An award-winning builder of premium Land Rover Defenders East Coast Defender has unveiled Project Kingsman, the luxury SUV, which was designed and built at the Rover Dome in Kissimmee, Florida. The vehicle has been rebuilt from the ground up and features a brand new, galvanized chassis.
East Coast Defender began working on it July 2016 and the project was completed on August 15, 2017.
The original steel frames of the Defenders were true workhorses and offered the ultimate in off-road, go-anywhere, do-anything driving. 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. – Scott Wallace, East Coast Defender Co-Owner
Project Kingsman retains the classy and refined look of the Defender 110, 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.
- 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
- 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