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

Triumph TR6, reg OKV395J submitted by Dave, Devon, 8.33pm Sun September 25th 2016

"Bought second hand from a guy in Hinckley in 1975: Metallic green, gold lining and black. Restored i..."

Land Rover Range, reg N424NPE submitted by james waldron, Yorkshire, 10.41pm Sat September 24th 2016

"this car was used in the Essex boys murders in Rettendon Essex R.I.P pat Tate tony tucker and Craig R..."

Peugeot 205, reg C160PPA submitted by PHIL RIGNALL, Gloucestershire, 3.21pm Sat September 24th 2016

"I purchased this lovely little fun car in early 1989, from a Mr Derek Quinn living at the time in Cli..."

Jaguar 3.4, reg 739KUA submitted by Inkyfatcat, Yorkshire, 11.22am Sat September 24th 2016

"Opalescent Silver Blue 3.4 Mk 2 Jaguar, first registered 10th July 1964, taken off the road in the l..."

Vauxhall Nova, reg C353VPV submitted by Weelz, Sussex, 7.57am Thu September 22nd 2016

"Black 5dr hatchback with grey cloth interior and graded vinyl side stripes. Owned by my family fro..."

Ford Cortina, reg FHC26X submitted by Weelz, Sussex, 7.52am Thu September 22nd 2016

"Blue 4dr saloon with grey interior. Can't remember if it was a GL or just an L. Owned briefly ..."

Ford Transit, reg JBL302K submitted by Peter Toth, Berkshire, 1.56am Wed September 21st 2016

"If I remember correctly, this vehicle was supplied new to Sindlesham School for maladjusted boys whic..."

Ford Cortina, reg SMB69H submitted by Al Peters, Lancashire, 12.07pm Tue September 20th 2016

"I last had this vehicle in 1989 around Preston. I owned it for four years. Be great to hear about the..."

Ford Cortina, reg FYC582C, Devon, 11.05pm Mon September 12th 2016

"This was my first car back in 1986. Many fond memories."

Ford Escort, reg E395EVW, 6.02pm Mon September 12th 2016

"I used to own this vehicle in the early nineties, loved the car it was totally standard but it was Me..."

Westfield , reg Q126JCP submitted by Steve, 8.42pm Sun September 11th 2016

"Griff... I owned this car around 2008. I gave it a 90% rebuild, Engine rebuild and had to extend the..."

Mercedes Benz 500K, reg DC97 submitted by Gerry Caygill, 10.57am Fri September 9th 2016

"The original DC97 was owned by and likely built by one of my forbears in the early 1900's. He wa..."

Honda Civic, reg J888HNT submitted by j888hnt, Kent, 11.02am Wed September 7th 2016

"Would love to get this plate back. Lost it in a car repossession. If the new owner would like to sell..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle 1MHC Morris Minor Uploaded 4.56pm Mon Sep 26th 2016

Beautiful example of this amazing car. Not my actual one, owned by a friend for several years.

Comment Of The Week

Ford Transit, Peter Toth, Berkshire Posted at 1.56am Wed September 21st 2016

"If I remember correctly, this vehicle was supplied new to Sindlesham School for maladjusted boys which opened on Mole Road, Sindlesham, Nr. Reading, Berkshire, RG11 5DJ..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Ferarri , SJM7
  • Lamborghini Aventador, V4SFR
  • Austin A30, NUS17
  • Lambretta Li Series 1, WYV900
  • Lotus Esprit, 1ESX
  • Ford Escort, SFH577W
  • Alfa Romeo Giulia, RMJ864M
  • Fiat 850, OYE612L
  • MG MGB, MYC621P
  • Hillman Minx, 442AKB
  • Austin Healey Sprite, AOC872B

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 1376 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 625 uploads and Vauxhall with 417 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1376
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 625
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 417
4 BMW logo BMW 357
5 Austin logo Austin 330
6 Triumph logo Triumph 318
7 MG logo MG 261
8 Land Rover logo Land Rover 258
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 256
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 239

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 362 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 189 uploads and Volkswagen Beetles with 153 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 362
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 189
3 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 153
4 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 150
5 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 146
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 137
7 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 123
8 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 105
9 MG MGB logo MG MGB 102
10 Ford Sierra logo Ford Sierra 75

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 83.7%
2 Motorcyle/Moped/Scooter 6.4%
3 Van 2.4%
4 Bus/Coach 1.3%
5 Tractor 0.2%
6 Lorry/Truck 2.2%
7 Campervan/Motorhome 1.9%
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.