ECD Automotive Design Debuts Colorado-Bound Defender 110

ECD Auto Design (ECD) has revealed its latest build, Project Mexico 1.

“Project Mexico 1 is a chic restored vintage Defender well-suited for its new Colorado home. At ECD, we’re more than a vendor, we’re true partners – beginning in the design process. Our specialists expertly provided personalization options to adapt the traditional Defender for this environment, and the end result is a gorgeous Land Rover that’s unlike any other,” said Elliot Humble, CTO and co-founder of ECD.

Beginning with an engine upgrade to a Corvette LS3, ECD designers added a soft-hued glossy green exterior, as well as 16-inch wheels painted cream to match the roof. On top, the build has a full-size roof rack with four bike mounts and four additional LED lights mounted on the roof rack, and one work light on the side.

Inside, Project Mexico 1’s details continue with matching tan Italian leather dashboard, steering wheel and seats with green piping. For the driver, vintage gauges add a classic touch, while a touchscreen stereo, color matched to the same tan, complete with Bluetooth and CarPlay. Other modern upgrades for the 2023 ski family include two spacious jump seats, a JL Audio speaker, four cupholders and heated front seats. Stylishly continuing the green motif is the custom carpet, complete with four mats – protecting the flooring from snow and mud from long days on the slopes.

Project Mexico 1

  • Model — Defender 110
  • Engine — LS3
  • Transmission — 6-Speed automatic
  • Axles — Stock
  • Suspension — BILSTEIN Sport, lowered one inch
  • Brakes — EBC Fast
  • Exhaust — Borla sport single pipe


  • Paint Color — Grasmere Green in Gloss
  • Roof — Cornish Cream in Gloss
  • Wheels — 16-inch Wolf in Cornish Cream
  • Tires — BFGoodrich All Terrain
  • Grille — Classic
  • Bumper — Classic
  • Additional Features — Full-size roof rack with four bike mounts, four round LED spotlights mounted under roof rack, one LED round work light on right side of gate, locking tailgate


  • Seat Layout — 2+3+2
  • Front Seats — Puma Classic, Heated
  • Midrow seats — Land Rover 60/40
  • Load Area Seats — 2 front-facing jump seats
  • Leather Color — Garrett Avion Oat A212 with piping in Bry-Tech Dark Green
  • Seat Design — Horizontal single stitch
  • Dash – Puma wrapped in Garrett Avion Oat A212
  • Carpet — Miami Corp CA5670 Marine Forest Green
  • Steering Wheel —OEM wrapped in Garrett Avion Oat A212
  • Gauges — Vintage
  • Additional Features — Four cupholders, radio console color matched to leather, four carpet floor mats

Audio & Electronics

  • Infotainment — Touchscreen stereo
  • Sound System — JL Audio speaker and JBL Bass Pro subwoofer
  • Additional Features — Four USB ports, Bluetooth, CarPlay, backup camera, remote start

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

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