The registration number plate archive for UK vehicles

RegArchive is an online archive for UK car registration plates from 1932 to 1963 (ABC 123) through to 1963 to 1982 (ABC 123 D) and finally from 1982 to 2001 (A 123 BCD).

Memories Of Your Car

Cars and other vehicles can bring back such wonderful memories for people - especially a car that they owned many years ago. If you have a photo of your old car please consider uploading it so we can publish it for posterity. Add any relevant comments as well - perhaps some memories about what the car means to you, where you went in it, where you drove it and even how old you were.

Latest Vehicle and Number Plate Comments

Suzuki TS, reg EAA39K submitted by JinxJetJock, Hampshire, 9.25am Wed February 25th 2015

"I think i was the first person in the country (or so i was told) to have bought this model. I ordered..."

Ford Escort, reg PAV814X, Carmarthenshire, 7.28pm Tue February 24th 2015

"I owned this vehicle for a number of years and was heavily modified for rallying, happy days !"

Skoda Fabia, reg X744LHP submitted by micknac, Dorset, 6.48pm Tue February 24th 2015

"I owned this car from 2012, I absolutely loved her. She was amazing the heated seats were fantastic. ..."

Citroen Visa, reg C515PPB submitted by Brummie Gooner, West Midlands, 3.36pm Tue February 24th 2015

"This was my first car bought for me by my parents when I'd passed my test from an old lady in By..."

Ford Escort, reg GTW495Y submitted by Dave H, Lancashire, 2.22pm Tue February 24th 2015

"This car is/was an Escort XR3i in Sunburst Red. Made in 1982. I bought it in 1990 and sold it in 1994..."

Toyota Yaris, reg Y242WOJ, West Midlands, 1.22pm Tue February 24th 2015

"This car is on the road parking in the same place (dont leave this place) for 6 months or even more. ..."

Peugeot 205, reg E197EGU submitted by Medusa, Kent, 11.17pm Mon February 23rd 2015

"<3 i loved my 205. I do wonder if she is still alive .. "

Audi Coupe, reg D444TTT, 7.05pm Mon February 23rd 2015

"I used to own a white audi coupe with this VRM about 20 yr ago , very good/fast car at the time, sold..."

MG TD Midget, reg MUF766 submitted by Reggie, Yorkshire, 2.53pm Mon February 23rd 2015

"Do you remember this car from 1953 ? It went to California, now back in the UK"

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle ROM301R MG Midget Uploaded 4.00pm Sun Feb 22nd 2015

Rebuilt in 1983/84 with flip-forward fiberglass front clip. I owned her from 1983-1987 while...

Comment Of The Week

Citroen Visa, Brummie Gooner, West Midlands Posted at 3.36pm Tue February 24th 2015

"This was my first car bought for me by my parents when I'd passed my test from an old lady in Byfleet, Surrey and driven back to Birmingham. It's official..."

Notable Vehicles

Sometimes a vehicle catches our eye. When it does, we'll add it to our Hall Of Fame.

  • Austin Mini, KGH423A
  • MG MGB, BMC699H
  • Jaguar 3.4, HHK829B
  • Ford Escort, HDG141L
  • Land Rover IIA, RGX67
  • Volkswagen , H189GGS
  • Ford Cortina, DOC900C
  • BSA A10, OFF72
  • Ford Escort, PEL881M
  • Triumph TR8, RUT158R
  • BSA D3 Bantam Major, SXE624

Hand Drawn Cars!

Every Monday we choose a Car Of The Week from all of the uploaded photos and display it above on the front page. We also arrange for it to be hand drawn in a rather nice line art style. You can have a look at the most recent ones.

So to be in with a chance of getting your car hand drawn, upload any photos you have of your old cars, and we'll email you this coming Monday if you are successful! Also if you are interested, have a look at National Days to see a list of national celebratory days.

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Looking For An Old Car?

Enter your full registration plate number in the Search box to find any other vehicles that you are looking for.

Most Popular Car Manufacturers

The most popular car manufacturer to be uploaded by RegArchive users is Ford with 1020 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 498 uploads and Vauxhall with 329 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1020
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 498
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 329
4 BMW logo BMW 273
5 Austin logo Austin 271
6 Triumph logo Triumph 245
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 208
8 MG logo MG 196
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 174
10 Honda logo Honda 173

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 258 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 147 uploads and Ford Cortinas with 132 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 258
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 147
3 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 132
4 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 127
5 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 121
6 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 92
7 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 91
8 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 82
9 MG MGB logo MG MGB 79
10 Ford Granada logo Ford Granada 63

What Types Of Vehicles Are Being Uploaded?

The most popular type of vehicle to be uploaded (expectedly) is the car with around 83% of the photos submitted by RegArchive users, followed by the motorcyle/moped/scooter with 7% of the photos and the van with 2% of the photos. Search out your number plate and upload yours.

Type of vehicle %
1 Car 83.4%
2 Motorcyle/Moped/Scooter 6.7%
3 Van 2.4%
4 Bus/Coach 1.4%
5 Tractor 0.1%
6 Lorry/Truck 2%
7 Campervan/Motorhome 1.9%
8 Other 2%

The registration plate archive for UK cars, bikes and vans registered between 1903 and 2001

RegArchive is the online archive for all UK vehicle registration plates. Use the search box above to see if your car, bike, van or other vehicle has been added with photos and comments. If not, consider uploading your car photos and/or add comments and memories - it's easy and free.