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 Maxi, reg VJJ107T submitted by Smithster, Kent, 9.43am Tue July 22nd 2014

"This was my first car. A dark brown Austin Maxi with a lovely beige interior. "

Triumph Spitfire, reg GOC50L submitted by Midget Man, Nottinghamshire, 8.42pm Mon July 21st 2014

"This was my first car. Red Triumph Spitfire. I blew it up and had to rebuild the engine. I loved it"

Ford Fiesta, reg ACE106T submitted by DannyL, Cambridgeshire, 10.39pm Sun July 20th 2014

"I bought this as my first car in either 96 or 97 it was bright yellow with black xr2 arch flares &..."

Ford Cortina, reg MTF609K submitted by CameraMan095, Northumberland, 10.09pm Sun July 20th 2014

"I bought this car as my very first car for £150 from my brother in law. It was black with gold pipin..."

Suzuki T, reg LPB892K submitted by KRM, Surrey, 9.33pm Sun July 20th 2014

"I'm the original owner of this bike, bought by me from Comerfords in Thames Ditton in 1972. It ..."

Ford Escort, reg AUH600L, Oxfordshire, 9.12pm Sun July 20th 2014

"My dad owned this car when I was a child remember driving round Oxford in it"

Vauxhall Astra, reg S645KHG, 10.43pm Sat July 19th 2014

"This registration was used on a police car in several TV episodes of 'Last of the Summer Wine�..."

Vauxhall Astra, reg S645KHG, 10.43pm Sat July 19th 2014

"This registration was used on a police car in several TV episodes of 'Last of the Summer Wine�..."

MG Midget, reg OBB168L submitted by George, Durham, 7.22pm Sat July 19th 2014

"I owned this car in 1986. The gearbox broke so I replaced it with one from a Morris Minor. I saw the ..."

MG Midget, reg OBB168L submitted by George, Durham, 7.21pm Sat July 19th 2014

"I owned this car in 1986. The gearbox broke so I replaced it with one from a Morris Minor. I saw the ..."

Vauxhall Cavalier, reg L340CAY, 7.38pm Fri July 18th 2014

"https://www.flickr.com/photos/63738776@N05/14434036103/"

Ford Escort, reg F995MNN submitted by Matt, Pembrokeshire, 6.15pm Fri July 18th 2014

"Xr3i cab 1989, car is I'm Milford pembrokeshire, car is currently sorn off the road with no mot,..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle JLN357D Foden Uploaded 6.10pm Sat Jul 19th 2014

Built by Thompson Brothers for ESSO in 1965 were used at Heathrow although then it was called London...

Comment Of The Week

Suzuki T, KRM, Surrey Posted at 9.33pm Sun July 20th 2014

"I'm the original owner of this bike, bought by me from Comerfords in Thames Ditton in 1972. It was a great machine and my wife and I used to go everywhere on it...."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Morgan 4/4 Two-Seater and Four-Seater, EFJ2Y
  • Jaguar XK, LFJ654
  • Aston Martin DB6, VKM449H
  • Morris Minor, BOV578C
  • MG MGA, XSU521
  • Volkswagen Beetle, GLP815J
  • Saab 96, WGU561M
  • Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, 907HRH
  • Alfa Romeo Montreal, KHP245N
  • Austin 16 hp, FTJ533
  • Ford Popular, 572RLG

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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Most Popular Car Manufacturers

The most popular car manufacturer to be uploaded by RegArchive users is Ford with 894 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 393 uploads and Vauxhall with 266 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Uploads
1 Ford logo Ford 894
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 393
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 266
4 Austin logo Austin 221
5 BMW logo BMW 211
6 Triumph logo Triumph 187
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 158
8 MG logo MG 153
9 Honda logo Honda 142
10 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 131

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 215 photo uploads, followed by Ford Cortinas with 116 uploads and Volkswagen Golfs with 105 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Uploads
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 215
2 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 116
3 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 105
4 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 104
5 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 85
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 80
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 55

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 6.6%
3 Van 2.8%
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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