1985 CESSNA 185F

  • For Sale
  • 1985
  • CESSNA 185F
  • N185CA
  • 18504445
  • Placerville, CA USA

269000 $269,000 USD

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  • For Sale
  • 1985
  • CESSNA 185F
  • N185CA
  • 18504445
  • Placerville, CA USA

Skywagons.com LLC

Mark Pilkington

3501 Airport Rd Bldg 2

Placerville, CA 95667 USA

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General Specs (cont.)


544 SMOH

380 SPOH

1435 lb



Additional Classifications

Detailed Description

1985 Cessna 185 F Skywagon II, 3197TT, 544 SMOH, 380 SPOH, Garmin GMA 340 Audio panel with 3LMB and 6 place Intercom, Garmin GTX 345 Transponder with ADSB in and out, weather and traffic, Plus More!

Avionics / Equipment

24 volt system and late style panel
Garmin GMA 340 Audio panel with 3LMB and 6 place Intercom
Garmin GNS 530W Color moving map IFR GPS/Com
Garmin GNS 430W Color moving map IFR GPS/Com
Garmin GNS 250 VFR GPS and Com #3
Garmin GTX 345 Transponder with ADSB in and out, weather and traffic
Garmin FS 210 Connext (bluetooth)
True airspeed indicator
S-Tec 55X Autopilot fully coupled with altitude hold
Dual front hardwired David Calrk noise cancelling headsets
Dual yoke mounted drilled push-to-talk buttons
USB input for Ipad
Collins digital ADF
Shadin fuel flow computer
Astro-tech LC-2 quartz chronomter
406 ELT with remote arming panel


Airframe Time: 3197 Hours Total Time

Factory Float kit
84 gallons long range fuel (Bladders)
Factory zinc-chromate internal corrosion proofing
Stainless steel cables
Windshield V brace
Lifting rings
Sportsman STOL kit leading edge cuff
Robertson STOL Kit drooping aileron system
BAS Tailcone lift handles
Jackscrew inspection plates
Cleveland double puck brakes and Cleveland wheels
Refuelling steps and handles
BAS inertia reel shoulder harnesses
Factory Ski kit
Plumbed for amphibious floats
High backed rear bench seat
Upholstered extended baggage area
Small raised gas caps
Stowable right side rudder pedals
Locking tailwheel
Brackett air filter
Spin-on oil filter
Airwolf air/oil separator
RMD Wingtips with LED landing lights
LED Landing lights in nose
Underwing courtesy lights
850x6 main tires
Scott 3200 8" tailwheel

Engines / Mods / Prop

Engine Time: 544 Hours SMOH Continental IO-520D

Propeller Time: 380 Hours SPOH on McCauley C401 wide chord three blade

Interior / Exterior

Airtex duraplush maroon velour seats. Matching dark red carpets and side panels. Cream headliner. All in very good condition throughout. Rated 8 out of 10.

Overall bright white with classic "last of the model" traditional original 1985 185 scheme with Burgundy and red accents in very good condition. Invasion stripes on wings and detail on the wingtips to match. Excellent glass all round. Rated 9 out of 10.


Annual Due: June 2021
Useful Load: 1435 Lbs

This is the last year that the 185 was sold.  This particular plane is the 4th from last one built. It was bought new in 1985 by the Department of the interior in Alaska and they operated it until 2000.  It was repaired in 1996 at no expense with the gov't paying the bill after an off airport landing.  2000 to 2005 it was based in Washington and since 2005, it has been in the lower 48 states with a private owner on wheels. Very complete logs. No hail. No corrosion, always hangared. A piece of history because Cessna will never make the 185 again for taildragger liability reasons.

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