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

MG MGB, reg YFR130R submitted by jograro, Lancashire, 4.47pm Fri February 12th 2016

"Owned this car from new,March 1977 until August 1980."

Ford Escort, reg SEC356R, Surrey, 2.11pm Thu February 11th 2016

"I owned this for a couple of years around 1997"

Ford Escort, reg GBL909V, Surrey, 2.08pm Thu February 11th 2016

"I owned this car for 2 years around 1996"

Ford Mondeo, reg Y411MHJ submitted by Matt S, Hampshire, 6.48am Thu February 11th 2016

"I owned this car from February 2004 to August 2009. It was a great and fast 5dr hatchback in performa..."

Norton Dominator 88, reg TUV27F submitted by David Harley, Middlesex, 3.21am Thu February 11th 2016

"I built this bike from spare parts when I was 17. Red fibreglass tank and seat. I have photos of its ..."

Volkswagen Golf, reg F200OYP, Lancashire, 1.32pm Mon February 8th 2016

"I am the 15th owner of this car, since owning it i have replaced the following: Gear linkage Head g..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle 118PRB Volkswagen T1 Uploaded 8.01pm Sat Feb 6th 2016

This was my Dads van around 1964 65 ish .. the lad in the pic is me ...

Comment Of The Week

Ford Cortina, yiyig60, Flintshire Posted at 2.36pm Fri February 5th 2016

"Car was my Father's which was given to me when I passed my driving test in 1978. Originally Light Blue we re-sprayed her Dark Blue. She had an engine change almost..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Ford Popular, 52AVX
  • Morris Marina, CVK319J
  • Volkswagen T1, 118PRB
  • Jaguar E-Type, NWK600F
  • Ford Fiesta, EPX888W
  • Volkswagen Beetle, 881CBZ
  • McLaren , P1GUO
  • Volvo Amazon/122, KFN93D
  • Matchless G80, TDE498
  • Abarth , ULP45M
  • Chevrolet Corvette, UDG240R

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 1296 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 591 uploads and Vauxhall with 404 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1296
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 591
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 404
4 BMW logo BMW 335
5 Austin logo Austin 312
6 Triumph logo Triumph 304
7 MG logo MG 245
8 Land Rover logo Land Rover 244
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 239
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 227

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 330 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 182 uploads and Ford Cortinas with 149 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 330
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 182
3 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 149
4 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 148
5 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 136
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 128
7 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 118
8 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 103
9 MG MGB logo MG MGB 98
10 Ford Sierra logo Ford Sierra 72

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 83.5%
2 Motorcyle/Moped/Scooter 6.4%
3 Van 2.5%
4 Bus/Coach 1.3%
5 Tractor 0.2%
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.