BUILDING FOR THE PLANK FAMILY
We recently introduced you to Project XIII and are proud to say that it was built for none other than Under Armour founder, Kevin Plank. Project XIII, who’s namesake is based on Mr. Plank’s birthday, was well equipped to handle both Mr. Planks city drives and those days where the family just wants to escape off-road.
Scroll through the Project XIII journey to hear about the Planks’ experience with ECD.
Starting off as a rare one of only 500 1993 NAS 110 Defenders, Project XIII has proven itself to be one of the most performance inspired builds we’ve had to date. Projext XIII featured a Chevrolet LS3 engine, complete with included GM warranty, all digital guages, an electronic push button shifter, a premium 15 speaker sound system with touch screen navigation, Continental road tires, Masai Panoramic rear windows, 9-seater layout style, all new LED lighting through-out, all dressed in its Corris Grey premium paint.
“When we set our sights on a Defender, we soon realized that this was not going to be as easy as we thought and a custom build project was our best option. Tom was honest and upfront about what the build would entail and his easy going but thorough manner quickly put our minds at ease. We trusted him and his experienced team with the process and the end result was nothing but awesome!
Our experience working with ECD was a breeze – the team was responsive, considerate of our time line and budget and kept an open line of communication during our build. The progress website devoted to our project was incredibly helpful so we could check in and see real time pictures and progress! It helped build the anticipation, for sure.
We could not be happier with the way our Defender turned out and have had so much fun with it.“
– The Plank Family
TOM ON TOUR
After its completion here at the Rover Dome, ECD’s Founder, Tom headed north to hand-deliver Project XIII to Mr. Plank, Founder of Under Armour. Settled in with brother and co-founder Elliot, and our first employee and Parts Manager, Brandon, Tom began the journey across several states and had a few site seeing stops along the way. Keep in mind our founders are English, so they still harbor some tourist-like tendencies when traveling outside of our sunny Florida location. Take a look at Tom’s photos taken on the journey up: