ECD Reveals Latest Build

ECD Auto Design (ECD) has revealed its latest build, Project ACK40. The V8-powered, one-of-one Land Rover is the quintessential “mom SUV,” and was designed to drive the whole family around in British style, the company said.

“Project ACK40 is a picture-perfect example of a tailor-made ECD build – our ability to deliver Defender-inspired Land Rovers is unparalleled in terms of quality and client service. Beyond the aesthetics, we find out how the client plans to use the truck and design and the perfect vehicle for their lifestyle,” said Scott Wallace, CEO and co-founder of ECD.

The convertible off-roader offers traditional and modern amenities, including a personalized soft-top body style painted in eggshell white and a V8 engine under the hood. The client added a multi-point roll cage and metal light guards, as well as all-terrain tires to the package.

Nods to the specially made Series 2A’s British heritage continue with a fully updated all-black interior, including a Puma dashboard and Puma seats wrapped in leather. Further updates include All American gauges, a MOMO Prototipo steering wheel, and touchscreen controls for CarPlay, Bluetooth and SiriusXM paired with JL Audio speakers and two Kenwood subwoofers.

Project ACK40

  • Model — Custom Land Rover Series 2A
  • Engine — Chevrolet V8
  • Transmission — 6-Speed Automatic
  • Axles — Stock
  • Suspension — ECD Air Ride
  • Brakes — EBC Fast
  • Exhaust — Stock with single pipe on left side


  • Paint Color — Fuji White in Eggshell
  • Soft Top — Black Canvas
  • Wheels — 18-inch Kahn 1983
  • Tires — BFGoodrich All Terrain
  • Grille — Classic
  • Bumper — Classic with daytime running lights
  • Additional Features — Series style rear light mounts, extra small fender air intakes, custom black metal steering guard, front horizontal metal light guards


  • Seat Layout — 2+2+4
  • Front Seats — Puma classic seats, heated
  • Midrow Seats – Puma classic seats
  • Load Area Seats – 4 inward-facing jump seats
  • Leather Color — Garrett Cadence Licorice
  • Seat Design — Horizontal single stitch
  • Dash – Puma dash wrapped in Garrett Cadence Licorice
  • Carpet — Black
  • Steering Wheel — MOMO Prototipo with black spokes
  • Gauges — All American
  • Additional Features — Silver metal door furniture

Audio & Electronics

  • Infotainment — Touchscreen stereo
  • Sound System — JL Audio speakers and 2 Kenwood subwoofers, one under each mid-row seat
  • Additional Features — 4 USB ports, CarPlay, Bluetooth, remote start, blind spot assistance, digital rear view mirror

ECD Reveals Latest 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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