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

Austin Metro, reg F881FFM submitted by Darren, Flintshire, 7.35pm Sat September 16th 2017

"This was one of a batch of Metros sold by Lookers of Chester. It was a red 3-door with a 4 speed gear..."

Vauxhall Astra, reg H780FFL, Sussex, 10.55pm Mon September 11th 2017

"This was my car purchased new in Peterborough. Would love to know how it got to Scotland....pleased..."

Standard , reg BAV342M, 8.22pm Wed September 6th 2017

"Massey Ferguson tractor featured in Series 2, Episode 6 of "To The Manor Born" first aired ..."

Austin Mini, reg KTB46C submitted by chiko, Lancashire, 7.53pm Thu August 31st 2017

"my first ever car,floor start,red and blue roof,well known car in north west ,merseyside. i was 17 w..."

Porsche 911, reg 43KOK submitted by Kel James, Leicestershire, 11.33am Mon August 28th 2017

"Saw this bad boy roaming around Leicester. Beatiful lines, sleek as you like, electric blue. I want o..."

BSA M33, reg HFB174 submitted by Jim Allan, Peeblesshire, 8.05pm Mon August 21st 2017

"Now I wonder if anyone has any old photos of my dad's old bike, a BSA M33. It was black and sil..."

Ford Escort, reg G710SAA submitted by Ronnie, Hampshire, 8.41am Wed August 9th 2017

"Found some pics on the net, chasing some more of my dream car. Ran so smoothly, miss my devil dream."

Lexus , reg S174BHB submitted by TaffPlaysYT, 11.43am Thu August 3rd 2017

"Beautiful rc f that i saw yesterday, it was a stunning white"

Ford Fiesta, reg X695GAX, 6.08am Sat July 22nd 2017

"I was the first owner of this vehicle. Is still my favorite car to this date. Really wanted to find o..."

Austin Princess IV, reg TLH858, 11.30pm Fri July 21st 2017

"I've been corrected. The car is an Austin Princess hearse not a Rolls Royce. It has only one aux..."

Rolls-Royce , reg TLH858, 10.16pm Fri July 21st 2017

"The Hearse used in "The Prisoner" TV series."

Honda , reg P975FOG submitted by Chappers, Cumberland, 9.11pm Thu July 20th 2017

"The bike has been in cumbria for the last few years ( at the time of writing mid 2017 ) it's sti..."

Mini , reg DFO456, Glamorgan, 5.58pm Wed July 19th 2017

"This was my mum's first ever car. The first trip was about 200 yards to the local post office. ..."

Triumph Bonneville, reg CHG817S submitted by Terry, Lancashire, 3.19pm Sat July 15th 2017

"My first motorbike after passing my motorbike test at Warbreck Hill Road test centre."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle WRT176A Triumph Herald Uploaded 11.50pm Sun Sep 17th 2017

Comment Of The Week

Austin Metro, Darren, Flintshire Posted at 7.35pm Sat September 16th 2017

"This was one of a batch of Metros sold by Lookers of Chester. It was a red 3-door with a 4 speed gearbox. They were on offer for £5500, a considerable saving. They were..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • TVR Chimaera, S888AMB
  • Hillman Avenger, EKL368K
  • Armstrong Sapphire, HCF511
  • BMW 2002, WHM75G
  • MG TA Midget, GPK562
  • Morris Minor, UWA493F
  • Ford Fiesta, 242XUF
  • Mini Countryman, LGL311
  • Triumph Vitesse, GTU741G
  • Volkswagen Beetle, YJY988
  • Volkswagen Golf, A686HPB

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 1419 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 648 uploads and Vauxhall with 420 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1419
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 648
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 420
4 BMW logo BMW 364
5 Austin logo Austin 344
6 Triumph logo Triumph 330
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 278
8 MG logo MG 270
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 263
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 253

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 369 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 199 uploads and Volkswagen Beetles with 155 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 369
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 199
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 2.4%
4 Bus/Coach 1.3%
5 Tractor 0.2%
6 Lorry/Truck 2.1%
7 Campervan/Motorhome 1.8%
8 Other 1.9%

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.