Once agian, I was surfing craigs list. Low and behold there was a fully restored, 1941 Steelcraft Pursuit plane. I could tell the base plane was an original 41 and not a reproduction. However, it did have some of the normal parts replaced. I.e. hubcaps, Steering wheel and tires.
The exterior of the plane was done very very well but, the restorer did not refinish the inside of the cockpit that well. It has the normal orange peel pitting on the underside in varied spots. Over all it looks great.
I found out that this plane was only 15 miles from my house. I showed up, inspected the plane and bought it for a few hundred dollars. 🙂 It had been listed on Craigs list for only 24hrs.
Keep searching guys! They ARE out there.