Ditto on above. I was in the same boat years ago. Everything seemed to be on the West Coast or Florida.
I setup a watch in eBay and one Friday night one showed up in NJ. CMC with everything still in boxes. It was left at a guys classic Mustang shop (so natually he didn't want it). Several beers later (and a phone call that went to midnight), I got the whole mess for $3K as long as I could get it out in a few days. Other eBayers were PISSED!!!! Just made the whole thing sweeter.
A few days later I had it on a U-Haul coming through Newark at rush hour (wondering WTF was I thinking).
You just have to keep a sharp eye -and be willing to kill if need be.