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

Ford Ka, reg M7VKK submitted by Autmeg, Lancashire, 2.49pm Fri December 2nd 2016

"Love my mums car it's nice fast and hates going up hill. "

Austin Mini, reg KBU666L submitted by GinoV, 2.32am Wed November 30th 2016

"BLMC Mini 850. 850cc. Manual transmission. Believed to have been Sunset Orange. Believed scrapped 19..."

Austin Allegro, reg SMB600R submitted by reefaman, Lancashire, 8.19am Thu November 24th 2016

"this registration number was on the first car i owned, I bought the Austin allegro that this registra..."

Ginetta G, reg URO300J, Shropshire, 1.54pm Mon November 21st 2016

"Ginetta G15, yellow, purchased in January 1971, in kit form. Owner lived in St Albans at the time. "

Kawasaki AR125, reg B717ENT, Shropshire, 5.46pm Fri November 18th 2016

"my first ever bike wrote it off rebuilt it sold it wish i never sold it"

Morris Minor, reg BJH43B submitted by David Boulstridge, Warwickshire, 2.32am Tue November 15th 2016

"This light blue Moggie Travellor was owned by a good mate of mine in Nuneaton Warwickshire in the lat..."

Rover P6 (2000/2200/3500), reg VTC345D submitted by Craig, Hampshire, 7.24pm Sun November 13th 2016

"red eventually sprayed sahara beige, registered in Oldham Lancashire. If I remember my dad bought a ..."

Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit/Silver Spur, reg HUC99W, 10.58pm Sat November 12th 2016

"Shown in a 1980 TV advert/documentary on the launch of the new 1980 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit. Report..."

Ford Escort, reg G71WFC, Wiltshire, 6.46pm Sat November 12th 2016

"Bought as my fist car mid September 2001. Used to learn to drive in and in daily use by my father and..."

Ford Escort, reg D402BWP, Wiltshire, 6.41pm Sat November 12th 2016

"1986/7 Escort Cabriolet bodyshell. Bought by myself mid 2005, was in use daily until I hit black ice ..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle RUS311R Leyland Atlantean Uploaded 8.10pm Thu Dec 1st 2016

Comment Of The Week

Ford Ka, Autmeg, Lancashire Posted at 2.49pm Fri December 2nd 2016

"Love my mums car it's nice fast and hates going up hill. "

Notable Vehicles

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

  • BSA , XRA175
  • Lotus Europa, YTA867L
  • Aston Martin DB9, R10BGJ
  • Ford Consul, FNO620B
  • Ford Escort, LJB130P
  • Yamaha XS, JNK211V
  • Rover P6 (2000/2200/3500), LBJ580K
  • Jaguar XJ6, L472RGX
  • Vauxhall Ventora, UYP956F
  • Ford Capri, D929CES
  • Volkswagen Beach Buggy, GHO467K

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 1390 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 631 uploads and Vauxhall with 419 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1390
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 631
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 419
4 BMW logo BMW 358
5 Austin logo Austin 333
6 Triumph logo Triumph 318
7 MG logo MG 262
8 Land Rover logo Land Rover 261
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 258
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 243

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 363 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 192 uploads and Volkswagen Beetles with 153 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 363
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 192
3 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 153
4 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 150
5 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 147
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 140
7 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 127
8 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 105
9 MG MGB logo MG MGB 102
10 Ford Sierra logo Ford Sierra 76

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.