Hey Rob, reminds me of the e28 M5 I bought in Bronx,NY off ebay. Seller claimed it ran blah,blah,blah.
Drove all the way there, got there ( wrecked, but I knew that at 3300 ) no key and no ecu…parked outside in an alley with the wheels turned toward the wall of the building and no way to easily turn them… Did I say the owner was no where to be found except by phone and the Russian mafia chop shop was in charge of collecting the funds AND that I had driven all the way from Ga with my 11 year old to pick it up ? YIKES !.. Well it did get back to Ga with me and eventually sort of turned out fine, but not before we got chased out of NY, argued with Uhaul in Little Jamaica , almost lost the car on I-95 in Va and my wife filed all during the same trip… Yea, we need to write a book on this one and soon
All the best