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 , reg HDS461T, 11.52am Sun December 14th 2014

"This was registered to a 1000cc mini in a sandy colour."

Ford Escort, reg B341AJN submitted by keith wild, Essex, 4.07pm Sat December 13th 2014

"This car was my first and my pride and joy. My parents bought it for me when I passed my test. It was..."

MG MGB, reg VNE77L submitted by Lisa, Lancashire, 12.29pm Sat December 13th 2014

"My previous comment is incorrect I'm from Lancashire not Lanarkshire "

Nissan Bluebird, reg G109YFC, Buckinghamshire, 10.04am Sat December 13th 2014

"My Grandad's old white Nissan Bluebird. Bought new when I was still in a car seat and in daily u..."

Bedford HA, reg TOW859H submitted by TGR Worzel, Hampshire, 9.10pm Fri December 12th 2014

"A privately owned Bedford HA van finished in Dark Green and cherished by it's original owner, my..."

Ford Mondeo, reg P367ETF submitted by TGR Worzel, Hampshire, 9.05pm Fri December 12th 2014

"Another of my favourite cars. A bit long in the tooth when I acquired it with rust starting to gain a..."

Triumph TR7, reg ERF111T submitted by TGR Worzel, Hampshire, 8.59pm Fri December 12th 2014

"Probably my favourite of all the cars I have owned. When I acquired this it was quite old, but not to..."

Volkswagen Polo, reg V885KRX submitted by TGR Worzel, Hampshire, 8.54pm Fri December 12th 2014

"This was a pretty looking small hatchback, finished in black which served me well for a couple of yea..."

Subaru Legacy/Liberty, reg K401FYE submitted by TGR Worzel, Hampshire, 8.47pm Fri December 12th 2014

"I had a love hate relationship with this car. It was very different to anything I had owned previousl..."

Vauxhall Vectra, reg R118NFA submitted by TGR Worzel, Hampshire, 8.38pm Fri December 12th 2014

"A gorgeous looking car finished in Titanium. I was the second owner and know that this was previously..."

Ford Consul, reg EDD131L submitted by Colin D, Norfolk, 8.35pm Fri December 12th 2014

"Same as Regans Sweeney car .But metallic blue with blue tinted windows with two spotlights on grill.G..."

Vauxhall Astra, reg L515DDA submitted by TGR Worzel, Hampshire, 8.27pm Fri December 12th 2014

"Mk3 Vauxhall Astra Estate finished in Flame Red. Very light and airy inside, nice lines outside and t..."

Vauxhall Astra, reg G62RAA submitted by, Hampshire, 8.18pm Fri December 12th 2014

"A Mk2 Vauxhall Astra Estate finished in Flame Red, but with a harsh black interior so was claustrapho..."

Vauxhall Astra, reg A104EPF submitted by TGR Worzel, Hampshire, 8.08pm Fri December 12th 2014

"Mk1 Vauxhall Astra Estate finished in Flame Red. This was surprisingly nippy actually, for a 1300...."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle C979SPV Piaggio Uploaded 10.56pm Sun Dec 14th 2014

This was my first Vespa purchased it in Ipswich, Suffolk from Cox motorcycles. I am the first...

Comment Of The Week

Vauxhall Vectra, TGR Worzel, Hampshire Posted at 8.38pm Fri December 12th 2014

"A gorgeous looking car finished in Titanium. I was the second owner and know that this was previously part of the Avis fleet, a hire car. It didn't look like it..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • BSA D3 Bantam Major, SXE624
  • Ford , 923BLW
  • Triumph TR6, KHA395P
  • Triumph T110 Tiger, 260NMF
  • Austin Mini, G369AEH
  • Sunbeam Rapier Fastback & Alpine Fastback, KNE787F
  • MG MGC, XGU484G
  • Ford Capri, D339RJN
  • Lancia Beta, PVK433S
  • MG Midget, XBH267M
  • Bugatti , F1

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 974 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 467 uploads and Vauxhall with 304 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Uploads
1 Ford logo Ford 974
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 467
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 304
4 BMW logo BMW 250
5 Austin logo Austin 249
6 Triumph logo Triumph 224
7 MG logo MG 180
8 Land Rover logo Land Rover 179
9 Honda logo Honda 164
10 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 162

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 241 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 134 uploads and Ford Cortinas with 125 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Uploads
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 241
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 134
3 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 125
4 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 121
5 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 103
6 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 89
7 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 88
8 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 80
9 MG MGB logo MG MGB 68
10 Ford Granada logo Ford Granada 63

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 83%
2 Motorcyle/Moped/Scooter 6.7%
3 Van 2.5%
4 Bus/Coach 1.5%
5 Tractor 0.1%
6 Lorry/Truck 2.1%
7 Campervan/Motorhome 2%
8 Other 2%
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