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 Capri, reg SOO636R submitted by Craig Jenkins, Staffordshire, 11.05pm Sun October 19th 2014

"One of the first two Capri's supplied for use during the filming of the TV series "The Prof..."

Ford Capri, reg PNO580R submitted by Craig Jenkins, Staffordshire, 11.02pm Sun October 19th 2014

"One of the first two Capris used in the TV series "The Professionals". "

Honda CD, reg ADN30J, Yorkshire, 11.02pm Sun October 19th 2014

"Motor cycle registered in York. Lived in Leeds area. Taken off road in early 80's."

Ford Capri, reg COO251T submitted by Craig Jenkins, Staffordshire, 10.57pm Sun October 19th 2014

"One of the most prolifically used Capri's in the TV series ""The Professionals". ..."

Ford Cortina, reg AOO955M submitted by Craig Jenkins, Staffordshire, 10.40pm Sun October 19th 2014

"Featured on the rear of the record sleeve for Alexei Sayle's "Ullo John got a new motor&quo..."

Toyota Celica, reg L208RKU submitted by Richard, Yorkshire, 9.50pm Sun October 19th 2014

"My beloved JDM Celica GT-Four, fabulous to drive, costly to run. Always wanted one, sold when I bust ..."

Ford Sierra, reg D45RWJ submitted by Dave, Yorkshire, 9.29pm Sun October 19th 2014

"I owned this car in the early 90's, but updated to a Mondeo, still regret selling it really wish..."

Ford Cortina, reg BGN449B, Gloucestershire, 3.58pm Sun October 19th 2014

"Last seen 1968. I think the owners surname was Lamb, with a daughter by the name of Susan."

Renault 12, reg ETF928L submitted by Paula, Berkshire, 2.58pm Sat October 18th 2014

"I learnt to drive in this car in the Newbury area. No street cred it learning to drive a Renault 12 ..."

Mini , reg KBL35L submitted by Paula, Berkshire, 2.53pm Sat October 18th 2014

"I bought this car from a friend around 1986 in Newbury. It was originally "Harvest Gold" b..."

Hillman Imp, reg EVU746D, Staffordshire, 8.49am Sat October 18th 2014

"Hello , I am trying to find this old hillman imp. It was my dad's old car in 1972. Hope s..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle EMG471J Commer PB Uploaded 9.56pm Tue Oct 14th 2014

Was my grandads. Enjoyed many family holidays in it. Still have plate for caravan. Pic is about 1980

Comment Of The Week

Ford Cortina, Bedfordshire Posted at 2.10pm Fri October 17th 2014

"My parents owned this 1981-1988 and I am surprised to see it was taxed until 1991 as dad drove it into the ground. He loved it though, easy to work on and he performed a..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • MG MGC, XGU484G
  • Ford Capri, D339RJN
  • Lancia Beta, PVK433S
  • MG Midget, XBH267M
  • Bugatti , F1
  • Ford Mustang, YMO507F
  • Bristol 411, TGC326L
  • Volvo P1800, MJJ978D
  • Rover P6 (2000/2200/3500), NBF35P
  • Triumph Herald, AJH624A
  • Bedford RL, NYV819

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 946 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 426 uploads and Vauxhall with 288 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Uploads
1 Ford logo Ford 946
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 426
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 288
4 BMW logo BMW 240
5 Austin logo Austin 234
6 Triumph logo Triumph 200
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 171
8 MG logo MG 170
9 Jaguar logo Jaguar 154
10 Honda logo Honda 154

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 231 photo uploads, followed by Ford Cortinas with 123 uploads and Volkswagen Golfs with 115 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Uploads
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 231
2 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 123
3 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 115
4 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 111
5 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 92
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 86
7 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 83
8 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 78
9 Ford Granada logo Ford Granada 63
10 MG MGB logo MG MGB 62

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 83.1%
2 Motorcyle/Moped/Scooter 6.5%
3 Van 2.6%
4 Bus/Coach 1.6%
5 Tractor 0.1%
6 Lorry/Truck 2.2%
7 Campervan/Motorhome 1.9%
8 Other 2.1%
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