KISSIMMEE, FLA. – Aug. 24, 2017East Coast Defender has breathed new life into another Defender 110 with its latest award-winning build, “Project Kingsman”. The luxury SUV, which was designed and built at the Rover Dome in Kissimmee, Florida, was completed earlier this month and has been rebuilt from the ground up and features a brand new, galvanized chassis.

“The original steel frames of the Defenders were true workhorses and offered the ultimate in off-road, go-anywhere, do-anything driving,” said Scott Wallace, East Coast Defender Co-Owner. “Our team has been able to improve their durability using an upgraded, galvanized chassis. ‘Project Kingsman’ is built on a new chassis that has been dipped in molten protective zinc coating. This holds off corrosion and increases the life of the frame. It also keeps the nostalgia of the vehicle intact, while bringing it up to today’s highest performance standards.”

“Project Kingsman” showcases the classy and refined look of the Defender, yet has been rebuilt to be more powerful and agile than its original OEM build. It’s built on a new galvanized chassis, which will prevent the frame from rusting and increase the Defender’s longevity and durability. During the rebuild no nut or bolt was left untouched. It has also been upfitted with the latest technology and performance equipment.

“Our Defenders not only offer incomparable workmanship, but deliver on reliability as well,” said Tom Humble, East Coast Defender Co-owner. “By stripping each Defender down to its frame, we’re not only able to customize and upgrade each component as its rebuilt, but incorporate the latest technology and processes to build a stronger, more robust Defender. We not only offer luxury and performance with each build, but reliability and peace of mind for our clients, as well.”

Work on “Project Kingsman” began July 2016 and was completed on August 15, 2017. “The high level of attention to detail on each of our Defenders is simply unmatched,” said Elliot Humble, East Coast Defender Co-owner. “From the initial phases of planning the vehicle with the client, through the build and delivery, our team offers a remarkable buying and owning experience. I believe it speaks volumes about why East Coast Defender vehicles are so popular and continue to increase in value over time.”

Project Kingsman specs include:


  • Chevrolet 5.3-liter, 320-hp Chevrolet LC9 V-8 engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Stainless steel brake and fuel lines
  • EBC Performance brakes
  • Ron Davis radiator
  • Stainless steel Borla exhaust
  • Galvanized chassis

Interior and Convenience

  • Classic Instruments Moal Bomber gauges
  • Kenwood touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay/Andoid Auto
  • Navigation
  • Backup camera
  • LED lighting throughout
  • Exmoor Elite seats with black/charcoal leather interior
  • Four inward facing rear jump seats

Exterior and Styling

  • Sawtooth wheels with BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A K02 tires
  • Safety Devices external roll cage

East Coast Defender was founded by three self-prescribed “British petrol heads,” brothers Tom and Elliot Humble, and Scott Wallace. Growing up in England, near the famous Lode Lane factory where the Defenders were produced, the three found themselves surrounded by Defenders throughout their childhood. East Coast Defender officially opened its facility in 2013 and has been building the world’s most celebrated, handcrafted Defenders since that time. Today, the company is based in Kissimmee, Florida, where every ECD custom Defender SUV is built by hand in the company’s 21,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility, called the Rover Dome.

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About East Coast Defender
Located in Kissimmee, Florida, East Coast Defender is an award-winning builder of premium Land Rover Defenders. With over 25 years of Land Rover Defender building experience, ECD has earned a reputation for its commitment to perfection, its dedication to build quality and its ability to maintain the heritage of the Defender while modernizing it for clients. East Coast Defender has grown tremendously and has expanded the term “luxury vehicle” to “all-terrain multi-functional luxury vehicle.” East Coast Defender currently has over 30 full-time employees in its 21,000 square-foot facility. For more information, please visit or call (407) 483-4825.