E.C.D. Automotive Design Introduces ‘Project Sweet Pea’

E.C.D. Automotive Design (E.C.D.) has introduced its newest build: Project Sweet Pea.

The vintage Defender 110—designed for a client’s significant other, the outfit said—is powered by an LT4 engine, and features a blue finish with white, yellow and silver accents.

“Project Sweet Pea captures the romance of Land Rover Defenders, and designing an entirely unique and upgraded version keeps the magic alive in the 21st century,” Co-Founder of E.C.D. Tom Humble said. “Our master craftsmen were able to bring our client’s vision to life, and what’s more romantic than their partner paying for it?”

With the exterior color matched to a classic blue Ford color – Project Sweet Pea sits on 16-inch Land Rover HD5 pipe alloy wheels and BF Goodrich All-Terrain tires. Underneath, the old Land Rover Defender has an updated silver steering guard with custom engraving. The LT4 Defender features a Kahn X-Lander grille in the same metallic blue paint with white and yellow accents. The original Defender also features a marine-grade LED light bar square in white with clear lenses, strengthened axles and a dual exhaust with one pipe on each side.

The Defender’s white interior continues the same light blue and silver accents throughout. The one-of-one restored build features four white heated Recaro Sportster Cross seats with a custom “Sweet Pea” logo embroidered on the headrests and alligator seat inserts in lieu of traditional stitching. Project Sweet Pea also has an extended center console in the middle, with four rear cupholders and two rear Diablo Billet aluminum air-conditioning vents. In the rear, the four jump seats wrapped in Caressa Porcelain leather contrast against the teakwood flooring, which is stained to match the NRG Innovations steering wheel’s classic wood grain. Tying the interior together are silver round Billet Buttons across all the upgraded audio additions, including the touchscreen Kenwood eXcelon with CarPlay and an Infinity Kappa sound system. Final touches include five USB ports, four carpeted floor mats and blue seatbelts and seatbacks.

E.C.D. Automotive Design Introduces ‘Project Sweet Pea’ | THE SHOP

Project Sweet Pea Specifications

  • Model — Defender 110
  • Engine — GM LT4
  • Transmission — 8-Speed Automatic
  • Axles — Strength
  • Suspension — E.C.D. Air Ride
  • Brakes — High-Performance ALCON
  • Exhaust — Borla Sport Dual Exhaust with one pipe on each side


  • Paint Color — Ford Brittany Blue Metallic in Gloss with white wing top checkers, wing top air Intakes and side steps
  • Wheels — 16” Land Rover HD5 Pipe Alloy with silver lug nuts
  • Tires — BF Goodrich All Terrain
  • Grille — Kahn X-Lander in Ford Brittany Blue Metallic, white and yellow
  • Bumper — ARB Bull Bar with winch
  • Additional Features — Marine-grade LED light bar square in white, engraved steering guard with “SHARP,” remote-controlled Warn winch, full-length side steps, clear lenses in LED lights


  • Seat Layout — 2+2+4
  • Front Seats — Recaro Sportster Cross with seatbacks in Ford Brittany Blue Metallic and custom-embroidered headrests, heated
  • Midrow Seats — Recaro Sportster Cross with seatbacks in Ford Brittany Blue Metallic, heated
  • Load Area Seats — 4 Inward-facing jump seats
  • Leather Color — Caressa Porcelain with Chatham Navy Accents
  • Seat Design — Alligator leather seat inserts
  • Dash – Puma wrapped in Caressa Porcelain leather, Chatham Navy passenger grab handle
  • Carpet — Auto Carpet Navy Blue
  • Steering Wheel — NRG Innovations ST-065 in Classic Wood Grain
  • Gauges — Esquire
  • Additional Features — Extended center console with 4 mid-section cupholders, Teakwood flooring in cargo with painted wheel wells, blue seatbelts, Diablo with Cap Screws Dual Vane Billet Aluminum A/C Vent, 4 carpeted floor mats

Audio & Electronics

  • Infotainment — Touchscreen Kenwood eXcelon
  • Sound System — Infinity Kappa speakers and subwoofer with silver accents
  • Additional Features — Silver metal round Billet Buttons, 5 USB ports, Bluetooth, CarPlay, Sirius XM, Optimil Heater Vent Controls, back-up camera, blind spot assistance

E.C.D. Automotive Design Introduces ‘Project Sweet Pea’ | 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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