Actually some of the surface rust was pretty deep & would have required some surface putty after sanding it out. It had sat in that garage for so long the brakes were frozen & I couldn't get the car to budge in or out of gear. I couldn't get the engine to turn even by pulling the fan belt. I figured the rings were rusted to the cylinder walls, & maybe the crank too. Mice had been in the interior & I wondered about the wiring harness. The daughters of the owner were asking $6,000 but taking bids. I know they had only 3 bids on Thurs & the highest was ~$3,000. I didn't bid nor do I know what the ended up doing with it on Sat. They also had a 1965 Chevelle SS convertible that was in worse shape than the TR-3.