He shipped a normal E30 from Japan to New Brunswick?
Other than the many things wrong with the above, if the body is truly clean (look underneath and in all door jambs, look for DOT-R stickers), it's probably a good deal. These are simple cars and easy to work on. It WILL need to be fixed, it's an old car but nothing will be terribly difficult or expensive - and nothing you can't replace used for cheap if you can't afford new.
Run the gamut of reports, carproof (FIRST), carfax. Get a used vehicle report from the ministry. Make sure it's not just a New Orleans flood car with a mint body and little else.