Ending 2016 at East Coast Defender

Land Rover Defender for Sale


2016 at East Coast Defender has been an incredible year of success, achievement, recognition, improvement & evolution towards becoming the worlds finest Custom builder of Land Rover Defenders.

We have increased our production facility here in the Sunshine state to 20,000 sq. ft. this has allowed us to set up a robust production line & support it with some of the most skilled mechanical technicians in the USA.

We have appointed heads of departments to assist with our journey to build the finest Defenders on the planet. Our Head of Engineering has helped us implement our industry leading GM drive train range with outstanding warranty terms.

Our Head of Production has helped apply processes to ensure that in 2017, we not only produce the highest quality Defenders but we can also build them at a more efficient rate to ensure we continue to meet our growing demands for custom made Defenders.

Our marketing department & concierge team have created a client communication portal online to ensure we keep our clients updated on the progress of their unique custom defender builds.

We have moved key departments in-house. With our own paint shop & upholstery departments under our control, we are now 100% self-compliant on building these unique trucks from start to finish.

ecd_0661-2-copy-2In April of this year, Project Beast, our first custom Defender with LS3 won the People’s Choice Award at the Festivals of Speed.

At East Coast Defender, we live by a culture that our success will never be final & we strive for excellence in every inch of our product. We are focused, allowing us to move closer to that goal in 2017.  We are self-critical & nobody can be harder on driving our product towards perfection than the owners & outstanding team members that put up with that driven culture daily.

ECD will be holding an end of year celebration this weekend with our team & extended family members for a few hours to celebrate our success in 2016. We have already defined & communicated our objectives for 2017. We have a dedicated team of owners, heads of departments & team members that we know will deliver for our clients. As owners, we would like to thank our team & family members for the dedication & support in 2016.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our loyal clients, passionate fans & followers.  It is truly your feedback & passion for our product that drives us every day.

Happy Holidays.

Tom, Scott & Elliot.

“Project Pedigree” Showcase

Land Rover Defender for sale USA

East Coast Defender Completes Classic “Project Pedigree” Land Rover With Modern Twists

East Coast Defender (ECD), North America’s premiere source for re-engineered Land Rover Defenders, recently delivered its most recent creation: Project Pedigree. ECD co-founder Tom Humble provided a conceptual overview: “This is what our hard-core Defender enthusiasts ask for,” he said. “We don’t have many builds that come through with classic-looking exteriors, so this build’s beautiful blend of classic styling and modern performance and comfort is what makes the truck really stand out.”

The current trend in custom luxury vehicles is monochromatic paint. In fact, ECD’s customers commonly choose solid white, grey, and black as their favorite colors. Project Pedigree goes throw-back, paying tribute to the original Defender look and feel with a classic two-tone exterior. In this case, the traditional white roof is joined by a custom Bronze Green body. Stance was also kept stock: Project Pedigree sits at factory ride height on new factory steel wheels inside performance LT265/75R16 BFGoodrich Radial All-Terrain KO2 tires.

Tasteful and functional accessories were added to the exterior. Most noticeable is the G4 Expedition roof rack with ladder. It hosts a full-width forward-facing LED bar and rear LED work light. Bumpers were also upgraded: the front unit houses a Warn VR 8000 winch and LED driving lights; the tubular rear bumper mounts the swing-away spare-tire carrier. Body protection is provided by traditional side sliders/step boards and black-checker rocker-panel plates. LED headlights in vented KBX surrounds complete the exterior upgrades.

Seven-passenger comfort highlights the interior. ECD added a leather-trimmed Puma dashboard and Puma-style quilted-leather upholstery. Comfort and convenience additions start with air conditioning, power front windows and remote entry with an alarm system. To enhance driver feel, a Momo Indy woodgrain steering wheel was added. Electronics were upgraded with a premium Alpine system. Project Pedigree also includes touchscreen GPS navigation, back-up camera display, concert sound, and Bluetooth.

Project Pedigree’s powertrain was also modernized. The stock 1960s-rooted Rover/Buick 3.9L V-8 was replaced with a current-tech GM powerplant: the 6.2L Corvette Stingray LS3 V-8. This bumps engine output to 430 horsepower. The LS3 is backed by a GM 6L60 6-speed automatic transmission, which is adapted to the factory Rover LT230 transfer case.

Project Pedigree is the latest custom Defender to emerge from ECD’s 18,000 square-foot headquarters near Orlando, Florida. Company co-founder Tom Humble says, “Pedigree really pays tribute to the original look and feel of the Defender with the secret surprise of being completely modernized and upgraded internally with its new Puma dashboard, all leather interior, LED exterior lighting and Chevy LS3 engine.”

ECD is currently taking reservations for 2017 builds. Customers who choose their Defender options and upgrades before April 2017 — an online customizer simplifies the process — can expect to take delivery the same calendar year. For more information, please contact East Cost Defender, (407) 483-4825.