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

Morris Marina, reg NFC184M submitted by Johnny840, Leicestershire, 8.40am Sun November 19th 2017

"This was bought for £50 from a scrap yard. I ran it for almost a year. "

Rover P5, reg PRK421K submitted by David Boothroyd, 10.22pm Fri November 17th 2017

"Owned by the Government car pool; the Prime Minister's car. It carried Mrs Thatcher from Bucking..."

Vauxhall Viva, reg KBU576E submitted by g4unb, Lancashire, 12.32am Wed November 15th 2017

"This was my first car which i purchased at 17 years old in January 1975, it was then coming up for ei..."

Mercedes Benz 300SL, reg HRD33W submitted by Simon Elks, Kent, 5.20pm Mon November 13th 2017

"A classic I saw once at a car show, wanted to buy it, probably couldn't afford it. Stereotyped e..."

Morris Ital, reg TAC660W, 1.52pm Sun November 12th 2017

"It was seen in the movie 'The Holcroft Convenant' (1985). Car is seen here: http://imcd..."

Wolseley 300, reg WSJ808 submitted by Janet Holness, Oxfordshire, 4.41pm Mon November 6th 2017

"I think this was the reg of my great uncle's Wolseley. He had it after it was a police car for s..."

MG Midget, reg WDE814T submitted by James Beck, Pembrokeshire, 7.28pm Mon October 30th 2017

"You can't beat a Midget! I took the kid around Pembrokeshire for years in this beauty. Plenty of..."

Mitsubishi Magna, reg 136JFC submitted by Rex, 1.10am Sun October 29th 2017

"I had this car for 14 years and it broke my heart to let it go. It's name is Errol. But my needs..."

MG 1300, reg GDL711D submitted by SteveH, Bedfordshire, 7.16pm Wed October 18th 2017

"Written off back in 1990, car was back on the road in 2009 but has sadly likely left us. It was a pre..."

Mercedes Benz , reg TFR528D submitted by Joan Allan, Norfolk, 10.47am Mon October 16th 2017

"I'm looking for any info on this Mercedes, my dad's old car. We grew up around Leicester an..."

Bedford A series, reg KAK392 submitted by Modelman, Yorkshire, 10.26pm Wed October 11th 2017

"This Vehicle Was First Owned By L And F Wild Bradford And I Rode For Many Miles In It As A Young Boy...."

Nissan Primera, reg Y861YEW submitted by Siv, 5.56am Wed October 11th 2017

"This vehicle has been exported to the Caribbean. The colour is still Green. It has under gone some ch..."

Ford Fiesta, reg J926GAS submitted by Kevin, Caithness, 2.13pm Sat October 7th 2017

"I would love to buy this car back, i owned between 94-95, I know it was crashed, I seen it, but if n..."

Bentley R-type, reg 576HYV, 3.03am Tue October 3rd 2017

"R Type Bentley has been in Australia since at least 1980. Up till yesterday it lived at Byron Bay, NS..."

Sunbeam , reg BCK547 submitted by Jim Roberts, Somerset, 1.41pm Mon October 2nd 2017

"My dad's old motorbike. I'd love to see any photos of it you've got any. It was cream ..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle RKC677N Ford Escort Uploaded 12.08pm Mon Nov 20th 2017

Beautiful example of this classic, seen at the Classic Ford Show at Santa Pod, Northamptonshire....

Comment Of The Week

Vauxhall Viva, g4unb, Lancashire Posted at 12.32am Wed November 15th 2017

"This was my first car which i purchased at 17 years old in January 1975, it was then coming up for eight years old, It was a bright red two door vauxhall viva hb 1200 i..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Ford Escort, RKC677N
  • Lambretta , PXY599
  • Talbot Sunbeam, HRD33W
  • Lada Niva, XRH18T
  • Vauxhall Cavalier, B385CCA
  • Austin A40, UJN857
  • Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud, EGF235B
  • Fiat 126, J11FRY
  • Volkswagen T2, VXS467
  • TVR Chimaera, S888AMB
  • Hillman Avenger, EKL368K

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 1421 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 650 uploads and Vauxhall with 421 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1421
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 650
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 421
4 BMW logo BMW 365
5 Austin logo Austin 346
6 Triumph logo Triumph 330
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 278
8 MG logo MG 270
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 264
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 253

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 371 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 200 uploads and Volkswagen Beetles with 155 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 371
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 200
3 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 155
4 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 154
5 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 151
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 140
7 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 131
8 MG MGB logo MG MGB 106
9 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 106
10 Ford Sierra logo Ford Sierra 78

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 83.9%
2 Motorcyle/Moped/Scooter 6.3%
3 Van 2.5%
4 Bus/Coach 1.3%
5 Tractor 0.2%
6 Lorry/Truck 2.1%
7 Campervan/Motorhome 1.8%
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.