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

Subaru Sumo, reg J69HDL submitted by Clare J, Hampshire, 10.27am Mon July 28th 2014

"This was my mum's van called the 'Blue Bomber' and all the family used to drive it. Wh..."

Austin 1300, reg CVC462K submitted by Andyjc0711, Somerset, 5.46pm Sun July 27th 2014

"Owned by my grandad, Eric Carter, I believe from new (purchased from Sam Robbins in Coventry) and the..."

Daihatsu Charade, reg M136VYC submitted by Andyjc0711, Somerset, 5.05pm Sun July 27th 2014

"July 2014 - this little gem is a blue Daihatsu Charade LXi in dark blue, still only has 50,000 miles ..."

Bedford HA, reg KUK767P submitted by Andyjc0711, Somerset, 4.56pm Sun July 27th 2014

"My parents owned this van in the late-1970s, purchased from RLC Motors in Holbrooks, Coventry and own..."

Vauxhall Victor, reg VNX861H submitted by Andyjc0711, Somerset, 4.46pm Sun July 27th 2014

"this was owned by my parents when they lived in Coventry in the late-1970s, was a grey saloon and I t..."

BMW 318, reg X708ADG submitted by Andy, Cheshire, 12.14am Sun July 27th 2014

"This was quite simply the best car I ever owned.......had it from new, albeit purchased by my company..."

Ford Sierra, reg C929WLX submitted by OttoO, 10.51pm Thu July 24th 2014

"It's the car Lewis drove in the Inspector Morse series"

Porsche 911, reg B911TCX submitted by R grayburn, Buckinghamshire, 8.09pm Wed July 23rd 2014

"Hi this number plate was first registered on my car which Iam currently doing a full restoration on t..."

BMW R80, reg WYK21S submitted by Stirlingmoz, Surrey, 5.37pm Wed July 23rd 2014

"This was a police bike I rode round Central London almost everyday from 1987 to 1992. We had many ad..."

Austin Maxi, reg VJJ107T submitted by Smithster, Kent, 9.43am Tue July 22nd 2014

"This was my first car. A dark brown Austin Maxi with a lovely beige interior. "

Triumph Spitfire, reg GOC50L submitted by Midget Man, Nottinghamshire, 8.42pm Mon July 21st 2014

"This was my first car. Red Triumph Spitfire. I blew it up and had to rebuild the engine. I loved it"

Ford Fiesta, reg ACE106T submitted by DannyL, Cambridgeshire, 10.39pm Sun July 20th 2014

"I bought this as my first car in either 96 or 97 it was bright yellow with black xr2 arch flares &..."

Ford Cortina, reg MTF609K submitted by CameraMan095, Northumberland, 10.09pm Sun July 20th 2014

"I bought this car as my very first car for £150 from my brother in law. It was black with gold pipin..."

Suzuki T, reg LPB892K submitted by KRM, Surrey, 9.33pm Sun July 20th 2014

"I'm the original owner of this bike, bought by me from Comerfords in Thames Ditton in 1972. It ..."

Ford Escort, reg AUH600L, Oxfordshire, 9.12pm Sun July 20th 2014

"My dad owned this car when I was a child remember driving round Oxford in it"

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle 8EYR Studebaker Avanti Uploaded 6.37am Mon Jul 28th 2014

Originally owned by Ian Fleming. Does anyone know where this car is located today? Does it still...

Comment Of The Week

Bedford HA, Andyjc0711, Somerset Posted at 4.56pm Sun July 27th 2014

"My parents owned this van in the late-1970s, purchased from RLC Motors in Holbrooks, Coventry and owned into the early 1980s in Coventry and then moved to Exmouth in..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Triumph Bonneville, KGR883
  • Morgan 4/4 Two-Seater and Four-Seater, EFJ2Y
  • Jaguar XK, LFJ654
  • Aston Martin DB6, VKM449H
  • Morris Minor, BOV578C
  • MG MGA, XSU521
  • Volkswagen Beetle, GLP815J
  • Saab 96, WGU561M
  • Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, 907HRH
  • Alfa Romeo Montreal, KHP245N
  • Austin 16 hp, FTJ533

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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Most Popular Car Manufacturers

The most popular car manufacturer to be uploaded by RegArchive users is Ford with 895 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 393 uploads and Vauxhall with 269 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Uploads
1 Ford logo Ford 895
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 393
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 269
4 Austin logo Austin 221
5 BMW logo BMW 215
6 Triumph logo Triumph 189
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 161
8 MG logo MG 154
9 Honda logo Honda 142
10 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 131

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 215 photo uploads, followed by Ford Cortinas with 117 uploads and Volkswagen Golfs with 105 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Uploads
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 215
2 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 117
3 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 105
4 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 104
5 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 85
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 80
7 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 77
8 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 77
9 Ford Granada logo Ford Granada 62
10 MG MGB logo MG MGB 55

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 3% of the photos. Search out your number plate and upload yours.

Type of vehicle Percentage
1 Car 82.7%
2 Motorcyle/Moped/Scooter 6.6%
3 Van 2.8%
4 Bus/Coach 1.6%
5 Tractor 0.2%
6 Lorry/Truck 2.2%
7 Campervan/Motorhome 1.9%
8 Other 2.1%
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