New E.C.D. Build Designed for Summer Vacations

E.C.D. Automotive Design (E.C.D.) has unveiled a new LT1 Defender 110 designed for summer vacations, the Land Rover restoration outfit announced.

Dubbed Project Georgica, the classic Land Rover Defender will call the New York Hamptons home, the company said.

“When people are looking for custom Defenders at this level, there are only a few options to choose from, and no one matches us in terms of quality, options and customer service. We treat the client like family, and our reputation speaks for itself – even to our fellow Brits,” said chief technology officer and co-founder of E.C.D. Elliot Humble. “This client’s unique off-roader is absolutely marvelous for the summertime – and is sure to be beloved by the drivers and passengers alike.”

Designed by a U.K.-based client, this convertible Defender features a glossy Arles Blue finish. The vintage soft-top vehicle is elevated on 32-inch all-terrain tires and E.C.D.’s in-house suspension and brake systems. Project Georgica also features a classic NAS bumper with a hitch receiver and trailer plug, and four round LED spotlights – two on each side of the multi-point roll cage.

Inside, nine caviar-black seats are highlighted with gray inserts and vertical diamond stitching, as well as a MOMO Prototipo steering wheel and Puma dashboard wrapped in the same Italian leather as the seats, E.C.D. designers said. Project Georgica also features a hidden floor lock box to safely store belongings and an audio system equipped with CarPlay, Bluetooth and multiple USB ports.

Project Georgica

  • Model — Defender 110
  • Engine — GM LT1
  • Transmission — 8-Speed Automatic
  • Axles — Heavy Duty Performance Axles
  • Suspension — E.C.D. Air Ride
  • Brakes — E.C.D. Performance Disc Brakes
  • Exhaust — Sport dual exhaust with one pipe on each side


  • Paint Color — Arles Blue in Gloss
  • Soft Top — Black Canvas
  • Wheels — 18-inch Kahn 1983
  • Tires — BFGoodrich All Terrain
  • Grille — Classic
  • Bumper — Classic with daytime running lights
  • Additional Features — Defender letting on hood in Narvik Black; soft-top multi-point roll cage; 4 Round LED Spot Lights, mounted 2 and 2 on each end of roll cage; NAS bumper with hitch receiver and trailer plug


  • Seat Layout — 2+3+4
  • Front Seats — Puma modular seats, heated
  • Midrow Seats – Land Rover 60/40 seats
  • Load Area Seats – 4 inward-facing jump seats
  • Leather Color — Garrett Torino Caviar TO1450 and Chelsea Gray TO1451
  • Seat Design — Vertical diamond stitch, gray middle inserts
  • Dash – Puma dash with top in Caviar TO1450 and bottom in Chelsea Gray TO1451
  • Carpet — Black
  • Steering Wheel — MOMO Prototipo with black spokes
  • Gauges — Moal Bomber
  • Additional Features — Hidden floor lock box, door cupholders

Audio & Electronics

  • Infotainment — Touchscreen stereo
  • Sound System — JL Audio speakers and JLB Bass Pro subwoofer
  • Additional Features — 4 USB ports, CarPlay, Bluetooth, automatic headlights, backup camera and sensor


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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