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

Austin Metro, reg REW44X submitted by Murray Snudge, Cambridgeshire, 11.34am Wed May 20th 2015

"This was my first new car in 1981and I regretted buying it. It didn't steer straight and taking ..."

Morris Minor, reg NYV285E, 8.54pm Tue May 19th 2015

"I had this van brand new in Poole Dorset working as a GPO telephone fitter."

Austin Montego, reg E701EHG, 3.36pm Tue May 19th 2015

"My first brand new purchase £7705. A fortune in that era. Beautiful car and happy memories! "

Volkswagen Golf, reg CLK375Y submitted by brusek, 1.43pm Tue May 19th 2015

"White 1800 Golf GTI with optional twin lights ,alloys and blaupunkt music"

Mini 1000, reg 732DXR submitted by Reg nut, 12.58am Tue May 19th 2015

"My brothers car in the late 1960/70s. Subframe rusted through then scrapped"

TVR Tuscan, reg W998AFR, Warwickshire, 12.48am Tue May 19th 2015

"Car was (one of 6) used in the 2001 film Swordfish starring John Travolta and Hugh Jackman"

Honda FT500, reg UUD242X submitted by Kiethecky, Berwickshire, 10.28pm Sun May 17th 2015

"I bought this Red Honda FT500 in 1988 in Sheffield, sold it in 1992 in Newcastle, was a much maligned..."

Yamaha DT, reg E859DTW submitted by Jas, Northamptonshire, 8.41pm Sun May 17th 2015

"This was the first bike a bought brand new cost me £1149 from a bike dealer near was th..."

Hillman Avenger, reg HJB848N submitted by Avengerman, Yorkshire, 7.48pm Sun May 17th 2015

"Originally a 4 door, but highly modified in the engine department. Back doors welded shut, rally whee..."

Ford Capri, reg E403RAX submitted by Colin S, Lancashire, 5.03pm Sun May 17th 2015

"Ford Capri 2.8 Injection - model 280 aka Brooklands Capri - one of a limited run of 1038 - vehicle re..."

Morris Minor, reg KHE16L, Yorkshire, 4.18pm Sun May 17th 2015

"this was my fathers moggy traveller when i was young around the early 1970's,i think he sold it ..."

Ford Fiesta, reg SYJ900X submitted by Steve, Sussex, 8.55am Sun May 17th 2015

"SYJ 900X Was my car for many years it was a much cherished part of my life for a very long time. I..."

Leyland Beaver, reg BKX416F, 11.45pm Sat May 16th 2015

"This vehicle belonged to Esso petroleum from new and was based at their Hythe terminal in Hampshire.I..."

Austin A40, reg OMB338 submitted by Katie Ravenscroft, 8.26pm Sat May 16th 2015

"Much loved first car of my parents which was affectionately know as 'the tart bait' due to ..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle HOB429L Mini Uploaded 10.31pm Sun May 17th 2015

Wheeler dealers project car (Mike Brewer & Edward China)

Comment Of The Week

Austin A40, Katie Ravenscroft Posted at 8.26pm Sat May 16th 2015

"Much loved first car of my parents which was affectionately know as 'the tart bait' due to the fact that it was a convertible and the only car of its kind..."

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
  • Ford Escort, 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!

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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 1123 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 529 uploads and Vauxhall with 368 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1123
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 529
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 368
4 BMW logo BMW 292
5 Austin logo Austin 288
6 Triumph logo Triumph 269
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 215
8 MG logo MG 206
9 Jaguar logo Jaguar 191
10 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 189

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 279 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 161 uploads and Ford Cortinas with 136 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 279
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 161
3 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 136
4 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 133
5 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 128
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 106
7 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 98
8 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 91
9 MG MGB logo MG MGB 81
10 Ford Granada logo Ford Granada 65

What Types Of Vehicles Are Being Uploaded?

The most popular type of vehicle to be uploaded (expectedly) is the car with around 84% of the photos submitted by RegArchive users, followed by the motorcyle/moped/scooter with 6% of the photos and the van with 2% of the photos. Search out your number plate and upload yours.

Type of vehicle %
1 Car 83.6%
2 Motorcyle/Moped/Scooter 6.5%
3 Van 2.4%
4 Bus/Coach 1.4%
5 Tractor 0.1%
6 Lorry/Truck 2.2%
7 Campervan/Motorhome 1.9%
8 Other 1.9%

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.