The customized Defender 130 called “The Huntress” by East Coast Defender. Image from East Coast Defender and Deremer Studios, LLC.

Man it feels like forever since we wrote a Classic Garage feature!

We’re glad the folks from East Coast Defender hit us up with their most recent build called “The Huntress”.  This bad ass build features a 430 hp LS3 Corvette engine and a custom interior that – according to Head of Marketing Drew Gerhart – “uses locally sourced alligator hides”.

Which leads us to our next thought: which poor soul was picked for the job of acquiring the aforementioned alligator hides in the first place?

In any case, The Huntress is true to her name with a beautiful green paint job, a whole lot of killer attitude and a vast array of upgrades.

The LS3 engine will take care of all those old school Land Rover niggles. The customized Defender 130 called “The Huntress” by East Coast Defender. Image from East Coast Defender and Deremer Studios, LLC.

Check out the details of the build below:

  • Land Rover Defender 130
  • 6.2-liter, 430-hp Chevrolet LS3 V-8 engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Wilwood brakes with 6-piston front race calipers and 4-piston rear race calipers with vented and drilled rotors all around
  • 2” lift kit
  • Puma dash upgrade
  • Air conditioning
  • Classic Instruments gauges
  • Kenwood touchscreen infotainment system with GPS, backup camera, wifi, and Apple Car Play with a custom Morel amplified speaker system
  • Corbeau front seats covers in chocolate brown alligator skin with matching brown leather accents throughout
  • Boost 18” wheels with BFGoodrich tires.
  • Tinted Masai windows
  • Tubular winch bumper with WARN winch
  • Custom-built swing away spare tire carrier
  • Safety Devices front roll cage

From the official press release:

Commissioned by a renowned artist known for her fearless multi-sensory installations, The Huntress was designed from the top down to be a rolling tribute of that very mantra, a fearless vision for a stunning Defender. Destined to perform daily tasks on her Wyoming ranch with an interior concept of what she is calling a “collected” look, The Huntress was born. Powered by a menacing 6.2-liter, 430-hp Chevrolet LS3 V-8 engine capable of 0-60 in 6.5 seconds, this Defender has an interior unlike anything we’ve ever done at East Coast Defender. With front Corbeau seats finished in chocolate brown alligator hide and coordinated leather throughout, the ultimate goal was to create an interior with a beauty mark rather than a coordinated interior, ultimately looking better with age and building character during adventures and a lot of tough use.

Now all you need is the matching shoes and belt. The customized Defender 130 called “The Huntress” by East Coast Defender. Image from East Coast Defender and Deremer Studios, LLC.

We would totally rock this Defender for our next adventure any day of the week – from taking care of the ranch to going out to a nice dinner downtown.

For more information on East Coast Defender, you can check out their official website at http://eastcoastdefender.com.

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