Many many thanks for taking the time to read and hopefully help.
I found a previous thread posted by someone else and the advice within it was great so I thought I'd ask for your opinions, help and advice.
I found a car on eBay a couple of weeks ago, looked good, nice condition and so on 'engine as sweet as a nut' was one of the comments. I won the auction and arranged to travel to Birmingham to pick it up. The listing was then removed from eBay, I had set up a new account, was trying to sell my car as well and eBay suspended the account due to wanting evidence I owned t