KISSIMMEE, FL – November 21, 2019 – E.C.D. Automotive Design, known for full ground-up restorations of classic Land Rover Defenders, has delivered their first custom Defender 110 powered by the Cummins R2.8 Turbo Diesel engine, also marking the completion of the 200th vehicle built by the company.
Headed for the mountains in Montana, this custom Defender 110, called Project Peacemaker, was built with features to suit the outdoor lifestyle or for anyone else who may have a use for a substantial amount of storage compartments. In the rear, the windows are replaced with Frontrunner Gullwing storage boxes with aluminum hatches. The rear load-area features a Frontrunner pull-out drawer with a 110V power-outlet for high-voltage equipment. The center console features an Exmoor Trim premium lock-box and underneath the driver’s seat is a small storage compartment for personal belongings.
The R2.8 Cummins Turbo Diesel is a four-cylinder engine that produces more than double the horsepower and nearly four-times the torque of the original diesel engine offered in the classic Land Rover Defenders. According to Cummins, the R2.8 engine is “not a direct bolt-in replacement.” The drivetrain team at E.C.D. Automotive Design, lead by ASE Master Certified technician Carlos G. Figueroa, was able to install the engine behind the steering box and in front of the rear cross member with no custom oil coolers or cutting of the cross member.
“Overall, this custom Defender 110 maintains a classic, almost factory feel but also features many subtle upgrades tailored to the owner’s intended use,” says Tom Humble, co-founder of E.C.D. Automotive Design.
Project Peacemaker Vehicle Specifications
Model — Custom 1991 Land Rover Defender 110
Engine — Cummins R2.8 Turbo Diesel engine with 161-hp, 310 ft-lbs torque
Transmission — 5-speed NV4500 manual transmission
Paint — Bonatti Grey Metallic with Gloss Black accents
Wheels — 16” Steel wheels in Satin Black
Tires — BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A K02 265/75R16
Front Bumper — Slimline front bumper with a NAS-style bull-bar
Winch — Warn Industries VR12
Roll-cage — Safety Devices full external roll-cage
Rear Windows — replaced with Frontrunner Gullwing storage boxes with aluminum hatches
Additional Features — Exterior storage box; Full-length side steps; KBX wing tops; Roof access ladder; Front and rear LED light bars; Gallow Tech panels and support beams; Steering guard; Classic grille
Front Seats — Exmoor Elite MK2 (heated, ventilated)
Middle-row Seats — 60/40 split
Load Area — Custom storage vault
Leather — Porsche Nappa Black leather
Stitch Color — Black
Stitch Design — Diamond stitching
Center Console — Exmoor Premium lock-box with a MUD locker
Steering Wheel — Momo Competition wheel in Black
Gauges — Autocross Grey Series
Audio & Electronics
Radio — Sirius XM with Apple CarPlay
Speakers — JL Audio amplified sound system with a JBL subwoofer
Additional Features — Backup camera; Wireless charging pad for mobile devices; USB ports; 110V outlet; Automatic headlights
Build Price — $198,999.00*
* This price is an estimate for a new build with similar vehicle specifications.
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.