ECD Auto Design to Ring Nasdaq Opening Bell and Showcase Custom Land Rover Defender in Times Square

Management to ring bell to celebrate first day of trading on NASDAQ under ticker symbol “ECDA”

KISSIMMEE, Fla., Dec. 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ECD Automotive Design Inc. (“ECD” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ ECDA), the industry leader in delivering restored, modified and electrified Land Rover Defenders, Jaguars, and other classic and collectible automobiles, today announced that founders, management, advisors and shareholders will ring the opening bell of the Nasdaq Stock Market today, Wednesday, December 13, 2023, to commemorate ECD’s first day of trading on the Nasdaq. In addition, a custom Land Rover Defender, restored and modified by the certified craftsmen and craftswomen at ECD, will be displayed outside the Nasdaq in Manhattan’s Times Square to demonstrate ECD’s capabilities.

On December 12, 2023, ECD completed the business combination between Humble Imports, Inc. d/b/a ECD Auto Design and EF Hutton Acquisition Corporation I (“EFHT”) (NASDAQ: EFHT), a special purpose acquisition company formed by affiliates of EF Hutton.

Founded in 2013 by three British gear heads, ECD has become the leader in the restoration, modification and electrification of classic automobiles. ECD specializes in “restomods” (restoration and modification) and is dedicated to fully restoring classic autos from the ground up, returning the nostalgic experience to the road and ensuring their timelessness with modification touches, performance, and quality upgrades. The ECD line-up currently includes the Land Rover Defender, the Land Rover Series IIA, the Range Rover Classic and the Jaguar E-Type. Since inception, the Company has delivered over 500 vehicles, and has increased the number of units built and the average selling price of a vehicle at a compound annual growth rate of 26% and 19%, respectively. The additional capital and public listing will help advance ECD’s goals of unlocking further growth through innovating its product line and expanding the classic automotive ecosystem.

The opening bell ceremony will be broadcast live starting at 9:15 a.m. Eastern Time from the NASDAQ MarketSite Tower in New York, NY. To view the broadcast, please click here.

About ECD Automotive Design
ECD is a creator of restored luxury vehicles that combines classic English beauty with modern performance. Currently, ECD restores Land Rovers Defenders, Land Rover Series IIA, the Range Rover Classic and the Jaguar E-Type. Each vehicle produced by ECD is fully bespoke, a one-off that is designed by the client through an immersive luxury design experience and hand-built from the ground up in 2,200 hours by master-certified Automotive Service Excellence (“ASE”) craftsmen. The Company was founded in 2013 by three British “gear heads” whose passion for classic vehicles is the driving force behind exceptionally high standards for quality, custom luxury vehicles. ECD’s global headquarters, known as the “Rover Dome,” is a 100,000-square-foot facility located in Kissimmee, Florida that is home to 80 talented craftsmen and technicians, who hold a combined 61 ASE and five master level certifications. ECD has an affiliated logistics center in the U.K. where its seven employees work to source and transport 25-year-old work vehicles back to the U.S. for restoration. For more information, visit

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Forward-Looking Statements
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If any of these risks materialize or our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that ECD do not presently know, or that ECD currently believe are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect ECD’s current expectations, plans and forecasts of future events and views as of the date hereof. Nothing in this communication should be regarded as a representation by any person that the forward-looking statements set forth herein will be achieved or that any of the contemplated results of such forward-looking statements will be achieved. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements in this communication, which speak only as of the date they are made and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the cautionary statements herein and the risk factors of ECD described in the joint preliminary proxy statement and a preliminary prospectus contained in the Form S-4 registration statement that ECD filed with the SEC, including those under “Risk Factors” therein. ECD anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause its assessments to change. However, while ECD may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, ECD specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, except as required by law. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing ECD’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this communication. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements.


ECD Automotive Design
Scott Wallace, Chairman and CEO
Email: [email protected]

Rob Fink or Matt Chesler, CFA
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 646-809-4048 / 646-809-2183