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

Rover , reg P754WYJ, 10.44am Sun May 21st 2017

"Supplied by Rover to John Cooper Garages and then converted to a Mini Cooper S Touring. Car certifie..."

Mercedes Benz S-Class, reg J5CUE submitted by Lambie 147, Lanarkshire, 7.21pm Wed May 17th 2017

"This registration belonged to my late father. His name was Alex Lambie and he was the manager/ father..."

Toyota Celica, reg RLP673R submitted by Robzki, Devon, 11.52pm Sun May 14th 2017

"Still have this, had it for 20 years this week. Interested in any past history. Colour was changed fr..."

Seat Ibiza, reg Y2OMK submitted by Oliver Keay, Derbyshire, 2.21pm Wed May 10th 2017

"This registration was last owned by myself. And the car has been scrapped the registration is no long..."

Austin Mini, reg JWD434L, 9.00am Sun May 7th 2017

"Car has now been stripped down and rebuilt by same owner as above "

Mazda MX-5, reg G74JOJ submitted by David, Warwickshire, 11.38pm Thu May 4th 2017

"This is my white MX5 which I have owned for the last two years. She is now 26 years of age and still ..."

Fiat X1/9, reg A383TCA, 11.08pm Wed April 26th 2017

"You should see the above car now her name is brighteyes, just undergone a total bare metal nut and bo..."

Mini 1000, reg BWD473T, 11.11am Mon April 24th 2017

"Featured in one of the 'Modern Talking' music videos from early 80's."

Jaguar , reg MPK1 submitted by Far2go, 6.21pm Fri April 21st 2017

"This car registration belonged to my aunty who received a telephone call from someone selling a car f..."

Leyland Octopus, reg RWO398G, Monmouthshire, 4.36pm Sun April 16th 2017

"This Lorry was first registered to South Wales switchgear in Blackwood Monmouthshire, driven from new..."

Saab 96, reg FOU16K submitted by Jen, Gloucestershire, 12.01pm Mon April 10th 2017

"FOULEK! Where are you? You blue beauty, please upload photos if you own her still or know where she i..."

Dacia Duster, reg M9TMB, 5.29pm Tue April 4th 2017

"I seen this car outside my house is it a irish car does the car reg need to be changed what should i ..."

Vauxhall Chevette, reg OMK21R submitted by Harriet James, Kent, 12.01pm Tue April 4th 2017

"Hurtling around the Mendips in the nineties in this white wonder! My mum's old car, I remember t..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle D200XPN Lancia Delta Uploaded 5.32pm Wed May 17th 2017

One of a pair (with D199XPN) of Lancia Delta HF4WDs built into semi-rally cars by Lancia UK for...

Comment Of The Week

Mercedes Benz S-Class, Lambie 147, Lanarkshire Posted at 7.21pm Wed May 17th 2017

"This registration belonged to my late father. His name was Alex Lambie and he was the manager/ father-in-law of the 2006 world snooker champion, Graeme Dott.."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Rover , P754WYJ
  • Opel , NOH473
  • Ford Fiesta, TWV43X
  • Jaguar , XLK516
  • Fiat 124, RLH177L
  • Aston Martin V8, LNV556L
  • Austin Mini, RTC125S
  • Land Rover 88, KYM635P
  • Mini Cooper, KLE833D
  • Triumph Herald, PMU94F
  • Triumph Herald, KWV301F

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 1410 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 642 uploads and Vauxhall with 420 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1410
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 642
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 420
4 BMW logo BMW 360
5 Austin logo Austin 340
6 Triumph logo Triumph 326
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 270
8 MG logo MG 267
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 261
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 252

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 367 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 196 uploads and Volkswagen Beetles with 154 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 367
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 196
3 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 154
4 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 152
5 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 151
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 140
7 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 129
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 1.9%
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.