KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA, January 29, 2020 — E.C.D. Automotive Design, known for their full ground-up restorations of classic Land Rovers, has restored a 1993 Land Rover Defender 110 in Arles Blue with a 403-horsepower Chevy engine and plenty of modern-day features.
The most stand-out feature of this restored Defender 110 is its beautiful Arles Blue paint, a classic Land Rover color from the early 1990s. Named “Project Galena” by its owner, this Defender 110 is powered by American muscle — a 6.2L Chevrolet L92 engine with 403-horsepower. The client opted for this engine because of GMs generous 2-year/50,000 mile warranty in addition to the ease of maintenance and the significant increase in power over the original Rover V8.
On the interior, Project Galena boasts Italian leather upholstery and a variety of modern-day features. Equipped with E.C.D. Automotive Design’s adjustable air suspension, the ride comfort is ultra-smooth with the classic Puma seats. Modern-day features include wireless charging for mobile devices, back-up camera, in-vehicle, WiFi, remote locking, and a tire-press monitoring system.
Despite the arrival of the new 2020 Land Rover Defender, E.C.D. Automotive Design has experienced an increase in demand for their classic Land Rover Defenders. To meet the demand, they have recently expanded their already 30,000 square-foot facility by 10,000 square-feet and added nearly ten new ASE-certified mechanics to their team.
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Project Galena Specifications
Model — Restored 1993 Land Rover Defender 110
Engine — 6.2L L92 V8 engine with 403-horsepower
Transmission — 6-speed automatic
Suspension — ECD Adjustable air suspension with anti-sway bar
Exhaust — Borla Performance
Additional Features — Upgraded transfer case; upgraded axles; hand-built aluminum radiator
Paint Color — Arles Blue with Gloss Black accents
Roof Paint Color — Gloss White
Wheels — 18-inch Kahn 1983 Defend wheels in black
Tires — BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A K02 265/65R18
Front Bumper — Classic bumper with LED daytime running lights
Roof Rack — Frontrunner
Roll Cage — Safety Devices internal roll cage
Additional Features — Fold-down side steps; black mesh grille; LED work lights in the rear
Front Seats — Puma Classic (heated)
Middle-row Seats — 60/40 split (heated)
Load-area Seats — Bench-style seats
Leather Colors — Torino Bark; Caviar
Steering Wheel — Evander Wood
Gauges — Classic Series gauges
Audio & Electronics
Infotainment — Alpine with CarPlay
Sound System — JL Audio amplified system with a JBL sub-woofer
Additional Features — Wireless charging for mobile devices; Rear A/C; Back-up camera; Automatic headlights; USB ports; In-vehicle WiFi; Bluetooth audio; Power front windows; Remote locking; Tire-pressure monitoring system
Build Price — $209,999*
* 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 fully bespoke, a one-off that is fully designed by the client through an immersive “Luxury Design Experience” and hand-built from the ground up in 2,200 hours by 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 exceptionally high standards for quality, custom luxury vehicles. E.C.D. Automotive Design’s global headquarters, known as the “Rover Dome,” is a 45,000 square-foot facility located in Kissimmee, Florida that produces 45 vehicles annually and is home to nearly 60 talented employees. E.C.D. Automotive Design has a second design studio located in Malibu, California.