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

Ford Fiesta, reg F814LNO submitted by DARREN BROWN, Essex, 1.30pm Mon April 20th 2015

"I WAS THE FIRST OWNER ,I BOUGHT IT NEW FROM S E M FORD DEALER BASILDON WITH THE RS PACK, AND BLACK C,..."

Vauxhall Chevette, reg WUE577X submitted by sue the chevette lo, Surrey, 8.13pm Sun April 19th 2015

"Was my first car that I drove on the road, my other car was a Hillman imp."

Hillman Avenger, reg KVB916K, 1.37pm Sun April 19th 2015

"This was my Dad's saloon style car when I was a child. Blue with a white "go-faster" s..."

Ford F-Series, reg 559KDY submitted by eye, 4.32am Sun April 19th 2015

"Found this truck following me on many occasions- would like to know why"

BMW 318, reg D434KMD, 2.26am Sun April 19th 2015

"This car was Zinabar Red with a black Baur hard top convertible. It was a 318i and I have very fond ..."

Ford Escort, reg CGA228K, Yorkshire, 11.32pm Fri April 17th 2015

"I owned this car from 1980 - 1984 (apx) It was a rally prepared Escort Mexico. It competed on the 197..."

Piaggio , reg AHV38B submitted by Brian McCarthy, Essex, 10.33pm Fri April 17th 2015

"This was my first scooter bought from Roy's of Hornchurch in about 1968. Kept it until written o..."

Mitsubishi Pajero, reg L196LPY submitted by wide80y, West Lothian, 12.59am Fri April 17th 2015

"*****Car is reported as being stollen***** Gun metal grey with tints and was kitted out with jaos eq..."

BMW 318, reg L44YNO submitted by donald, 10.30pm Thu April 16th 2015

"Had on my bmw stupidly traded car with reg.think it has been scrapped with reg but if not would love ..."

Suzuki GT, reg GAB666N, West Midlands, 10.06pm Thu April 16th 2015

"I had this reg number on my prized possession motorbike. I was in my late teens living in Wolverhampt..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle F300RAN Saab 9000 Uploaded 8.50pm Mon Apr 13th 2015

I sold this car to a man in Yorkshire just after it appeared on Top Gear. https://www.youtube.com/...

Comment Of The Week

BMW 318 Posted at 2.26am Sun April 19th 2015

"This car was Zinabar Red with a black Baur hard top convertible. It was a 318i and I have very fond memories of this lovely car. I had to let it go because every..."

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 1076 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 524 uploads and Vauxhall with 355 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1076
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 524
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 355
4 BMW logo BMW 286
5 Austin logo Austin 285
6 Triumph logo Triumph 257
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 214
8 MG logo MG 205
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 185
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 179

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 270 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 160 uploads and Ford Cortinas with 136 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 270
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 160
3 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 136
4 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 131
5 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 127
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 100
7 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 93
8 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 87
9 MG MGB logo MG MGB 81
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 6.6%
3 Van 2.5%
4 Bus/Coach 1.4%
5 Tractor 0.1%
6 Lorry/Truck 2.1%
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.