Want to find out if your vehicle is still on the road? Have a look at a RegArchive Report to have probably the best chance of finding out if it's still around anywhere!

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 Cortina, reg EVX43H submitted by Peem, Angus, 10.20pm Wed February 15th 2017

"Hi Steve, great to hear from a former owner. I enjoy taking the Lotus out. Do you have any pictures f..."

Ford , reg YCG697 submitted by Bob Cook, Hampshire, 4.31pm Tue February 14th 2017

"Im looking for my Dads old Ford Thames caravanette in Yellow"

Ford Cortina, reg VKC312H submitted by Tristar, Shropshire, 8.31pm Sun February 12th 2017

"Rebuilt after being stolen in Liverpool 1971. In my ownership in 1974 when it was stolen again in Liv..."

Honda , reg GVF15L submitted by scorpiodave, Norfolk, 7.43pm Sat February 11th 2017

"i used to own this motorcycle. it was a 1972 honda cb500/4 k 1. black in colour"

Ford Capri, reg ROT319G, 9.12pm Thu February 9th 2017

"I owned this car in the seventies. Bought it with a blown engine which I rebuilt. Loved it wish I sti..."

Singer Chamois, reg FBP5C submitted by allangate, Sussex, 7.09pm Thu February 9th 2017

"I bought this car for £250 in 1978.....It was my first car"

Land Rover 88, reg JYC152K submitted by AGW, Yorkshire, 3.28pm Thu February 9th 2017

"I purchased this Land Rover series 3 two years ago and am very much enjoying owning and maintaining a..."

BMW 3.0, reg NEA777L submitted by autobahn, Berkshire, 10.43pm Tue February 7th 2017

"I owned this car for 22 yrs during which time I almost completed a dround up restoration. It was sold..."

Triumph Spitfire, reg BDK228B submitted by Dennis Lawson, Lancashire, 2.35pm Mon February 6th 2017

"Purchased by me from Clark's Motors Manchester Rd. Rochdale,for 739 pounds in 1964. Red with det..."

Triumph 2000, reg BHK260G submitted by Simon, Northumberland, 12.31pm Sun February 5th 2017

"This car, a mark 1 in gunmetal blue, was owned by my family for many years until being front-ended an..."

Rover , reg G430APM, 4.20pm Sat February 4th 2017

"although the rear can look great! beware the front looks OK!"

Lambretta SX Range, reg KNB29F, Cheshire, 2.08am Thu February 2nd 2017

"I bought this SX 200 Lambretta brand new in 1968 for my birthday. It was white with blue lift off si..."

Volvo , reg W553BRN, 6.25pm Wed February 1st 2017

"Aerial Ladder Platform for Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service, like its identical twin W552 BRN."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle 610NOJ Aston Martin DB4 Uploaded 4.12pm Thu Feb 16th 2017

This was my dad's car in the 1960's.

Comment Of The Week

Ford Cortina, Peem, Angus Posted at 10.20pm Wed February 15th 2017

"Hi Steve, great to hear from a former owner. I enjoy taking the Lotus out. Do you have any pictures from back in the day?"

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Ford Sierra, A314VVP
  • Jaguar MK, 828FGU
  • Ford Anglia, ERY45C
  • Rover P6 (2000/2200/3500), BPH970H
  • Austin Mini, P460FJB
  • Singer Chamois, CEW432C
  • Rolls-Royce Ghost, SBY1S
  • Austin Allegro, LEW302P
  • Hillman Avenger, LLN461K
  • Seddon Atkinson , A222MRU
  • Triumph Stag, GHL797N

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!

Latest News And Articles

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 1403 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 637 uploads and Vauxhall with 420 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1403
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 637
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 420
4 BMW logo BMW 359
5 Austin logo Austin 337
6 Triumph logo Triumph 321
7 MG logo MG 265
8 Land Rover logo Land Rover 264
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 258
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 249

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 365 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 193 uploads and Volkswagen Beetles with 153 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 365
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 193
3 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 153
4 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 150
5 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 149
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 140
7 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 127
8 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 106
9 MG MGB logo MG MGB 104
10 Ford Sierra logo Ford Sierra 77

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 0.2%
6 Lorry/Truck 2.2%
7 Campervan/Motorhome 1.9%
8 Other 2%

Just tell us about your favourite car. Was it your first car? Did you drive it to festivals or around Britain? Did it have a name? If you can remember the registration plate, tell us that as well. Tell us your memories and we'll publish the best ones on RegArchive.

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.