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First Luxury Cummins Diesel Land Rover Built by E.C.D., Fit for the Outdoor Lifestyle

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.

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1080P YouTube video for Project Peacemaker is here
Additional high-resolution images are here
Project Peacemaker showcase on the E.C.D. website is here


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.

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