1965 CESSNA 185D

145500 $145,500 USD

  • For Sale
  • 1965
  • CESSNA 185D
  • N685LA
  • Not Listed
  • Placerville, CA USA

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1965 Cessna 185D Skywagon, N685LA, 4470 TT, 85 SFREM on IO-470, 85 SPOH McCauley C33 2bld, PS Eng. PMA 8000B audio pnl w/3LMB

Avionics / Equipment

PS Engineering PMA 8000B Audio panel with 3LMB and Intercom
Garmin GNS 430 color IFR moving map GPS/Com
NSD 360 Unslaved HSI
King/MX 170B Digital flip/flop Nav/Com
King KI 208 VOR/Localizer Indicator
S-Tec 30 Autopilot with Altitude hold
Remote autopilot controls on yoke
Fuel Scan 450 fuel flow computer
Analog Volt meter
Analog CHT gauge
Avionics master switch
Analog clock/timer
Dual yoke mounted push-to-talk buttons
Remote ELT Arming panel
Music input
Uvionics ADSB out on left wingtip

Long range fuel 84 gallons
Rebuilt horizontal stabilizer (due to wear)
Monarch gas caps
Six Seats
Extended baggage area
Cessna Cargo Pod (easily removable)
XP Modifications HD Tailwheel
Tailwheel Lock
Door Stewards
Wingtip strobes (left wing has ADSB out)
Double puck Cleveland wheels and brakes
Stainless steel screw kit
Brackett air filter
Large non-congealing oil cooler
Right side openable window
BAS inertia reel shoulder harnesses
Dual articulating front seats
Ground power input
LED Landing/taxi lights
Horizontal stabilizer abrasion boots


Airframe Time: 4470 Hours Total Time

Engines / Mods / Prop

Engine Time: 85 Hours SFREM on I0-470 1500 hour TBO. (2017)
Propeller Time: 85 Hours SPOH on McCauley C33 two blade

Interior / Exterior

Excellent custom grey fabric and leather seats. Thick wool carpet. Cream headliner. This interior was $30,000. Everything was stripped and painted. Door and window frames. Everything was cleaned to perfection before anything was installed. Rated 10 out of 10.

Overall bright white with metallic red major accent and silver grey minor accent in semi traditional Cessna scheme. Very high quality $20,000 was paid. Excellent condition. Rated 10 out of 10.


Annual Due:  May 2020
Useful Load: 1276 Lbs.

Currently owned buy an airline pilot in Southern California for the last two years. Prior to that it was owned by a gentleman in Pennsylvania for 40 years and in the latter years of his ownership he made the plane the way it is today. Some damage history in the 60's prior to the PA owner. Complete logs. No hail. No corrosion.  If you want a turn-key ready to go 185 in which everything works that already has ADSB, this is it. Low time and excellent condition. The 260 HP IO-470 is considerably more powerful that an 0-470 that is in a 180, but is not quite the 520 that is in the 1966 and later 185's. The IO-470 has a 1500 hour TBO and can burn 10 GPH at altitude. This is a great condition flush riveted early 185.
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