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

Morris Marina, reg XFR860L submitted by Scott, Lancashire, 9.57pm Sun September 27th 2015

"This was my first car and i was it's last owner. I quite literally drove it into the ground. My ..."

Ford Escort, reg PEL881M submitted by nathan, Yorkshire, 6.28pm Sat September 26th 2015

"Hi, the car is still on the road but it is now white according to the dvla."

Ford Escort, reg NVM563P, 9.04am Sat September 26th 2015

"Believe this was my first car reg. A light blue MK11 escort. Sold it and new owner set it a fire with..."

Austin A40, reg 704CXE submitted by Ali foster, Hertfordshire, 11.37pm Fri September 25th 2015

"This was my first car. I loved him and had super adventures in him. I would live to see him again!!!"

Ford , reg JTR999L submitted by phoneblower, Essex, 12.06pm Fri September 25th 2015

"This car was made in Belgium came with roll cage and multi point harnesses bought to replace a mark 1..."

Ford Escort, reg E622XEY submitted by Arry, Anglesey, 3.52pm Thu September 24th 2015

"Light Green escort 1400cc with twin choke webbers I believe. Bought it in 1990 and loved it. Had to s..."

Toyota Yaris, reg H4KEW submitted by KEW, Yorkshire, 3.46pm Thu September 24th 2015

"I've had this plate for 6 years now, can't see me selling it on as it was a birthday presen..."

Ford Escort, reg TLN597R submitted by Silbel, Yorkshire, 12.03am Thu September 24th 2015

"When my ex husband and I bought our first car back in 1986, It was a white Ford Escort. I have NEVER ..."

Ford Escort, reg VLK202G submitted by Maizy, 11.22pm Wed September 23rd 2015

"This was our beloved family car stolen from us at Wembly market when we were kids. Would love to know..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle ABV430A Bedford CA Uploaded 11.42am Sat Sep 26th 2015

Original colours from new green maroon/ white blue and now red/cream. after extensive repair...

Comment Of The Week

Ford Escort, Silbel, Yorkshire Posted at 12.03am Thu September 24th 2015

"When my ex husband and I bought our first car back in 1986, It was a white Ford Escort. I have NEVER been able to forget the reg plate for it for some reason and we are..."

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 1228 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 563 uploads and Vauxhall with 394 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1228
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 563
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 394
4 BMW logo BMW 321
5 Austin logo Austin 306
6 Triumph logo Triumph 291
7 MG logo MG 240
8 Land Rover logo Land Rover 232
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 225
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 220

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 309 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 165 uploads and Ford Cortinas with 147 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 309
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 165
3 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 147
4 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 146
5 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 134
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 114
7 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 109
8 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 102
9 MG MGB logo MG MGB 97
10 Ford Sierra logo Ford Sierra 67

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 83.4%
2 Motorcyle/Moped/Scooter 6.4%
3 Van 2.4%
4 Bus/Coach 1.4%
5 Tractor 0.2%
6 Lorry/Truck 2.3%
7 Campervan/Motorhome 1.9%
8 Other 2.1%

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.