E.C.D. Automotive Design Introduces Porsche-Inspired Range Rover Build

E.C.D. Automotive Design (E.C.D.) recently revealed Project Gibbles, a 1995 Range Rover Classic powered by an enhanced LT1 engine.

“The team looks at every detail from the 1990s base model – which is not far from the original design released back in the 70s – and customizes every gauge needle, stitch pattern and tailpipe to transform this off-roading beauty into a modern daily driver,” said Chief Experience Officer and Co-Founder Tom Humble. “These customizations we walk through with our clients are limitless, but there is something special about how this client has stayed true to Land Rover’s mission for the Range Rover Classic – being the ultimate ‘car for every reason.’”

Inspired by a vintage Porsche restoration, the restored Range Rover Classic sits on 20-inch, Liquid Silver Kahn Mondial Retro wheels, and are accompanied by silver accents like matching door handles, contrasting the body’s deep midnight blue – deemed Mariana Black. The build was completed with a retro-inspired Brooklands wrap-around.

Complementing the exterior are two tan leather Land Rover captain chair seats with in-house hand-sewn black piping framing the edges. The color scheme extends through the interior, with a matching Range Rover soft dash in a creamy finish and black OEM steering wheel. Other features include a backup camera, four USB ports, a SONY Halo screen with Bluetooth and CarPlay, a wireless phone charger, and Infinity Kappa speakers paired with an Infinity BassLink subwoofer.

Project Gibbles

  • Model — Range Rover Classic
  • Engine — GM LT1
  • Transmission — 8-Speed Automatic
  • Axles — Stock
  • Suspension — E.C.D. Air Ride
  • Brakes — EBC High Performance
  • Exhaust — Single Borla stainless sport exhaust


  • Paint Color — Mariana Black in Gloss
  • Roof Color — Mariana Black in Gloss
  • Wheels — 20-inch Kahn Mondial Retro in Liquid Silver VM4201
  • Tires — Pirelli Scorpion Zero All Season
  • Grille — OEM
  • Bumper — Brooklands wrap around
  • Additional Features — Range Rover lettering in Mariana Black in Gloss; door handles in Liquid Silver VM4201


  • Seat Layout — 2+3
  • Front Seats — Land Rover captain chair seats, heated
  • Mid Row Seats – Land Rover 60/40 seats
  • Leather Color — Garrett Sandpiper FL6029 and Flight Rook FL6050
  • Seat Design — Horizontal single stitch with black piping around seats
  • Dash – Range Rover soft dash with top in Flight Rook FL6050 and bottom in Sandpiper FL6029
  • Carpet — Black
  • Steering Wheel — OEM wrapped in Flight Rook FL6050
  • Gauges — Dakota digital gauges
  • Additional Features — Two cup holders in center console; shifter in Flight Rook FL6050 with ashwood trim insert

Audio & Electronics

  • Infotainment — SONY Halo Screen
  • Sound System — Infinity Kappa speakers and Infinity BassLink subwoofer
  • Additional Features — Wireless charger, rear air conditioning, 4 USB ports, WiFi, Bluetooth, backup camera, automatic headlights

E.C.D. Automotive Design Introduces Porsche-Inspired Range Rover Build | THE SHOP

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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