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

Volkswagen Beetle, reg 777BUH, West Midlands, 8.09pm Tue July 4th 2017

"Lemon yellow in colour bought in Newport sold in Blackpool."

Austin A40, reg LRL561, Gloucestershire, 7.26pm Sat July 1st 2017

"Orig Owner: A G Harvey, Tuckingmill 2nd Owner: S M Harvey, Tehidy 3rd Owner: N Harvey, Gloucester"

Ford Cortina, reg RLL302L submitted by JB, 1.13am Fri June 30th 2017

"white with black vinyl roof and red stripes along the sides. This was my favourite car, stolen outsid..."

Ford , reg KAV287F, Angus, 12.41pm Thu June 29th 2017

"This reg belonged to a Ford six cylinder conversion tractor by Agricar Forfar , a six cylinder Thames..."

Ford Transit, reg A19WPF, Glamorgan, 10.19pm Wed June 28th 2017

"A Private Plate Currently Reassigned To A 2017 Ford Transit Private Ambulance Owned By Dignity Funera..."

Land Rover 110, reg BTX710K submitted by Jim Timms, Oxfordshire, 4.32pm Mon June 26th 2017

"This was my old blue Landy. I owned it in the late seventies and would love to hear from anyone that ..."

Triumph 2000 Mk1, Mk2, TC, reg KKM750L, 5.07pm Wed June 21st 2017

"4 door saloon, with overdrive on gear knob."

Ford Capri, reg C166FHG, 1.35pm Sun June 18th 2017

"I owned this car from 1994-1996. Only suffered from worn steering rack during my ownership , and a li..."

Ford Capri, reg C345UHN, Midlothian, 1.23pm Sun June 18th 2017

"This car was owned by my friend Barry who for financial reasons had to sell it. When he was more solv..."

Austin Mini, reg 900DVJ, 5.04am Sat June 10th 2017

"Bought new in Hereford 1963, Used for daily transport and competed in many car rallies including 1964..."

Marcos Mini, reg RCS445H, 11.37am Fri June 9th 2017

"This car has been stolen. We would appreciate any information regarding its whereabouts."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle GKX780K Austin Mini Uploaded 4.10pm Mon Jul 3rd 2017

I lost something in the back of this car............

Comment Of The Week

Volkswagen Beetle, West Midlands Posted at 8.09pm Tue July 4th 2017

"Lemon yellow in colour bought in Newport sold in Blackpool."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Triumph Vitesse, GTU741G
  • Volkswagen Beetle, YJY988
  • Volkswagen Golf, A686HPB
  • BMW 316, A637NHK
  • Austin Mini, GKX780K
  • MG F, P25UGG
  • Ford , UUM245H
  • Ford Fiesta, DRU45Y
  • Ford Escort, RBF505J
  • Hillman Minx, KYN857
  • Aston Martin DBS, KPC8K

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 1416 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 646 uploads and Vauxhall with 420 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1416
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 646
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 420
4 BMW logo BMW 363
5 Austin logo Austin 344
6 Triumph logo Triumph 329
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 276
8 MG logo MG 269
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 263
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 252

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 368 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 199 uploads and Volkswagen Beetles with 155 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 368
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 199
3 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 155
4 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 154
5 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 151
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 140
7 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 130
8 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 106
9 MG MGB logo MG MGB 106
10 Ford Sierra logo Ford Sierra 78

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 83.9%
2 Motorcyle/Moped/Scooter 6.3%
3 Van 2.4%
4 Bus/Coach 1.3%
5 Tractor 0.2%
6 Lorry/Truck 2.1%
7 Campervan/Motorhome 1.8%
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.