E.C.D. Automotive Design Debuts ‘Project Pivot’

E.C.D. Automotive Design (E.C.D.) has debuted its latest convertible Land Rover Defender 110 build. Named Project Pivot, the LS3 Defender is painted a fiery orange and was designed to optimize tailgates and rides around town.

“Our clients push the limits of their imaginations to come up with inventive custom Defenders that break the rules of traditional automotive companies,” said E.C.D. CEO and co-founder Scott Wallace. “As we approach our 500th build, we want to continue inspiring our clients to design their ultimate fantasy car and test our boundaries of what we can build at E.C.D.”

Painted a glossy orange, the soft top Defender is color matched to Subaru Sunshine Orange and has a matching orange grille and inserts, light surrounds, hinges and vents. On top, the powerful convertible Defender has a black roof to match its black 16-inch Sawtooth wheels and BF Goodrich All Terrain tires. In the back, the build removed the traditional swing-away tire carrier in favor of convenience for tailgates.

Project Pivot’s interior is also modern, with tan leather accents throughout. In the front, the original Defender has upgraded and heated Exmoor Modular seats with horizontal stitching and a custom center console. The Puma dash features a black MOMO Prototipo steering wheel, vintage gauges and a touchscreen radio system. Toward the rear, the classic Defender’s two jump seats are both mounted on the passenger side, leaving plenty of space to haul the whole family and gear for a good time. Other entertainment features include a high-tech JL Audio sound system, CarPlay, Bluetooth and two USB ports.

E.C.D. Automotive Design Debuts ‘Project Pivot’ | THE SHOP

Project Pivot

  • Model — Defender 110
  • Engine — GM LS3
  • Transmission — 6-Speed Automatic
  • Axles — Stock
  • Suspension — E.C.D. Air Ride
  • Brakes — Stock
  • Exhaust — Single Borla stainless sport exhaust


  • Paint Color — Subaru Sunshine Orange in Gloss
  • Soft Top Color — Black
  • Wheels — 16-inch Sawtooth in black
  • Tires — BF Goodrich All Terrain
  • Grille — Classic in Subaru Sunshine Orange
  • Bumper — Classic with daytime running lights
  • Additional Features — Multi-point soft top roll cage; Subaru Sunshine Orange light surrounds, hinges and vents


  • Seat Layout — 2+2+2
  • Front Seats — Exmoor Modular seats, heated
  • Mid Row Seats – Exmoor Modular seats
  • Load Area Seats — 2 inward-facing jump seats on passenger side
  • Leather Color — Garrett Torino Tierra
  • Seat Design — Horizontal single stitch
  • Dash – Puma wrapped in Garrett Torino Tierra leather
  • Carpet — Black
  • Steering Wheel — MOMO Prototipo
  • Gauges — Vintage
  • Additional Features — E.C.D. custom center console

Audio & Electronics

  • Infotainment — Touchscreen stereo
  • Sound System — JL Audio speakers and subwoofer
  • Additional Features — 2 USB ports, backup camera, remote start, CarPlay, Bluetooth

A.J. Hecht

A.J. Hecht is the managing editor of THE SHOP and host of the In Gear with THE SHOP podcast. Have an idea, a tip, or a question you’d like to see answered? Contact A.J. at ahecht@cahabamedia.com.

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