ECD new Chevrolet engine builds covered by ANY local GM Dealer

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As East Coast Defender bridges the gap between classic and modern, our custom land Rover Defenders with new Chevrolet engines are covered for service any and everywhere they drive with over 5,000 GM dealers across the US. Learn more about the 50,000 mile/ 2-year warranty only offered by your premier USA Land Rover Defender builders, email us at or give us a ring at (407) 483-4825.

stupidDOPE Features East Coast Defender’s Project Alpine

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stupidDOPE features lifestyle news and trends surrounding everything from music to culture and fashion. After featuring our Project Alpine, founder Shane Breen even submitted his own custom configuration on our website. Here’s a snippet of the article they wrote:


Who doesn’t appreciate a clean, custom ride? We’ve seen more than a handful already this year, and today we get a look at another sleek custom. This time around we get our first look at The Land Rover Project Alpine by East Coast Defenders. This impressive and rather eye-catching ride is a fully located Land Rover Defender 110, boasting a 3.9L Rover V8 with some unique features along the way. The ride is equipped with a sleek white color scheme, sitting on top of 18″ wheels.

Read more on Alpine on the stupidDOPE website here.

East Coast Defender’s Build Your Beast Featured on Yahoo News and Bold Ride

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East Coast Defender has started accepting applications for our most exclusive and innovative build yet, Project Beast. With only 5 applicants being accepted, the process of being chosen depends on an individual’s answers to the application questions. Read more on our Build Your Beast campaign from the point of view of Bold Ride which was featured on Yahoo News.

A new step towards innovating our Land Rover Defenders

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As East Coast Defender continues on its path to perfection and innovation, our Head of Engineering, Ryan has begun to develop some custom pieces that increases the quality and luxury of our Land Rover Defenders.

Ryan’s process starts off with taking an original Land Rover design and records the basic dimensions. After that he uses 3D CAD software and an iterative process to design a final concept.

“My main goal when designing these custom parts, like these door handles, is to create something that is both visually appealing and functional.” – Ryan

Ryan then sends off his final designs to be 3D Printed for final fittings to ensure it meets East Coast Defender standards before sourcing the perfect materials.

See more about what goes into our custom builds by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest updates.

Our Project Eclipse is an Ode to the Autobiography Defender

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ECD_6115 copyProject Eclipse is an ode to the Limited Edition Autobiography Land Rover Defender with its black top and Corris grey lower half. With a classic 4.0L Rover V8, Eclipse also features modern comforts like remote locking, vanity mirrors, a sunroof, and all new LED lighting.

• Fully rebuilt Rover 4.0L V8 fuel injected engine
• Fully rebuilt transmission and transfer case
• Upgraded disc braking all round
• Upgraded suspension with 2″ lift
ECD_5924 copy• Sawtooth wheels with BFG tires
• Air Conditioning
• Sunroof
• Masai Panoramic glass
• Full roll cage
• Marine grade carpet with Land Rover rubber mats
• Hand-stitched Corbeau Front Race seats
• Remote locking
ECD_6269 copy• Power windows
• All KBX upgrade package
• High performance LED lighting all round
• Touch screen infotainment system
• Upgraded stereo with bluetooth and 4 speaker setup
• Custom dog guard
To see more pictures of Project Eclipse, head over to our Project Gallery. Want a build like Project Eclipse? Email us at or call us at (407) 483-4825.

Our New Quality Auditor, Evert, Adds to Our Obsession with Quality

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Quality. Yes, it’s one of our favorite words to use here at East Coast Defender. We strive on every level to produce the highest quality, luxury, custom, boutique vehicles on the market, and for us that means having four separate quality control checks. Yes, four.

As we mentioned in an earlier blog, our builds go through a 272-point inspection through our Production Manager and 25 year Land Rover Defender veteran Glenn and an external check team, however recently, we placed Fantastic Four member, Sergei, as our Quality Control Lead for step three of the quality check. 

ECD_5622 copyOf course for ECD, having only three quality check steps is not enough. So we hired Evert, a member of the Marine Corp, to audit the quality of each vehicle, in between Glenn and Sergei’s quality check. Evert’s day involves taking each truck out for drives that last anywhere from 10 miles to 100 miles, up to 1,000 miles total, to mimic client behavior with driving their trucks on a daily basis. His checklist also involves things like opening and closing each door up to 45 times as the client would, accessing the Bluetooth after leaving and entering the vehicle, and making sure every function is user friendly for the client. 

“In the Marine Corp, we have a saying, ‘Adapt, improvise, and overcome’. I treat each truck as if it were mine and try to find any and every detail that doesn’t seem like it’s quite at it’s best. I go over every inch of the truck, spotting anything from having access to the panel under the seat to the windows rolling up in a timely manner and how smooth it is to put on the seatbelt.” – Evert, Quality Auditor.

We are our worst critics, so Evert takes the time to note every small detail that doesn’t live up to our standards. Whether it be additional paint needed to recommendations based on requests from individual clients. Our client, Sloan, who specifically requested mirrors in her sun visors (typically not in the Defender) for her Project Eclipse and Evert noted that the visors didn’t easily pull down for the mirrors to be fully viewed. 

ECD_5631 copyEvert’s quality check adds another 70-points to the 272-point checklist, not including the multiple times he tests each piece of the vehicle. After his check, Sergei then inspects the truck, implements the changes, and Evert will test drive and check the vehicle yet again before handing it over to our external inspector. 

“We build dreams for our clients so it’s my job to make sure that when they get their dream vehicle, its performance exceeds their expectations.” – Evert.

If you’re ready to land your dream Land Rover Defender, email us at or give us a ring at (407) 483-4825.