Completely love this idea of using the media against them. Especially some local "stick up for the everyman" type consumer advocate. Set that shit up the second you think you have a claim to the vehicle.That would be the right time to leverage local media. Since the ultimate beneficiary is a charity, the negative publicity would be overwhelming. They would be very wise to sell it at invoice or similar.
They can realize they’re in checkmate the easy way or the hard way.