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

Lancia Beta, reg ABN640V, 8.17pm Sun October 26th 2014

"Great engine. Warm it up properly and enjoy to red line in each gear wonderful noise. Reliable too"

Ford Fiesta, reg H629GAF submitted by Jimmy, Yorkshire, 6.23pm Sun October 26th 2014

"I bought this car summer 2014 with no tax or test and in a bit of a sorry state. Spent the last 3 mon..."

Rover P6 (2000/2200/3500), reg BPL400H submitted by perryman, Devon, 2.39pm Sun October 26th 2014

"Another car of my dads, shared with my brother kieth. grey rover p6 2000 not quite sure if it was sc..."

Hillman Imp, reg GJE706E submitted by perryman, Devon, 2.22pm Sun October 26th 2014

"My father Harry Richard Dean owned this car until he passed away on may 29th 1983. gold singer chamoi..."

Fiat Cinquecento, reg N707PPN submitted by MADJEZ, Sussex, 11.34pm Sat October 25th 2014

"My first car, little pocket Ferrari. Handled like a go-cart. Drove it like I stole it."

Austin A60 Cambridge, reg 570PBB, Durham, 11.33pm Sat October 25th 2014

"Light Blue Cabridge estate used to ferry family of five kids around Gateshead and to pull a trailer t..."

Ford Cortina, reg FTP682D submitted by MADJEZ, Sussex, 11.24pm Sat October 25th 2014

"Family car owned by parents from early 70s until about 1980."

Ford Kuga, reg R70RLS, 1.58pm Sat October 25th 2014

"I have owned this number since March 2004. My family bought it for me for my 70th birthday It'..."

Rover 75, reg H12NKT, Northamptonshire, 10.29am Sat October 25th 2014

"used as a private plate purchaced as a present nkt bieng the initals of recipient"

Triumph Spitfire, reg BYL41H, 10.21am Sat October 25th 2014

" Still on the road and doing a couple of thousand miles a year : )"

Honda CA, reg S132KWN submitted by Ursvamp, Glamorgan, 8.17am Sat October 25th 2014

"Red. Cruiser Style. Stolen in the Fforestfach, Swansea area early hours of 16/10/2014. Distinctive ch..."

Lambretta GP/DL, reg FLB14J, Norfolk, 12.02am Fri October 24th 2014

"FLB 14J was mine from new in August 1970 and was raced in the British Scooter Track Championship wear..."

Vauxhall Victor, reg RGJ275E, Hertfordshire, 6.07pm Wed October 22nd 2014

"i believe this number belonged to a maroon victor fc 101 super purchased new by a company called dura..."

Triumph TR6, reg PRT952M submitted by Sick as a parrot, 7.45pm Tue October 21st 2014

"Wondered if this vehicle is still running,I owned It from1978 to 1981 and wish I could have kept it b..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle JWE78C Plymouth Valiant Uploaded 8.59am Tue Oct 21st 2014

Owned this vehicle from June 2009 to 20th Sept 2013. I believe it was then exported to Ibiza.

Comment Of The Week

Ford Capri, brains, Durham Posted at 10.20pm Mon October 20th 2014

"I bought this beautiful car in about 1977/8 from a small village in Northumberland. Enjoyed every minute driving it. I remember being taken by the power bulge in the..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Austin Mini, G369AEH
  • Sunbeam Rapier Fastback & Alpine Fastback, KNE787F
  • MG MGC, XGU484G
  • Ford Capri, D339RJN
  • Lancia Beta, PVK433S
  • MG Midget, XBH267M
  • Bugatti , F1
  • Ford Mustang, YMO507F
  • Bristol 411, TGC326L
  • Volvo P1800, MJJ978D
  • Rover P6 (2000/2200/3500), NBF35P

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 952 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 430 uploads and Vauxhall with 289 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Uploads
1 Ford logo Ford 952
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 430
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 289
4 BMW logo BMW 242
5 Austin logo Austin 235
6 Triumph logo Triumph 206
7 MG logo MG 171
8 Land Rover logo Land Rover 171
9 Jaguar logo Jaguar 156
10 Honda logo Honda 156

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 232 photo uploads, followed by Ford Cortinas with 123 uploads and Volkswagen Golfs with 117 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Uploads
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 232
2 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 123
3 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 117
4 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 111
5 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 93
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 86
7 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 83
8 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 79
9 MG MGB logo MG MGB 63
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 83.1%
2 Motorcyle/Moped/Scooter 6.5%
3 Van 2.6%
4 Bus/Coach 1.5%
5 Tractor 0.1%
6 Lorry/Truck 2.2%
7 Campervan/Motorhome 1.9%
8 Other 2.1%
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