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

Mini Clubman, reg GLU272N submitted by Tony, Surrey, 3.55pm Mon May 23rd 2016

"Wish I had it back. Great little car. Had it from 79 to 81 from twickenham mini centre. "

Ford Capri, reg D449KVM submitted by Xzo, 2.59am Mon May 23rd 2016

"Greater Manchester Police owned this plate and 20 others (D431 to D450 KVM) all put on a fleet of ico..."

Ford Capri, reg D450KVM submitted by Xzo, Lancashire, 2.58am Mon May 23rd 2016

"Greater Manchester Police owned this plate and 20 others (D431 to D450 KVM) all put on a fleet of ico..."

Vauxhall Carlton, reg K999FLY, West Midlands, 12.11am Sun May 22nd 2016

"I repaired this vehicle in 1996 in Birmingham after it had been stolen out of a Vauxhall dealer showr..."

MG Midget, reg MUE317E, Surrey, 10.29pm Sat May 21st 2016

"I purchased this MG second hand from Wadham Stringer Aldershot in 68/69 for £550"

Ford Granada, reg RPG84L, Lincolnshire, 7.24pm Fri May 20th 2016

"Was my dad's car from new when we lived in Surrey, was bright red and think it had a black vinyl..."

Austin Montego, reg KEG933W submitted by Ian, Northumberland, 9.01pm Thu May 19th 2016

"Originally a reps car from McCains, I owned for 2 years excellent car"

Suzuki TS, reg KDN494S submitted by Ian, Northumberland, 8.58pm Thu May 19th 2016

"Bought off mate in Filey, stripped 7 rebuilt then sold on 1979"

Ford Escort, reg GVP827L submitted by Ian, Northumberland, 8.52pm Thu May 19th 2016

"Written off after car pulled out of a junction in front of me in 1987"

Standard Vanguard Phase I, reg RKJ674, 8.47pm Thu May 19th 2016

"Dad owned in the 70's, Big End bearings went on return trip to London from the seaside, car was ..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle D448KVM Ford Capri Uploaded 3.04am Mon May 23rd 2016

Greater Manchester Police owned this plate and 20 others (D431 to D450 KVM) all put on a fleet of...

Comment Of The Week

Ford Fiesta, Jonny rs, Wiltshire Posted at 9.53pm Tue May 17th 2016

"My friend is currently looking to get this car back for his father who sold it (last known location Birkenhead on the Wirral ) when he was born, he is hoping to restore..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Ford Capri, D440KVM
  • Ferarri 458, FIB855
  • Lamborghini Aventador, 3SJP
  • Ford Mustang, F9CSG
  • Austin A55 Cambridge, 807HNU
  • Vauxhall Viva, NFA261G
  • Nissan GT-R, W1MFW
  • Saab 99, PKX77W
  • Leyland Leopard, PRC211F
  • Harley Davidson Fat Boy, W461BOT
  • Lotus Esprit, T742SNO

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.

Latest User Vehicle Uploads

Most Popular Car Manufacturers

The most popular car manufacturer to be uploaded by RegArchive users is Ford with 1345 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 612 uploads and Vauxhall with 410 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1345
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 612
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 410
4 BMW logo BMW 350
5 Austin logo Austin 322
6 Triumph logo Triumph 309
7 MG logo MG 253
8 Land Rover logo Land Rover 251
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 250
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 236

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 344 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 187 uploads and Volkswagen Beetles with 151 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 344
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 187
3 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 151
4 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 150
5 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 141
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 137
7 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 121
8 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 103
9 MG MGB logo MG MGB 98
10 Ford Sierra logo Ford Sierra 74

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 83.4%
2 Motorcyle/Moped/Scooter 6.5%
3 Van 2.5%
4 Bus/Coach 1.3%
5 Tractor 0.1%
6 Lorry/Truck 2.2%
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.