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

Austin Mini, reg JBH280V submitted by Calum, 9.44pm Mon July 27th 2015

"Abandoned at Stirling University circa 1996. Now lurking in the dark on SORN awaiting re-birth."

Mini Cooper, reg L154ELF submitted by Lisa, Devon, 8.05pm Mon July 27th 2015

"I recall driving my own car, a triumph herald convertible when I spotted a bright yellow mini chop of..."

Datsun Bluebird, reg FDE79W, 7.53pm Mon July 27th 2015

"Does anyone know if this vehicle is still in existence.My late parents purchased it new, and was a ra..."

MG MGB, reg PWT524E submitted by KJ, Buckinghamshire, 7.08pm Mon July 27th 2015

"I bought it 1968 and at that time I was working as a Motor Vehicle Technician for Morris Garages at H..."

Ford Capri, reg A278WET submitted by Robert Morley, Yorkshire, 12.06am Mon July 27th 2015

"Bought this car from TC Harrison's Ford dealers on London Road, Sheffield. Car was a brand new 2..."

Austin Mini, reg TEN65K submitted by RW, Yorkshire, 9.40pm Sun July 26th 2015

"BMC flame red Austin 850 mini van, first registered 1972. Bought in Leeds in 1975. Sold in 1981. "

Morris Mini Minor, reg JYG328D submitted by Tasker Dunham, Yorkshire, 9.36pm Sun July 26th 2015

"Blue 850 Morris Mini, first registered 1966. I owned it approximately 1972-1975, bought and later sol..."

Austin Mini, reg 497PTV submitted by Tasker Dunham, Yorkshire, 9.30pm Sun July 26th 2015

"Austin mini van, 850cc I think, dark blue with a white roof, probably first registered around 1962. I..."

Volkswagen Golf, reg X659MKP submitted by Adil, 7.08pm Sun July 26th 2015

"Hello I have car reg: X659MKP Volkswagen diesel 1.9 dti manual. I have bought it just few days ago ..."

Triumph , reg NTR954F submitted by Mike B, 5.17pm Sun July 26th 2015

"I owned this from late 1973 until mid 1975; removed the tank luggage carrier and repainted in metalli..."

Morris Minor, reg DHY268, 2.39pm Sun July 26th 2015

"Used by Easton-in-Gordano post office / village store for grocery deliveries in the mid 70s. Bought b..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle XWN222T Honda CBX Uploaded 2.32pm Thu Jul 23rd 2015

Bought from a Mr Philips in Wales about 1980 and sold in 1985. Modifications included a 6 into 1...

Comment Of The Week

MG MGB, KJ, Buckinghamshire Posted at 7.08pm Mon July 27th 2015

"I bought it 1968 and at that time I was working as a Motor Vehicle Technician for Morris Garages at High Wycombe who were BMC & MG main dealers so there was not much..."

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 1196 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 551 uploads and Vauxhall with 378 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1196
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 551
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 378
4 BMW logo BMW 313
5 Austin logo Austin 297
6 Triumph logo Triumph 281
7 MG logo MG 226
8 Land Rover logo Land Rover 223
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 211
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 206

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 302 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 163 uploads and Ford Cortinas with 142 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 302
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 163
3 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 142
4 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 140
5 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 132
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 110
7 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 103
8 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 102
9 MG MGB logo MG MGB 92
10 Ford Granada logo Ford Granada 66

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 83.5%
2 Motorcyle/Moped/Scooter 6.4%
3 Van 2.4%
4 Bus/Coach 1.4%
5 Tractor 0.1%
6 Lorry/Truck 2.3%
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.