighting
Front Seats — Classic Land Rover
Middle-row Seats — Puma bench seating
Rear-area Seats — 4 inward-facing jump seats
Leather Color — Torino Terrier Beige
Stitch Color — Dark Brown
Stitch Pattern — Vertical diamond
Dash — Classic dash in Aintree Green
Center Console — Custom ECD console in black leather
About E.C.D. Automotive Design
E.C.D. Automotive Design (E.C.D.) is an award-winning creator of prestigious, high-end luxury vehicles that combines classic English beauty with innovation and modern luxury. Each vehicle produced by E.C.D. is the true epitome of unique; a one-off that is fully designed by the client through our immersive “Luxury Design Experience” and hand-built from the ground up in 2,200 hours by our master-certified ASE craftsmen. The company was founded in 2013 by three British “petrol heads” whose passion for classic vehicles is the driving force behind our exceptionally high standards for quality, custom luxury vehicles. Global headquarters, known as the “Rover Dome,” is a 35,000 square-foot facility located in Kissimmee, Florida that produces 40 vehicles annually and is home to 52 of the most talented employees. E.C.D. Automotive Design has a second design studio located in Malibu, California.