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

Ducati Mark 3, reg XDM652H submitted by Dave, Cheshire, 12.03pm Sat July 16th 2016

"I bought this Bike from new. I was the apprentice at Eddy Williams motorcycles, in Mold North Wales. ..."

Volkswagen T2, reg KJD327W submitted by Brian from Stoke, Staffordshire, 8.24am Sat July 16th 2016

"The chap I purchased this from told me he had driven it back to the UK from Hungry. Paper work confi..."

Rover , reg S306KBL submitted by Andrew, Lincolnshire, 8.55pm Thu July 14th 2016

"I owned this car for 6 years. It was a very smart Rover 600, 2 litre diesel. A lovely car and proba..."

Vauxhall Chevette, reg TWR713W, 9.28pm Wed July 13th 2016

"Seen around the Morley area of Leeds."

MG MGB, reg GAN489D submitted by Ian flood, Hampshire, 7.14pm Wed July 13th 2016

"Owned this car in the 70 s and it's still on the road Anybody know where it is Ian"

Morris 1300, reg BYX702H submitted by Peter Layton, 8.22am Wed July 13th 2016

"Was bought by Multibroadcast and used as a tv repair service vehicle. I was the first driver"

Volkswagen Polo, reg D364OGD, Lanarkshire, 7.56am Wed July 13th 2016

"The car was a company car , it looked like an estate. "

Hillman Minx, reg FHT339D submitted by Souwester, Somerset, 1.04am Wed July 13th 2016

"Owned November 1979 to March 1983. Purchased from a private individual in Bishops Lydeard (Somerset) ..."

Austin Mini, reg TMD712M submitted by Souwester, Somerset, 12.59am Wed July 13th 2016

"Owned 1982-1983. Part-exchanged at Warwick Wright in Chiswick"

Perodua Nippa, reg W873ABV submitted by JBurns, Lancashire, 3.45pm Mon July 11th 2016

"This car is a black Perodua Nippa 850CC GX Ltd edition sepang its been parked in a field for the past..."

Land Rover I, reg VAC433 submitted by gl02vnk, Northamptonshire, 1.22pm Mon July 11th 2016

"This vehicle is now in Australia. The plate isn't on another car, nor available for sale. Check ..."

Volkswagen Beetle, reg CBB922J submitted by And, Lancashire, 6.33pm Sat July 9th 2016

"Owned by my parents and sold in about 1976 to a garage in the old station yard off Squires Gate Lane ..."

Austin Maxi, reg OTJ296M submitted by And, Lancashire, 6.29pm Sat July 9th 2016

"Bought second hand by my parents from a dealer in Cleveleys and sold in 1980. I remember this being q..."

Hillman Avenger, reg GVK231N submitted by And, Lancashire, 6.25pm Sat July 9th 2016

"This was bought by my grandfather in about 1978 or so from H G Block in Swalwell, Gateshead, close to..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle G875UNU Nissan Pao Uploaded 6.59pm Mon Jul 18th 2016

Comment Of The Week

Volkswagen T2, Brian from Stoke, Staffordshire Posted at 8.24am Sat July 16th 2016

"The chap I purchased this from told me he had driven it back to the UK from Hungry. Paper work confirmed it being registered in the UK so I had no reason to disbelieve..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Jaguar , 300CAY
  • Ferarri 360, 425DAY
  • Standard , 145XUV
  • Standard , 145XUV
  • Triumph GT6, PHT725M
  • MG Midget, VVH13J
  • Ford Fiesta, E860UOV
  • Vauxhall Astra, Q871YAW
  • Aston Martin DB5, UWM361
  • Porsche 911, GVO339J
  • Ford Escort, SKG37R

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.

Latest User Vehicle Uploads

Most Popular Car Manufacturers

The most popular car manufacturer to be uploaded by RegArchive users is Ford with 1367 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 616 uploads and Vauxhall with 416 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1367
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 616
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 416
4 BMW logo BMW 356
5 Austin logo Austin 327
6 Triumph logo Triumph 317
7 MG logo MG 258
8 Land Rover logo Land Rover 256
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 253
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 239

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 358 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 187 uploads and Volkswagen Beetles with 152 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 358
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 187
3 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 152
4 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 150
5 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 144
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 137
7 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 123
8 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 105
9 MG MGB logo MG MGB 99
10 Ford Sierra logo Ford Sierra 74

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 83.7%
2 Motorcyle/Moped/Scooter 6.4%
3 Van 2.4%
4 Bus/Coach 1.3%
5 Tractor 0.1%
6 Lorry/Truck 2.2%
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.