SOLD – 1978 Cessna A185F Amphibious

Represented by:

Brittnie Brink

Office: 651-209-7170

Cell: 651-402-7932


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SOLD – Wipaire is happy to present this one of a kind Cessna 185, exceptional history with no expense spared, no known damage history, always hangered, IO-550 Platinum engine installed at TCM Service Center, turbine smooth, less than 500 hours since new, Wipline 3450 amphibious floats, custom paint and interior, new glass and fuel cells, ART Wing Extensions, modern panel w/ dual WAAS GPS, Active Traffic, STEC 50 Auto Pilot, and ADSB compliance already completed!

Registration Number:N185AJ
Serial Number:18503560
Make & Model: Cessna 185


3,175 Hrs TT SNEW

No Known Damage SNEW


430 Hrs TT SNEW

IO-550 Platinum Engine

New in 2002  and installed at TCM Factory


565 Hrs TT SNEW

3 Blade “Big Foot” Propeller

Modifications & Conversions

  • Wipline 3450 Amphibious Floats
  • Amphibian Advisory System
  • ART Wing Extensions-3535 GWI
  • BAS Shoulder Harnesses
  • Horizontal Abrasion Boots
  • Precise Flight Wing Tip Pulselights
  • PPONK Gear Attachments
  • Rosen Visors
  • Single piece windshield


  • Garmin GTX 330ES Transponder ADSB Compliant
  • Garmin GNS 430W Nav/Com/GPS
  • Garmin CNX 80 WAAS Nav/Com/GPS
  • STEC 50 Auto Pilot
  • Skywatch 497 Active Traffic
  • Garmin MX 20 MFD w/ Traffic display, WSI Weather, and Chartview upgrade
  • Sandel 3500 E.H.S.I.
  • PM7000B Audio Panel
  • PAV 80 Entertainment System
  • Garmin GI 106A Glideslope Indicator
  • Custom modern Metal Instrument Panel
  • JPI Engine Monitor
  • Shaden Fuel Totalizer
  • Pilot / Co pilot hardwired Bose Headset Jacks
  • Standby Electric Vacuum Pump
  • Blue Sky Sat Phone Antenna


Complete strip and repaint completed in 2003, less than 500 hours since new paint, Overall White with Navy, Maroon and Metallic Gold accent striping.


Custom interior 2003 new glass, new interior plastic/sidewalls, custom wool/leather seats,  overall gray/blue interior.

Prices are in U.S. Dollars, FOB South St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, 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 this document was printed. 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.