I love that show Roadkill. It's amazing how they go out to yards and get a car going that has sat for years and get it driving. Old School Know How.
This might have been before Roadkill, or may have been one of the things that inspired it, but you've gotta see the Hot Rod Magazine article they did where they took an old Buick convertible that had been sitting for years, got it running, then took a road trip in it.
It's one of my favorites.
Oh, I found it online!
Here it is:1966 Buick Revival