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

Bedford O series, reg KRL103, Cornwall, 11.30am Mon May 2nd 2016

"This lorry was used for granite/stone deliveries from Tor down quarry st Breward, Bodmin, Cornwall. "

Ford Cortina, reg RKP567W submitted by Nathan Green, Kent, 8.44pm Sun May 1st 2016

"This was my dads ford cortina in red, I remember polishing it as a kid."

Ford Consul, reg YRH133 submitted by Digger, Yorkshire, 2.50pm Sun May 1st 2016

"Owned by Neill & Brown Ltd from new, driven by my father, Jack Brown, Director, when I was a nipp..."

Hillman Avenger, reg KSB28P submitted by Paul, 9.12am Sun May 1st 2016

"This reg (KSB 28P) was on my Dad's Hillman Avenger around 1980/1983 ish. We lived in Newcastle s..."

Volkswagen Jetta, reg WLN479X submitted by redjules51, Hertfordshire, 3.50pm Sat April 30th 2016

"Purchased this vehicle new from VW in Pinner, Middx. Eventually part exchanged it via Henlys Edgware ..."

Vauxhall Frontera, reg P97BBB, 10.54am Sat April 30th 2016

"This was my grandad vehicle he bought it brand new but unfortunately he passes away on good Friday an..."

Mini , reg WEV812L, 10.34am Fri April 29th 2016

"Rebuilt late 90s with Brooklands Green Fortech wide body, engine bored to 1398 with Dellorto 45 and m..."

Ford Anglia, reg YBT863 submitted by MJW, Yorkshire, 5.40pm Thu April 28th 2016

"Dad bought this in Hull 13.10.64 (my birthday) Eggshell blue ( Harry Potter)"

Mini Cooper, reg H762TGO submitted by Andy Wood, West Lothian, 1.00pm Thu April 28th 2016

"I bought the car from an Arnold Clark dealership in Bishopbriggs, Glasgow. I nicknamed him "Dav..."

Mini , reg HRM741D submitted by SusieT, Northumberland, 12.50pm Thu April 28th 2016

"850. White. Sliding Windows. Red leather interior. Dashboard ignition. "

Ford Orion, reg B932XNE submitted by LS17, Yorkshire, 12.59am Thu April 28th 2016

"Bought by me in 1993, then sold. Soon after had a visit from the police. Car had been reported stolen..."

Toyota Celica, reg UJL22K, Leicestershire, 8.23pm Tue April 26th 2016

"car purchased from LIN PAC garage in boston lincs as a brand new car in 1971 by myself.It was Canary ..."

Honda , reg TYN250S, 12.44am Sun April 24th 2016

"Bought as a box of bits 1983 and restored in my bedroom. owned for 4 years . toured two up down throu..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle ERC395C Austin 1100 Uploaded 2.05pm Wed May 4th 2016

I know what the reg plate says, but I can't remember if we did call it Eric!! Another of our...

Comment Of The Week

Mini Cooper, Andy Wood, West Lothian Posted at 1.00pm Thu April 28th 2016

"I bought the car from an Arnold Clark dealership in Bishopbriggs, Glasgow. I nicknamed him "Davie", after my favourite footballer...Davie Cooper. British..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Vauxhall Viva, NFA261G
  • Nissan GT-R, W1MFW
  • Saab 99, PKX77W
  • Leyland Leopard, PRC211F
  • Harley Davidson Fat Boy, W461BOT
  • Lotus Esprit, T742SNO
  • ERA , D662GFK
  • Rolls-Royce , FYT207V
  • Ford Granada, VLW200S
  • MG Maestro, G615FOJ
  • Standard , 952BKO

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.

Latest User Vehicle Uploads

Most Popular Car Manufacturers

The most popular car manufacturer to be uploaded by RegArchive users is Ford with 1332 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 609 uploads and Vauxhall with 409 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1332
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 609
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 409
4 BMW logo BMW 340
5 Austin logo Austin 320
6 Triumph logo Triumph 306
7 MG logo MG 252
8 Land Rover logo Land Rover 249
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 247
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 232

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 340 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 187 uploads and Ford Cortinas with 150 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 340
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 187
3 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 150
4 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 150
5 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 139
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 132
7 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 121
8 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 103
9 MG MGB logo MG MGB 98
10 Ford Sierra logo Ford Sierra 74

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 %
1 Car 83.3%
2 Motorcyle/Moped/Scooter 6.5%
3 Van 2.5%
4 Bus/Coach 1.3%
5 Tractor 0.2%
6 Lorry/Truck 2.2%
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.