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 , reg Y932KNO submitted by kon95, Lancashire, 11.50pm Mon November 17th 2014

"Was my dads car and had to be given to the scrappy, was gutted as the car was really comfy and had a ..."

Suzuki TS, reg KBA517P submitted by Baz, Cheshire, 10.10pm Mon November 17th 2014

"This was my first proper motorcycle, after a moped (AP50) which was bought in 1978 second hand, from ..."

Morris Minor, reg YMD385 submitted by StevieB, Berkshire, 7.04pm Mon November 17th 2014

"My fathers car from about 1960, grey in colour. My father was an editor for magazines which BMC produ..."

Reliant Scimitar GTE/GTC, reg JLT850V, 2.44pm Mon November 17th 2014

"Car sold via ebay to Ireland in 2010 and registered in Ireland as well, bought by me in 03/2011. B..."

Ford Capri, reg LFH208K, Gloucestershire, 11.38am Mon November 17th 2014

"Still looking for this car, have lost contact with current owner, would like to get back in touch. Ti..."

Vauxhall Viva, reg ENX460C submitted by Alec, 7.01am Mon November 17th 2014

"This was my company car when I worked as a lecturer at Computer Programming Colleges head office in H..."

Standard Model 8, reg 313ATW, Wiltshire, 7.04pm Sun November 16th 2014

"This was the first car I owned, a Standard 8 1953, which I bought when I was 17 in 1970 and living in..."

Austin Mini, reg GMM725B, Anglesey, 6.55pm Sun November 16th 2014

"I'm almost sure this was the registration of a Mini Cooper I owned sometime in the seventies"

Ford Cortina, reg SBK176S, 12.51pm Sun November 16th 2014

"Estate - painted peppermint green. Owned it in the early 1970s - bought it from the Hertz used car lo..."

Morris Minor, reg YKL485, 12.48pm Sun November 16th 2014

"Half timbered "estate" car. Painted grey. Owned it (2nd hand) in the mid 1960s. "

Triumph Vitesse, reg ELF771J submitted by Chris Willetts, West Midlands, 11.15pm Sat November 15th 2014

"It was 1983 (I think) and I was looking to replace my MGB GT NDA 879K with a classic convertible. My ..."

Triumph Herald, reg 516MPH submitted by Jonathan Smith, Dorset, 8.25pm Sat November 15th 2014

"My late Father purchased this car new from Pudney & Simms in Kenley, Surrey. Cost him about £750..."

Wolseley 16/60, reg RKV606H submitted by Jonathan Smith, Dorset, 8.11pm Sat November 15th 2014

"My Late Father purchased this vehicle in 1971 from Henley's in London to replace his Triumph Her..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle JMM369K Mercedes Benz SL-Class Uploaded 5.55pm Sun Nov 16th 2014

This car has massive significance to me. It became an icon of my father in his best of days. He...

Comment Of The Week

Triumph Vitesse, Chris Willetts, West Midlands Posted at 11.15pm Sat November 15th 2014

"It was 1983 (I think) and I was looking to replace my MGB GT NDA 879K with a classic convertible. My Mom used to own a Triumph Herald 13/60 saloon OEA 959F so I set out..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • 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
  • Ford Mustang, YMO507F
  • Bristol 411, TGC326L

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 966 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 453 uploads and Vauxhall with 295 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Uploads
1 Ford logo Ford 966
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 453
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 295
4 Austin logo Austin 246
5 BMW logo BMW 244
6 Triumph logo Triumph 215
7 MG logo MG 180
8 Land Rover logo Land Rover 177
9 Honda logo Honda 161
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 160

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 238 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 128 uploads and Ford Cortinas with 125 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Uploads
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 238
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 128
3 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 125
4 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 118
5 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 101
6 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 87
7 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 86
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 83.1%
2 Motorcyle/Moped/Scooter 6.6%
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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