E.C.D. Automotive Design Project Kalorado Defender 110

Can a classic off-roader such as the legendary Land Rover Defender 110 look and feel luxurious, as well as rugged at the same time? Well, it certainly can at the hands of the E.C.D. Automotive Design (sometimes known as ECD Auto Design). ECD Auto Design.

E.C.D. Automotive Design Project Kalorado Defender 110

The company, best known for its custom luxury Land Rover and Jaguar restorations, just unveiled “Project Kalorado.” It’s a fancy soft-top Defender 110, tailor-made for life in the Colorado mountains. This unique beast comes with a hefty GM 6.2 L V8 engine, ensuring it’s ready for any rugged adventure.

The team at ECD Auto Design takes 25-year-old Defenders and jazzes them up with everything from custom paint jobs to the latest tech upgrades. “Project Kalorado” showcases this with a 50-state compliant engine, a 6-speed automatic transmission, 16-inch Wolf wheels, and BF Goodrich All-Terrain tires perfect for navigating Colorado’s terrain.

E.C.D. Automotive Design Project Kalorado Defender 110

The Defender’s look is classic yet snazzy, with a Brooklands Green body and a light tan canvas top. It’s spacious enough for ski trips or summer paddleboarding with eight seats, heated Puma Classic seats wrapped in Hazelnut leather, and loads of modern amenities like JLAudio speakers, CarPlay, SiriusXM, Bluetooth, and even a backup camera and sensor.

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While Project Kalorado is one-of-a-kind and not available for you to buy, you can still daydream about your custom Land Rover Defender or Jaguar E-Type. All you need to do is head over to ecdautodesign.com to find out how to make it a reality. It will, of course, cost you quite a bit.

E.C.D. Automotive Design Project Kalorado Defender 110

Before you go, here’s a rundown of the restomods found on Project Kalorado:


  • Model — Defender 110 Soft Top
  • Engine — GM 6.2L V8 50 State Compliant
  • Transmission — 6 Speed Automatic
  • Axles — Stock
  • Suspension — Stock
  • Brakes — EBC FAST
  • Exhaust — Borla Stainless Single Pipe


  • Paint Color — Brooklands Green in Full Gloss
  • Roof — Light Tan in Canvas
  • Wheels — 16″ Wolf in Black
  • Tires — BFGoodrich All Terrain
  • Grille — Heritage
  • Bumper — Classic with daytime running lights
  • Additional Features — Soft top multi-point roll cage, NAS rear bumper with tow package, OEM mud-flaps


  • Seat Layout — 2+2+4
  • Front Seats — Puma Classic, heated
  • Load Area Seats — 4 inward-facing jump seats
  • Leather Color — Garrett Chatham Hazelnut
  • Seat Design — Single vertical diamond stitch
  • Dash – Puma wrapped in Hazelnut Leather
  • Carpet — Black
  • Steering Wheel — MOMO Retro in Black Leather
  • Gauges — Vintage

Audio & Electronics

  • Infotainment — Touchscreen Stereo System
  • Sound System — JL Audio speakers and subwoofers
  • Additional Features — 4 USB ports, backup camera and sensor, automatic headlights, Bluetooth, CarPlay, Sirius XM, remote start

Images: E.C.D. Automotive Design.