Project Shilo Custom Defender 110

E.C.D. Automotive Design, known for its bespoke Land Rover Defender rebuilds, has delivered a California Compliant Series IIA with a range of modern elements and classic features.

This custom Land Rover Series IIA, named Project Shilo, is a Mercedes Desert Sand build with a Santorini Black roof. To complement its exterior color, the build has a black Front Runner roof rack with four LED spotlights, a classic black Land Rover mesh grille, and a classic front bumper with a Warn winch. While heritage in style, Project Shilo has a fully upgraded performance system with a California Compliant GM LS3 engine with an automatic transmission. Riding on 18” 1983 Kahn wheels, Shilo’s drive is also smooth thanks to its EBC Fast brakes and upgraded E.C.D. Air Ride Suspension.

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Inside, Project Shilo has a set of Corbeau Trailcat front and middle seats wrapped in a gorgeous and warm Garret Spice leather. The Garret Spice leather also wraps around the two inward-facing bench seats in the build’s rear, giving it a total seating capacity of 8. Between its captain middle row is a custom, partially extended E.C.D. center console with A/C and two cup holders. Its interior and exterior door handles are metal and painted in a satin black to complement its other black exterior features. To add to the build’s classic look, it has a Momo Indy Wood steering wheel and All American Nickel gauges. It’s more modern touches include a JL Audio sound system, wireless charging, a 110 V outlet in the rear, and USB charging points throughout.


“Project Shilo is a superb example of a modern classic. This vehicle is reminiscent of the Camel Trophy Landrovers with the desert sand colorway, but comes with all the modern luxuries you’d expect in a new Range Rover,” says Co-Founder Tom.



Project Shilo Specifications

Model — SIIA

Engine — CA GM E-rod

Transmission — 6-speed Automatic

Suspension — ECD Air Ride

Axles — Stock

Brakes — EBC Fast

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Exterior Design Elements

Paint Color — Mercedes Desert Sand in full gloss

Roof Paint Color — Santorini Black in eggshell

Wheels — 18” 1983 Kahn

Tires — BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A

Grille — Mesh

Bumper/Winch — Classic with daytime running lights and Warn Winch

Lights — (4) LED spotlights

Ladder — Front Runner

Roof Rack — Front Runner

Additional Features — Front Runner Rack Expedition Expansion, Swing Away wheel carrier, NAS rear step, black metal handles


Interior Design Elements

Front Seats — Corbeau Trailcat

Middle-row Seats — Corbeau Trailcat

Load Area Seats — 2 Inward bench seats

Leather — Garrett Spice

Stitch Design — Vertical Diamond

Door Cards — Charcoal Leather, no stitch design

Steering Wheel — Momo Indy Wood

Dash — Puma Dash in Charcoal Leather

Gauges — All American Nickel

Carpet — Black

Center Console — ECD custom with rear ac and partially extended console with cup holders

Custom — Custom rear bench seat covers for dogs, metal door handles in satin black

Audio & Electronics

Radio — Alpine Head Unit

Speakers — JL Audio

Subwoofer — JL Audio

Additional Features — Tire Pressure Monitoring System, automatic headlights, rear ac, wireless charger, USB throughout, 110 V outlet in load area, power locks and windows, blind spot assistant, back up camera, bluetooth, Viper alarm