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

Vauxhall Nova, reg A47ACS submitted by AHardman, Ayrshire, 8.10pm Mon January 26th 2015

"This was my first car! It was a great wee car, till one dark night it ended up going to car heaven......"

Ducati , reg N411GKH submitted by Jorders, Yorkshire, 11.08am Mon January 26th 2015

"Hi This was my much loved Ducati 748. I would love to buy this bike from its current owner. If that&..."

Honda Quintet, reg XUT274Y submitted by Mark, Cambridgeshire, 1.32pm Sun January 25th 2015

"This was my fathers car from new. He worked at Bob Gerard's, the Honda dealership in Leicester (..."

BSA C11, reg GBR68 submitted by Fast Eddie, 11.02am Sun January 25th 2015

"My first motorbike which I learned to ride unaided on my 16th birthday"

Ford Fiesta, reg YWG790T submitted by Blackies11, Northumberland, 10.54pm Sat January 24th 2015

"My first car bought at auction in Sheffield. Metallic silver with lovely sky blue interior. Love at f..."

BMW 320, reg G712FWP submitted by Willem Goeijenbier, 6.24pm Sat January 24th 2015

"I am interested to see if there are any previous owners of this fine car out there. Currently the ca..."

BMW 2002, reg PFF284L submitted by Willem Goeijenbier, 5.57pm Sat January 24th 2015

"It seems i am the current owner of this BMW.At this point in time the car is in Ireland about to be r..."

Suzuki RG, reg D486TRB, Derbyshire, 3.02pm Sat January 24th 2015

"Just got this for a restoration project, it's a runner but needs a little tlc"

Volkswagen Golf, reg D677SNK submitted by Lizzie, Oxfordshire, 12.32pm Sat January 24th 2015

"I am looking for my sisters old mk2 golf for her wedding day to taker her to the church. She would lo..."

Austin 7, reg BYT348, 12.23am Sat January 24th 2015

"i have had this car in ireland for the past 38 years.i had to get an irish reg. number to drive it on..."

Lanchester , reg CTA324, Devon, 8.19pm Fri January 23rd 2015

"My father owned a black pre-select gearbox Lanchester registration number CTA 324 in the late 1950�..."

Land Rover 88, reg KLR275D, 6.43pm Fri January 23rd 2015

"Now Registered in Jersey, Channel Islands"

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle HHK829B Jaguar 3.4 Uploaded 6.25pm Wed Jan 21st 2015

High I am looking for any previous owners of this car trying to trace where it has been. And any old...

Comment Of The Week

Volkswagen Golf, Lizzie, Oxfordshire Posted at 12.32pm Sat January 24th 2015

"I am looking for my sisters old mk2 golf for her wedding day to taker her to the church. She would love this and it would make her day even more special. It was the car..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Austin Mini, KGH423A
  • MG MGB, BMC699H
  • Jaguar 3.4, HHK829B
  • Ford Escort, HDG141L
  • Land Rover IIA, RGX67
  • Volkswagen , H189GGS
  • Ford Cortina, DOC900C
  • BSA A10, OFF72
  • Ford Escort, PEL881M
  • Triumph TR8, RUT158R
  • BSA D3 Bantam Major, SXE624

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 1004 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 484 uploads and Vauxhall with 326 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Uploads
1 Ford logo Ford 1004
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 484
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 326
4 BMW logo BMW 263
5 Austin logo Austin 253
6 Triumph logo Triumph 228
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 193
8 MG logo MG 187
9 Honda logo Honda 171
10 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 170

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 254 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 143 uploads and Ford Cortinas with 130 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Uploads
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 254
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 143
3 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 130
4 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 122
5 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 107
6 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 91
7 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 91
8 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 80
9 MG MGB logo MG MGB 75
10 Ford Granada logo Ford Granada 63

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 2% of the photos. Search out your number plate and upload yours.

Type of vehicle Percentage
1 Car 83.2%
2 Motorcyle/Moped/Scooter 6.7%
3 Van 2.5%
4 Bus/Coach 1.4%
5 Tractor 0.1%
6 Lorry/Truck 2%
7 Campervan/Motorhome 2%
8 Other 2%
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