Was the car hit? The engine can be taken out of them from the top, at least based on one write up I've seen. Or if the front end is intact you may be able to just drop the front subframe engine and all. My guess would be you could make a little on it even if it didn't run, the heads are worth pretty good money in good shape...
What color is this thing in and out? I might be interested in some parts like the seats... and La isn't that bad a drive to pick 'em up.
If you buy the whole car you can just take the whole front clip off and have the easy access from every angle. At that point you can pull the engine and tranny all at one shot.
98 4.6 SOHC, J-Modded, B & M 24K Tranny Cooler, Cold Air Intake, 76 MM MAF, RM Tube, March 1150 U/D Pullies, Poly Bushings, Air Bags, MK VIII Brakes and Wheels, Trak-Lok w/ 3.55's MK VIII Flex plate and Marauder T/C. Now that it can go, it'll be time for show.