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Custom Defender 130 is Brilliant in Aston Martin Midnight Blue +VIDEO

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Design inspiration for this beautiful custom Defender 130 came from a 2017 Aston Martin DB11.

Project Deep Blue is finished in Aston Martin Midnight Blue, an original paint color available for the DB11. The exterior design elements of this custom Defender 130 are more reminiscent of a luxury sports car, a contrasting look from previous Defender 130s built by E.C.D. Project Deep Blue is subtle, yet absolutely stunning.

Under the hood, you won’t find any inspiration from Aston Martin or Land Rover. Rather, the brute power of a naturally-aspirated, 565-horsepower LS3 V8 Corvette engine. The LS3 was chosen for its known reliability, loads of power, plenty of available upgrades, and a GM powertrain warranty.

The interior features duotone upholstery with premium leathers from Spinneybeck — a classic Light Beige and a darker Botany Bay Beige throughout. The duotone colors were also chosen with inspiration from the Aston Martin DB11. Luxury Corbeau Trailcat seats in the front and rear are heated and ventilated for riding comfort. With plenty of modern features on the interior such as wireless charging pads for mobile devices, you quickly forget that you’re riding in a classic British off-road icon.


Project Deep Blue Vehicle Specifications

Model — Custom Defender 130

Engine — 6.2L LS3 V8 with 565-horsepower

Transmission — 6-Speed Automatic transmission

Exhaust — Borla Performance Exhaust


Paint Color — Aston Martin Midnight Blue

Wheels — 20? Kahn Mondial Retro wheels

Tires — BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A K02

Bumper — Tubular winch bumper

Winch — Warn Industries VR12

Roll Cage — Full D130 external roll cage

Lights — 4 LED spotlights in the front; 2 LED work lights in the rear

Additional — SVX side-steps; Mesh wing-tops; Light guards on the front & rear; Swing-away wheel carrier; Line-X for the rear bed; Automatic headlights


Front & Rear Seats — Corbeau Trailcats (heated & ventilated)

Leather — Spinneybeck Pueblito & Botany Bay leather

Stitch Color — Parchment Beige

Headliner — Black suede

Metalwork — Powder-coated Black

Steering Wheel — Momo Prototipo in all black

Gauges — All American Tradition Series in black

Additional — Custom ECD extended center console

Audio & Electronics

Radio — Alpine for wireless Car play

Audio System — JL Audio amplified sound system with a subwoofer

Additional — Wireless charger for mobile devices; Rear AC; Power windows/locks; USB’s; Tow package