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 PGU76L submitted by Mike, Northamptonshire, 10.17pm Sun August 23rd 2015

"Desperately looking for my old bug pingu! I would love to know where she is now and current condition..."

Honda CF50, reg KJM111W submitted by Ahh Plumb, Berkshire, 2.17pm Sun August 23rd 2015

"I bought this Moped from Great Western Motors on Vastern in November 1983 for £160 on my 16th birthd..."

Morris Oxford, reg LPV909G, 12.45am Sun August 23rd 2015

"Belonged to my adopted father when we lived in kesgrave 29 St lawrence way."

Bristol , reg KRU850W, Yorkshire, 12.28am Sun August 23rd 2015

"As above. Double deck body by ECW. New to Hants & Dorset Motor Services Nov 1980. Then Wilts &..."

Ford Capri, reg OHK565M submitted by jeh, 12.16am Sun August 23rd 2015

"Exported from the UK to Norway around year 2000. "

Porsche 944, reg D944YLP, 11.26pm Sat August 22nd 2015

"Famous for its appearance in the Denzel Washington movie "For Queen And Country (1988)"."

Facel Vega, reg KPB111 submitted by Anduril, Kent, 5.32pm Sat August 22nd 2015

"I owned this car from 1969 to 1971. It would pass anything in a straight line except a petrol station..."

Austin Healey Sprite, reg AGJ77G, 11.15pm Fri August 21st 2015

"Wire wheels and ignition by-pass (to prevent theft). Soft top and tonneau covers were good (waterpro..."

Riley Elf (Mini), reg ORR152F, 11.09pm Fri August 21st 2015

"Owned from Sept 1973 to 1975. Reliable, used every day, washed and checked weekly, my first car. B..."

Ford Fiesta, reg D882GHX submitted by Dsb, Norfolk, 9.58pm Fri August 21st 2015

"My first ever car. I have fond memories cruising around with my friends. My grandad helped weld up an..."

Vauxhall Astra, reg N103AAV submitted by Dsb, Norfolk, 9.55pm Fri August 21st 2015

"My 3rd car. Loved this and modified with white alloys. My brother and then a friend owned this after ..."

Vauxhall Cavalier, reg J158SPP submitted by Dsb, Norfolk, 9.51pm Fri August 21st 2015

"Owned by my parents for many years and become my pride and joy"

Volkswagen Scirocco, reg B21JBE submitted by Martin Popple, Lincolnshire, 1.32pm Fri August 21st 2015

"I purchased this Red/Black Scirocco from the VW dealers in Grimsby. A great car. I traded in a VW Gol..."

Mini Cooper, reg RBE120G submitted by Martin Popple, Lincolnshire, 1.24pm Fri August 21st 2015

"I bought this car from Greetwell Motors IN 1971. I traded in another Mini that I owned ( NJV 467G) fo..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle EMT186J Bedford TK Uploaded 7.27am Fri Aug 21st 2015

1971 artic lorry/ engine 466/70 series turner 5speed o/d transmission 2speed axle. payload 13 tons...

Comment Of The Week

Peugeot 306, kent, Hampshire Posted at 12.47am Wed August 19th 2015

"Great car upto 2014 April when I part exchanged it to Carwood Supermarket in Peterborough who only gave me £100 for it against my new car. It had been fully serviced..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Austin Mini, KGH423A
  • MG MGB, BMC699H
  • Jaguar 3.4, HHK829B
  • Ford Escort, HDG141L
  • Land Rover IIA, RGX67
  • Ford Escort, H189GGS
  • Ford Cortina, DOC900C
  • BSA A10, OFF72
  • Ford Escort, PEL881M
  • Triumph TR8, RUT158R
  • BSA D3 Bantam Major, SXE624

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.

Most Popular Car Manufacturers

The most popular car manufacturer to be uploaded by RegArchive users is Ford with 1217 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 553 uploads and Vauxhall with 384 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1217
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 553
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 384
4 BMW logo BMW 316
5 Austin logo Austin 303
6 Triumph logo Triumph 286
7 MG logo MG 234
8 Land Rover logo Land Rover 229
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 215
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 213

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 305 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 164 uploads and Ford Cortinas with 146 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 305
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 164
3 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 146
4 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 140
5 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 133
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 113
7 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 109
8 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 102
9 MG MGB logo MG MGB 93
10 Ford Granada logo Ford Granada 66

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 83.5%
2 Motorcyle/Moped/Scooter 6.4%
3 Van 2.4%
4 Bus/Coach 1.4%
5 Tractor 0.1%
6 Lorry/Truck 2.3%
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.