Introducing Custom
Range Rover Classics
Built to Dominate!
Introducing the
Heritage Collection
"East Coast Defender doesn’t
sell SUVs, it sells dreams."
- Robb Report
"I was not prepared for the brutality
of a Corvette-powered
Land Rover Defender. "
- Andrew Collins, Jalopnik
"It looks like it’s straight out of a Ralph Lauren flagship."


Our facility is over 21,000 square feet and growing with over 50 full time employees building the best award-winning Defenders in the USA. Our founders grew up in England, the Midlands, some 40 miles from the famous Lode Lane factory where these vehicles were produced, surrounded by Defenders from an early age. Mostly driving around on friends’ farms, sometimes riding along with bales of hay, the family dog, or sometimes the occasional farm animal.

We had to create the foundation, build it, and customize it from the ground up – regardless of the risk – if we wanted to produce the quality of build we ourselves dreamed of.

We have a great blend of English owners and American staff, we have different views on how the perfect Land Rover Defender should be, but that truly is what makes our vehicles so special, and we challenge perfection on a daily basis.


Our Land Rover Defender builds are full ground up rebuilds. Every nut and bolt is replaced. There is no part of the vehicle that gets left as it was before. Quality is just simply who we are. We build vehicles that have survived decades and give them a new life; we’ve made this historic vehicle a daily driver.

Customize Your Defender


Just like you, we are obsessed with the Land Rover Defender. Our passion for perfection shows in our painstaking attention to detail in every vehicle we build; that’s why everything is done completely in house.

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Taking the Road Less Traveled by East Coast Defender – Two unique vehicles designed to stand alone after completing the companies Luxury Build Experience

At East Coast Defender no two vehicles take the same path to perfection, as the custom automotive company perfects the Luxury Build Experience allowing…..

East Coast Defender Launches the Heritage Collection

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…..

Project Mission Land Rover Defender 110

Defender Seats Made Your Way

Building a custom Defender by E.C.D.  is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  At E.C.D., we encourage a new owner to be as creative with their specific…..


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Gear heads with a passion for Defender perfection. Meet the entire ECD team from Cosmetics, Electrical, Drive Train, Paint & Body, Parts, Upholstery, Teardown & Fab Up, and Service.

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