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

Morris Minor, reg TES111 submitted by IainF, Cambridgeshire, 11.27pm Mon September 15th 2014

"First car I remember my dad owning in the very early 1960s (replaced by a Morris Oxford in 1965). Pal..."

Honda CBX, reg CMA747X submitted by FP, Nottinghamshire, 10.27pm Mon September 15th 2014

"I owned this bike for 14 years. sold it to a friend, who after finding he couldn`t ride it properly, ..."

BMW 2002, reg PPC20L submitted by neil, Yorkshire, 12.33pm Mon September 15th 2014

"was my daily driver for a few years after being restored, it was sprayed montreal blue (not original)"

Bond Bug, reg BFM402L, 12.29pm Mon September 15th 2014

"Car is in a s new condition and located in Australia. "

Vauxhall Cavalier, reg PVC190R, 9.27am Mon September 15th 2014

"This reg plate belonged to my dads red Cavalier"

Ford Popular, reg XFC973, Oxfordshire, 8.01am Mon September 15th 2014

"This was my Fathers car back in the late 50's/early 60's. The first car I remember, Mum &am..."

Nissan 200SX, reg G93GYG submitted by Smarty, Yorkshire, 11.23pm Fri September 12th 2014

"This vehicle was my first ever sports car with rear wheel drive. I had the car from 1996 - 98 and sti..."

Volkswagen , reg CVO489C submitted by pdt13a, Nottinghamshire, 9.18pm Fri September 12th 2014

"This was my parents camper-van from about 1968 to 1980, will try to get more up to date facts later, ..."

Chrysler 180, reg WAE820T, Wiltshire, 9.02pm Fri September 12th 2014

"I remember going to showroom to buy this car and chose the registration number. It was indeed bought ..."

Volkswagen Golf, reg FKC983Y submitted by Goldfinger21, 7.46pm Fri September 12th 2014

"the reg FKC 983Y was on this car. It was stolen to order along with a white one on the same night. Th..."

Vauxhall Cavalier, reg H128DNE submitted by fray, Nottinghamshire, 6.27pm Fri September 12th 2014

"had some good times in this car totaly amasing me and the powster in newquay."

Ford Focus, reg H1NTN submitted by Jonathan Hinton, 5.19pm Fri September 12th 2014

"If anyone knows of this vehicle, I would be really interested in some details, nothing sinister, I wo..."

Ford Scorpio, reg R921KPF submitted by Bluebellfunerals, 9.10pm Thu September 11th 2014

"This hearse is owned by bluebell funerals www.bluebellfunerals.org"

Volkswagen Scirocco, reg C321SLN, Kent, 2.29am Thu September 11th 2014

"Previous owner lives in kent wants to find out if its anywhere and up for sale "

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle B28BDW Ford Capri Uploaded 2.21am Sun Sep 14th 2014

I bought the car in about 1998 from a guy I who lived near Salisbury and ran it in yeovil for about...

Comment Of The Week

Volkswagen , pdt13a, Nottinghamshire Posted at 9.18pm Fri September 12th 2014

"This was my parents camper-van from about 1968 to 1980, will try to get more up to date facts later, we travelled all over the UK, Scandinavia, and a lot of Europe in it..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Triumph Herald, AJH624A
  • Bedford RL, NYV819
  • Austin 7, ERL677
  • Morris Mini Minor, GDH988D
  • Jaguar E-Type, 880EXK
  • Vauxhall Viva, JLB356D
  • Austin Healey 3000, WRD559
  • Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, TGU216L
  • Porsche 914, KBC76K
  • MG MGB, TMS571T
  • Vauxhall Astra, DRW525B

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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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 923 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 405 uploads and Vauxhall with 278 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Uploads
1 Ford logo Ford 923
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 405
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 278
4 Austin logo Austin 230
5 BMW logo BMW 230
6 Triumph logo Triumph 196
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 166
8 MG logo MG 160
9 Honda logo Honda 150
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 142

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 228 photo uploads, followed by Ford Cortinas with 121 uploads and Volkswagen Golfs with 111 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Uploads
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 228
2 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 121
3 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 111
4 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 105
5 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 88
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 85
7 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 79
8 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 77
9 Ford Granada logo Ford Granada 62
10 MG MGB logo MG MGB 60

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 6% of the photos and the van with 3% of the photos. Search out your number plate and upload yours.

Type of vehicle Percentage
1 Car 82.7%
2 Motorcyle/Moped/Scooter 6.5%
3 Van 2.7%
4 Bus/Coach 1.6%
5 Tractor 0.1%
6 Lorry/Truck 2.3%
7 Campervan/Motorhome 1.9%
8 Other 2.1%
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