East Coast Defender (E.C.D.), the award-winning custom automotive design company, announced the launch of their newest line of custom Land Rover Defender’s, the Heritage Collection, to be added to the production line at the recently expanded Rover Dome in Kissimmee, Florida.
Step into one of the service bays and you can feel the excitement as the addition of the new vehicle line is being added to the already heart- pumping lineup of full custom Defenders rolling off the production line.
As the company’s founders have stated previously, E.C.D. was founded to stoke their passion for all things automotive and more specifically, their love of the classic lines and personality of the Land Rover Defender.
With years of building full custom-built Defenders under their belt, now seemed like the perfect time to pour their knowledge and experience into fulfilling their passion for the true Defender. Especially, for the true enthusiasts looking for a classic Defender built for the 21st Century.
Each vehicle built as part of the Heritage Collection is a pure, handcrafted and purpose-built vehicle designed to the client’s needs and specifications. Like its namesake implies, the Heritage Collection sets the standard for a classic built Defender by appealing to the hard-core Defender enthusiasts that love and respect the classic elements of the iconic Defender brand.
True to their roots, the Heritage Collection features fully-customized D90 and D110 models designed to celebrate the Defenders original heritage style. Each impeccable vehicle sports a rebuilt Rover V-8 engine or a Turbo Diesel with a re-built manual transmission (automatic available), air conditioning and upgraded suspension (factory height).
Heritage Package Includes
16” Boost Alloy or Steel Wheels with BF Goodrich T/A tires
Folding Side Steps or Full-Length Steps
Marine Grade Carpet throughout
Cubby Box with Raised Arm Rest
Checker Plates all around
Momo Heritage Style steering wheel
Exmoor trimmed Classic seating
LED lighting all around
Genuine Rubber Mats
Full re-spray in color of choice
Slim-line Front Bumper
New vehicles produced as part of the Heritage Collection start at $129,995 and will be ready for delivery in as little as six short months.
“We are pleased to announce the integration of the E.C.D. Heritage Collection alongside our full custom builds at the Rover Dome,” states Tom Humble, Co-Owner and Founder of East Coast Defender. “Building a custom Land Rover Defender is a complicated process; the gains we have made in our production line over the past few years will allow the Heritage-style Defender to move through the facility much quicker than previous build types.
The all-new Heritage Collection is just one of the newest product lines being manufactured at the recently expanded E.C.D. headquarters in Kissimmee, Florida, known as the Rover Dome. In this pristine automotive assemble environment, E.C.D. team members build each vehicle with efficiency and precision. E.C.D.’s team of 50 highly-skilled employees takes immense pride in building exceptional automobiles for the most discerning customers.
“Our continued investment in our team has led to the development of numerous innovations that have simplified and improved the way we build a better Defender,” comments Scott Wallace, Co-owner of East Coast Defender. “Advancing our production line and growing the knowledge of our team is at the heart of our core business and one we continue to pursue to widen the gap between us and others in the industry.”
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