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E.C.D. Automotive Design (E.C.D.), the leading authority in restoring classic Land Rovers into custom one-of-one luxury vehicles, today unveils this deluxe line-up of summer-ready Defender 110s (D110s), ideal for beach cruising, off-roading adventures, family camping, scenic road trips and more. Named Project C2 and Project Blue Tide, these soft-top convertible trucks are tailored for the outdoor lifestyle and artisanally crafted according to each client’s vision.

“Although both share the same base model and similar blue exteriors, these D110s represent wildly different approaches to the custom build process,” Co-Founder of E.C.D. Tom Humble said. “Project C2 features a more classic restoration, keeping true to the traditional style while Project Blue Tide takes on a more ornate and modernized focus.”

The more traditional-style build, Project C2 notably maintains its original TDI diesel engine, torn down and rebuilt for peak optimization. Like the engine, many of the truck’s original features are maintained throughout, including stock suspension, brakes, auto 4-speed transmission, and vintage gauges. Covered in a glossy Marine Blue, the truck rests on 16-inch WOLF steel wheels and BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A tires, promising an effortless ride from asphalt to sand. The seats are configured in a classic Puma 9 layout and wrapped in Avion Caramel Garrett leather with a single vertical diamond pattern. Four inward-facing jump seats in the rear allow for friends and extended family to tag along on the next expedition. Modern upgrades include JL Audio speakers and subwoofers, Sony Stereo with Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, blind-spot assistant, backup camera and a backup sensor.

Under the hood, Project Blue Tide packs a punch as E.C.D.’s first soft-top D110 with an LT4 engine and 8-speed automatic transmission. Finished in a gleaming Cool Khaki Gray, the showy D110 makes a bold entrance with four Hella 500 series driving lights perched above the windshield and a custom multi-point roll cage featuring NAS style roof rack, two rear ladders and a mounted 48” Hi-Lift jack. Outfitted to hit the hardcore trails, Project Blue Tide features 18-inch Sawtooth silver wheels, 20-inch BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A tires, and Tubular A bar bumper complete with a wired winch. The interior includes lavish touches in the form of an E.C.D. custom MOMO steering wheel and, in the cargo area, teak wood flooring with blue-tinted caulking to match the exterior paint. A wireless charger, five USB ports, KENWOOD eXcelon radio and an Infinity Kappa sound system ensure entertaining rides.

“It’s through our world-class customization process that each vehicle we create comes to truly reflect the personality of its owners,” said Humble. “That’s why no two E.C.D. Land Rovers are ever the same.”

For more information on how to build your own vehicle please visit ecdautodesign.com.

Project C2 Specifications
Model — D110
Engine — Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) engine
Transmission – 4-Speed Automatic
Suspension — Stock
Brakes – StockAdditional Features — Diesel Fuel System, Soft Top Roof

Paint Color — Marine Blue with Full Gloss
Wheels — 16” Steel Wolf Wheels (Painted in White)
Tires — BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO2
Grille – Silver Heritage Grille
Bumper — Silver Slimline Bumper
Rear Lights – 1 Spotlight on Right Side
Spare Tire – Swing Away Carrier on Rear Door

Front Seats — Puma Classic with Front Seat Risers, Heated
Middle Row Seats – Puma 60/40
Seat Layout – Puma 9
Load Area Seats — 4 Inward-Facing Jump Seats
Leather Color — Avion Caramel Garrett Leather
Seat Design – Single Vertical Diamond
Carpet – Aqua Turf Driftwood, Rubber Mats All Around
Steering Wheel — MOMO Heritage Indy Steering Wheel with Hydro Dipped Finished Wood
Gauges — Vintage Gauges

Audio & Electronics
Infotainment — Kenwood Installed with Apple Car Play, Bluetooth, USB
Sound System — JL Audio (Speakers and Subwoofers)
Additional Features — Blind Spot Assistant, Back Up Camera and Sensor, Viper Security System

Project Blue Tide Specifications
Model — D110
Engine — GM LT4
Transmission – 8-Speed Automatic
Suspension — E.C.D. Air Ride
Brakes – Brembo Brakes
Additional Features — Strengthened Axles, Borla Stainless Steel Dual Sport Outlets, Black Soft Top Roof

Paint Color — Cool Khaki Grey with Gloss Finish
Wheels — 18” Sawtooth Silver
Tires — BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO2
Roll Cage – Soft Top Multi-Point Roll Cage with NAS Style Roof Rack and Rear Ladders
Grille – Silver Heritage Style Grille with Land Rover Emblem
Bumper — Tubular A Bar with Wired Winch
Front Lights – 4 Hella 500 Series Driving Lights with Clear Lens
Rear Lights – Spotlight Above Rear License Plate
Additional Features — Custom 48” Exterior Hi-Lift Jack HL486, Rear NAS Bumper and Side Steps, Swing Away Wheel Carrier

Front & Middle Seats — Corbeau Trailcats, Heated and Ventilated
Seat Layout – 2+2+4
Load Area Seats — 4 Inward-Facing Jump Seats
Leather Color — Selected Relicate Matte Distressed Leather Mineral Blue 3010 and Hydes Porsche Nappa Silver Metallic #1177
Seat Design – Single Vertical Diamond
Carpet – Black, Rubber Mats All Around
Steering Wheel — ECD Custom MOMO Prototype with Silver Spokes and Wrapped in Blue Leather
Gauges — Classic White Gauges
Additional Features — Teak Wood Flooring with Blue-Tinted Caulking in Cargo Area, Rear AC

Audio & Electronics
Infotainment — KENWOOD eXcelon, Bluetooth Audio
Sound System — Infinity Kappa (Speakers and Subwoofers)
Additional Features — Rear and Front Cameras, Wireless Charger, USB (5), WiFi, Blind Spot Assistant, Back Up Sensor, Digital Rear-View Mirror