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

Yamaha FJ, reg J574JKH, Staffordshire, 1.44am Mon March 27th 2017

"Sadly now out of service after a fight with a silver Vauxhall Corsa as of August 2016.. Gave me a..."

Vauxhall Cavalier, reg WSB82V submitted by Highlander, Dorset, 3.26pm Sun March 26th 2017

"I owned this car in 1982 for about 18 months, based in Aberdeen. It had a memorable holiday trip from..."

Land Rover , reg CNF884C submitted by Rav1dDapry, Wiltshire, 2.23pm Mon March 20th 2017

"Bought used by The national Trust in 1969 for estate work"

Volkswagen , reg YTV559 submitted by Rav1dDapry, Wiltshire, 1.53pm Mon March 20th 2017

"Some sort of Combi van bought by The National Trust from Hutchinson Bros in Nottingham, 1961 (first r..."

Aston Martin Lagonda Rapide, reg FGP808, Londonderry, 11.42am Mon March 20th 2017

"First Registered 9th December 1938. Colour later changed to blue/grey. "

Morris Oxford, reg 638SMM, 12.35pm Sat March 18th 2017

"My dad was towing a newly purchased Lagonda KW9060 home."

Vauxhall Chevette, reg RAX277R, 3.57pm Fri March 17th 2017

"This was a blue Vauxhall Chevette. I recall my father buying it and challenging us to find the petrol..."

Honda GL, reg VRA913Y, Lancashire, 9.22pm Tue March 14th 2017

"There were only 4 of the 500's brought into the UK apparently as Honda soon realised the engine ..."

Ford Capri, reg NSN979Y, 1.56pm Tue March 14th 2017

"I used to own this vehicle in the early 1990's, Ford Capri 2.8 Injection, very rare imperial red..."

Renault Clio, reg K666BJG, Devon, 8.32pm Mon March 13th 2017

" Registration owned by Lord Westbury Nernewtes"

Ford Popular, reg RD132 submitted by Al Kelly, Kent, 10.28am Mon March 13th 2017

"My dads old Popular, used to hare around Canterbury (slow hare!) in the 50s. Great car, seemed so big..."

Audi 80, reg URD255Y, Devon, 6.37pm Sat March 4th 2017

"Black. Browny-gold velour interior. 1.9ltr 5-cylinder normally aspirated automatic fwd. 185/60 r14. ..."

Triumph Herald, reg PYT67F, Devon, 6.22pm Sat March 4th 2017

"This reg was my first ever car, purchased by me in Thornton Heath South London when I was 17 in 1983...."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle XWC647F Ford Cortina Uploaded 7.49am Thu Mar 23rd 2017

Comment Of The Week

Vauxhall Cavalier, Highlander, Dorset Posted at 3.26pm Sun March 26th 2017

"I owned this car in 1982 for about 18 months, based in Aberdeen. It had a memorable holiday trip from Aberdeen across the continent to Interlaken in Switzerland and back..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Triumph Herald, KWV301F
  • Aston Martin Lagonda, AVK492
  • Mercedes Benz 300SL, DSK293
  • Rover P5, OCB959J
  • Audi 80, URD255Y
  • Kawasaki Z1/KZ900, JTV648N
  • Morris Eight, CPW36
  • Ford Sierra, A314VVP
  • Jaguar MK, 828FGU
  • Ford Anglia, ERY45C
  • Rover P6 (2000/2200/3500), BPH970H

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 1405 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 639 uploads and Vauxhall with 420 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1405
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 639
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 420
4 BMW logo BMW 359
5 Austin logo Austin 337
6 Triumph logo Triumph 323
7 MG logo MG 266
8 Land Rover logo Land Rover 265
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 261
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 249

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 366 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 194 uploads and Volkswagen Beetles with 154 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 366
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 194
3 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 154
4 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 151
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 105
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 83.8%
2 Motorcyle/Moped/Scooter 6.4%
3 Van 2.4%
4 Bus/Coach 1.3%
5 Tractor 0.2%
6 Lorry/Truck 2.1%
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.