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

Audi Cabriolet, reg T702KBL submitted by Simon L, Oxfordshire, 6.30pm Thu August 28th 2014

"I have a spare set of keys for this car - contact me on zero seven seven four three 414002"

BMW 316, reg R45CAX submitted by Cabe, Monmouthshire, 1.44pm Thu August 28th 2014

"I owned this car for a few years. Loved it. Sold it and regretted it ever since. "

Ford Granada, reg TNY101S submitted by cabe, Monmouthshire, 1.38pm Thu August 28th 2014

"Purchased this back in 1988. It was a 2.0L in beige. I had it sprayed in white. It served me well for..."

Ford Escort, reg VVV838W, Lancashire, 8.11am Thu August 28th 2014

"Gpr4 mk2 escort britishairways rep 1700 crossflow"

Fiat 600, reg ABX647B, Cheshire, 11.56pm Tue August 26th 2014

"I bought this car new in 1964 it was a red Fiat 600D. My first car. I kept it for around 2 years. Int..."

Ford Anglia, reg GFT427 submitted by Alan, 1.47pm Tue August 26th 2014

"Owned this 1966-69, first in Tynemouth, then from 11/67 in Essex. Scrapped in 1969."

Datsun 120, reg TOP70S submitted by Chris Willetts, West Midlands, 10.54pm Mon August 25th 2014

"I bought this car in 1980 from a Datsun dealer at the Scott Arms in Birmingham. I part exchanged an A..."

BSA D1 Bantam, reg FBR884 submitted by Alan, Essex, 1.33pm Mon August 25th 2014

"Owned this during 1962-63 in Tynemouth. Bought for £20. Lights didn't work, brakes dodgy."

Morris Mini Minor, reg MYY657 submitted by TerryMal, Essex, 4.08am Mon August 25th 2014

"Modified for long legs. Our 1st car. Owned it 1967 to 1969. "

Opel Kadett, reg KTU51T, Flintshire, 1.42am Mon August 25th 2014

"This was my car in the early 1980's - I worked in a pub for three years to pay for it - the firs..."

Ford Escort, reg C362UVC submitted by Singh, West Midlands, 11.55pm Sun August 24th 2014

"First brand new car ever bought by punjabi parents. We as a family loved this car, my mum has fond me..."

Mercedes Benz , reg A414HND, 11.45pm Sun August 24th 2014

"We owned this for over 13 years and I learned to drive in this lol"

Ford D-series, reg UOU797T submitted by d series girl, Cheshire, 9.43pm Sun August 24th 2014

"I own a ford d series lorry - reg UOU 797T she is a 1978 model first registered in Bristol. She'..."

Nissan Micra, reg P873HWE submitted by RM, Glamorgan, 7.38pm Sun August 24th 2014

"Bought as a second car for my family in 1996, owned by my mother. This 3-door Micra was an ex-motabil..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle WRD559 Austin Healey 3000 Uploaded 12.20pm Fri Aug 22nd 2014

3000 mk1 owned by me .since 96 bought in unrestored original condition. now fully restored , red...

Comment Of The Week

Nissan Micra, RM, Glamorgan Posted at 7.38pm Sun August 24th 2014

"Bought as a second car for my family in 1996, owned by my mother. This 3-door Micra was an ex-motability car and stayed in the family until it was scrapped around 2008...."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Austin Healey 3000, WRD559
  • Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, TGU216L
  • Porsche 914, KBC76K
  • MG MGB, TMS571T
  • Vauxhall Astra, DRW525B
  • MG TA Midget, DYO23
  • Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud, 725AYW
  • Triumph Herald, FPB215J
  • Land Rover 88, WUO849K
  • Triumph Bonneville, KGR883
  • Morgan 4/4 Two-Seater and Four-Seater, EFJ2Y

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 914 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 401 uploads and Vauxhall with 278 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Uploads
1 Ford logo Ford 914
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 401
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 278
4 Austin logo Austin 229
5 BMW logo BMW 222
6 Triumph logo Triumph 195
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 165
8 MG logo MG 158
9 Honda logo Honda 148
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 138

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 222 photo uploads, followed by Ford Cortinas with 121 uploads and Volkswagen Golfs with 107 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Uploads
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 222
2 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 121
3 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 107
4 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 105
5 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 88
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 82
7 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 79
8 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 77
9 Ford Granada logo Ford Granada 62
10 MG MGB logo MG MGB 58

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 6.5%
3 Van 2.7%
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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