Want to find out if your vehicle is still on the road? Have a look at a RegArchive Report to have probably the best chance of finding out if it's still around anywhere!

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

Volvo 140 (142, 144, 145), reg CTD240J submitted by andycoop62, Argyll, 6.02pm Sun January 15th 2017

"This was a white Volvo 144 saloon car, belonged to my Dad's boss in Liverpool"

Morris , reg 732EFU, Lincolnshire, 12.52pm Sun January 15th 2017

"I bought this Mini Cooper in April 1963 brand new from Cooks garage Horncastle Lincolnshire .It was A..."

Jaguar XJ12, reg WOX71T, 11.30am Sun January 15th 2017

"This Jag XJ12 was owned by me until 1991. The gearbox went and I was posted to another camp. I instru..."

Aston Martin , reg CFU426C submitted by Demolitiondaz22, Lincolnshire, 12.29pm Sat January 14th 2017

"The tractor was first veiwed at the Royal Smithfield show in 1964. Where six of them were ordered by ..."

Vauxhall Vectra, reg N88WJJ submitted by jenks88, 10.06am Thu January 12th 2017

"I sold my Vectra with n88wjj still on the vehicle. the new owner changed the plate but I was unable t..."

Opel Manta, reg D202PFM, Glamorgan, 3.51pm Tue January 10th 2017

"last spotted in tenby south west wales in the early 90's"

Triumph Spitfire, reg DFV496S, Devon, 10.32pm Thu January 5th 2017

"I bought this car new from a Preston dealer and have photos and memories of its early years."

LDV 400, reg K429DSX, 7.12pm Thu January 5th 2017

"High Top Van..last owned by Dundee based AMS Mobile Mechanics"

Citroen DS, reg VFW897 submitted by petercresswell, Norfolk, 11.47pm Tue January 3rd 2017

"My Dads dream car. Grey with a cream roof and red leather interior. Great machine 50 years ahead of..."

Ford Zephyr, reg AOV77B submitted by MrsS, Bedfordshire, 10.48pm Tue January 3rd 2017

"My late father bought this car around 1966. I learned to drive and passed my test in it. Would love t..."

Fiat 600, reg MLA666D, Sussex, 11.02pm Sun January 1st 2017

"Lovely little car and owned it 50/5 with my Mother when I lived at home in Welling kent .......my Br..."

Mercedes Benz Vito, reg Y54PFE submitted by Ted, Leicestershire, 3.40pm Fri December 30th 2016

"A lot of interesting information of this vehicle is on it's dedicated website http://mycarlight..."

Ford Escort, reg VNF108L submitted by Bigredbaz, Cheshire, 12.09pm Wed December 28th 2016

"My first car! It was that awful lime green colour, so I had it sprayed black. Funnily enough, the gre..."

Morris Minor, reg SBM716 submitted by Ugly Bob, Leicestershire, 1.06pm Tue December 27th 2016

"This was my 'first' car - No idea if it's still around. I doubt it."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle M40GTR Ford GT40 Uploaded 10.41pm Mon Jan 9th 2017

Comment Of The Week

Morris , Lincolnshire Posted at 12.52pm Sun January 15th 2017

"I bought this Mini Cooper in April 1963 brand new from Cooks garage Horncastle Lincolnshire .It was Almond Green with an Old English White roof.I unfortunately rolled it..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Rover P6 (2000/2200/3500), HPJ751N
  • Ford GT40, M40GTR
  • Wolseley 18/85, TCT789J
  • BMW 2002, PXF606L
  • Norton Dominator 99, 231CYD
  • Land Rover 110, G776DRU
  • Austin Sprite, CHY718K
  • Ford Popular, 527RPC
  • Vauxhall Nova, BNF156C
  • BSA , XRA175
  • Lotus Europa, YTA867L

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!

Latest News And Articles

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 1397 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 634 uploads and Vauxhall with 420 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1397
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 634
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 420
4 BMW logo BMW 359
5 Austin logo Austin 334
6 Triumph logo Triumph 318
7 MG logo MG 264
8 Land Rover logo Land Rover 263
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 258
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 247

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 363 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 192 uploads and Volkswagen Beetles with 153 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 363
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 192
3 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 153
4 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 150
5 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 147
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 140
7 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 127
8 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 106
9 MG MGB logo MG MGB 104
10 Ford Sierra logo Ford Sierra 76

What Types Of Vehicles Are Being Uploaded?

The most popular type of vehicle to be uploaded (expectedly) is the car with around 84% 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 83.7%
2 Motorcyle/Moped/Scooter 6.4%
3 Van 2.4%
4 Bus/Coach 1.3%
5 Tractor 0.2%
6 Lorry/Truck 2.2%
7 Campervan/Motorhome 1.9%
8 Other 2%

Just tell us about your favourite car. Was it your first car? Did you drive it to festivals or around Britain? Did it have a name? If you can remember the registration plate, tell us that as well. Tell us your memories and we'll publish the best ones on RegArchive.

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.