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

Ford Thames, reg BAL454B, Nottinghamshire, 7.12pm Mon June 29th 2015

"Luton bodied 18ft or 20ft deck. Walk in well with 5ft tailboard. Twin closing curtains. Sea green in ..."

Chevrolet Camaro, reg D65YEV submitted by gayjay, Cambridgeshire, 5.30pm Sat June 27th 2015

"If anyone can tell me if my dads old Camaro is still around.. Me and my dad had alot of fun in this c..."

Ford Capri, reg PTC677S submitted by stargazer57N, Morayshire, 11.30pm Fri June 26th 2015

"The best car I ever owned. It would be nice to know if it's still on the road."

Audi , reg K35XBL submitted by EP, Oxfordshire, 10.50pm Fri June 26th 2015

"I really loved this car, I bought it as a used car with 90+ thousand miles on the clock. a really lov..."

Vauxhall Nova, reg C814MRR submitted by spookerspook, Nottinghamshire, 10.41pm Fri June 26th 2015

"c/w high lift cam, twin forty Webers, Irmscher airbox, Ashley exhaust & GM sport decals. The car ..."

Audi 100, reg XEW199T, Cambridgeshire, 9.28pm Fri June 26th 2015

"This car was one of the most beautiful and practical cars ever built by audi . I imported the car in..."

Ford Escort, reg C908FWC submitted by Michael Golding, Lancashire, 9.45pm Thu June 25th 2015

"I owned this Escort XR3i in 1998-1999. It was in mint condition. As it was white, I treated it to a f..."

Leyland Constructor, reg H185GBG submitted by papadan, Fife, 4.16pm Thu June 25th 2015

"6 wheeled tipper, operated by James bald of North Queensferry fife when I was driving it"

Suzuki , reg EIB532, Armagh, 12.21am Thu June 25th 2015

"This was my blue Suzuki GT250 X7, registered in May 1979."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle JLE226V Chevrolet Uploaded 11.17am Sun Jun 28th 2015

Fully Re-work Pickup. Complete ground up restoration/modification. Was in Excellent condition when I...

Comment Of The Week

Mini Clubman, ACPo1, Surrey Posted at 11.39am Tue June 23rd 2015

"This was my first car - Loved every minuet of driving with her. She has some faults as mini's did back in the day, battery connections never stayed on sometime..."

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
  • Ford Escort, 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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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.

Most Popular Car Manufacturers

The most popular car manufacturer to be uploaded by RegArchive users is Ford with 1174 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 539 uploads and Vauxhall with 374 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1174
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 539
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 374
4 BMW logo BMW 304
5 Austin logo Austin 295
6 Triumph logo Triumph 275
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 221
8 MG logo MG 215
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 209
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 202

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 296 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 161 uploads and Ford Cortinas with 140 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 296
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 161
3 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 140
4 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 135
5 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 131
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 109
7 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 102
8 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 101
9 MG MGB logo MG MGB 85
10 Ford Granada logo Ford Granada 65

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 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 83.5%
2 Motorcyle/Moped/Scooter 6.4%
3 Van 2.4%
4 Bus/Coach 1.4%
5 Tractor 0.1%
6 Lorry/Truck 2.3%
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.