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

Triumph T140, reg XBL293T, Lancashire, 8.30pm Tue August 19th 2014

"I have owned this bike since 1997 and I don't plan to sell it :-)"

Bedford , reg GWO786N submitted by jon, Yorkshire, 1.56pm Tue August 19th 2014

"This was the first coach I ever drove back in 1987. Fond memories of this very slow and ornate vehicl..."

BMW K100, reg C220RFL submitted by Mark Pettitt, Cambridgeshire, 1.53pm Tue August 19th 2014

"I bought this 'bike, a blue K100RT brand new in 1985 for £5k and then rode 17k miles on it in y..."

BMW R100, reg RRX99Y submitted by Mark Pettitt, Cambridgeshire, 1.42pm Tue August 19th 2014

"I owned this 'bike in 1985/6 and would love to know if it survives to this day?"

Austin Metro, reg G243FAB, 12.00pm Tue August 19th 2014

"This was my company car during my year out from University, working for Rank Xerox. I did 50,000 mil..."

Vauxhall Nova, reg J995HML submitted by mrgaryme, Dorset, 8.51pm Mon August 18th 2014

"120 mph on clock, so easy to pass this 110 easily on a short stretch, fastest small car ive driven ( ..."

Peugeot 205, reg D509FPR submitted by Ruth, Shropshire, 2.23pm Mon August 18th 2014

"Beige Peugeot 205. My first car! Used to spend most of its time between 1997 and 1999 going between T..."

Austin Mini, reg JEY363F submitted by GY HY, 2.43am Mon August 18th 2014

"This mini was exported from the UK to the Republic of Ireland and first registered in Ireland on the ..."

Honda , reg HPO55H submitted by ac267, Sussex, 12.24am Mon August 18th 2014

"I purchased this Moped new from Harold Lines in Horsham, it cost me £67 on the road in 1970. It was ..."

Skoda Fabia, reg Y498FDV submitted by Andyjc0711, Somerset, 10.20pm Sun August 17th 2014

"My wife's current car, a green Skoda Fabia hatchback with 143,000 miles on the clock. Still show..."

Vauxhall Chevette, reg NTT115P submitted by Andyjc0711, Somerset, 10.15pm Sun August 17th 2014

"This was owned by my parents in the early 1980's, purchased from Palmers of Exmouth (Ford dealer..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle OLF185P Ford Escort Uploaded 2.22pm Sun Aug 17th 2014

This was my first car. i brought it from Acton, West London in 1984

Comment Of The Week

Austin Mini, GY HY Posted at 2.43am Mon August 18th 2014

"This mini was exported from the UK to the Republic of Ireland and first registered in Ireland on the 30/9/1973. Its chassis no is CA2SB-1151XXX. Its engine no. is 9FSAY-..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Porsche 914, KBC76K
  • MG MGB, TMS571T
  • Vauxhall Astra, DRW525B
  • MG TA Midget, DYO23
  • Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud, 725AYW
  • Triumph Herald, FPB215J
  • Land Rover 88, WUO849K
  • Triumph Bonneville, KGR883
  • Morgan 4/4 Two-Seater and Four-Seater, EFJ2Y
  • Jaguar XK, LFJ654
  • Aston Martin DB6, VKM449H

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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Enter your full registration plate number in the Search box to find any other vehicles that you are looking for.

Most Popular Car Manufacturers

The most popular car manufacturer to be uploaded by RegArchive users is Ford with 905 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 400 uploads and Vauxhall with 274 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Uploads
1 Ford logo Ford 905
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 400
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 274
4 Austin logo Austin 229
5 BMW logo BMW 216
6 Triumph logo Triumph 195
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 162
8 MG logo MG 158
9 Honda logo Honda 145
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 138

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 220 photo uploads, followed by Ford Cortinas with 119 uploads and Volkswagen Golfs with 107 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Uploads
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 220
2 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 119
3 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 107
4 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 105
5 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 88
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 81
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 58

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 6.5%
3 Van 2.7%
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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