SOLD-1974 Cessna A185F Amphibious

SOLD 1109 lbs useful load! Award winning Cessna 185 on Wipline 3000 amphibs, upgraded modern paint and interior with Wing X Wing Extension, Sportmans STOL, and a modern IFR Avionic Suite plus a STEC 55X Auto Pilot and active traffic! This is a well-kept Aircraft that has always been hangered. Shows very well, all logs complete, fully upgraded 185 with all the right upgrades!  Best in show @ Oshkosh 2006. All compressions in 70’s, plenty of engine life left, perfect 550 upgrade when needed.  Original landplane gear included! Annual inspection current through the rest of the summer for float flying!

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 (651) 451-1205

Registration Number:
Serial Number:

3380 Hrs TT


Continental IO-520D SN: 552402
1439 Hrs SMOH (2001)


1439 Hrs SNEW (2001)


Modifications & Conversions:
  • Wipline 3000 Amphibious Floats
  • PPONK 86” 3 Blade Seaplane Prop
  • Lake & Air Gear Advisory
  • 3525 lb Gross Weight Increase, 1109 lbs useful load!
  • Wing X Wing Extension (ART)
  • Sportsman STOL / Flap Gap Seals
  • RMD Wing Tips
  • Gami Injectors
  • Tanis Engine Heater
  • Precise Pulse Lights
  • Wing Strobes
  • BAS Fuselage Pull Handles
  • Door Stewards
  • Barton Fuel Caps
  • Shoulder Harnesses
  • Cowl Louvers
  • Bracket Air Filter
  • Original Landplane Gear / Tail Wheel Lock/8.50 x 6 Tires
  • Modern custom aluminum back panel
  • Garmin GNS 530W GPS/NAV/COM
  • Skywatch 497, Active Traffic Upgrade/ GNS 530W display
  • Garmin GDL 69 Weather Data Link (subscription required)
  • STEC 55X Auto Pilot w/ Altitude Preselect and Hold
  • Apollo SL-10 Audio Panel
  • KT 76A Transponder
  • King 525A Slaved HSI
  • KX 155 2nd Nav/Com
  • KR 87 ADF
  • GEM 610 Engine Monitor CHT/EGT
  • Digital Fuel Flow Meter
  • Hardwired & Mounted Garmin G496
  • Aero Safe Electric Standby Vac System
  • 406 ELT
  • 12V Outlet
  • PTT & Auto Pilot Quick Disconnect
  • Chip detector

 New Interior and all glass replaced in 1999, shows like new.  New Upgraded instrument panel. Modern seating, w/ coordinated headliner and sidewalls, Door Stewards, coordinated gray fabric interior! 8/10


Overall white with vibrant red and gray striping, new paint completed in 1998, shows excellent. 8.5/10, best in show winner @Oshkosh.

Additional Equipment:

Original landplane gear

Annual Status:
South St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Prices are in U.S. Dollars, and are subject to change without notice. Prices do not include taxes, duties or tariffs. The accuracy of the above specifications are only offered as to the best of our knowledge at the time. Aircraft is subject to prior sale and/or removal from the market. Aircraft to be sold “as is, where is.” All specifications and representations of the aircraft are subject to verification by the buyer before purchase.