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The registration number plate archive for UK vehicles

The registration plate archive for UK cars, bikes and vans registered between 1903 and 2001

Track Down Your Old Car! Find Out If It's Still Around

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

BSA M24 Gold Star, reg GJF410, 12.30pm Tue June 8th 2021

"GJF 410 : Late fathers BSA Golden Flash, bought new in 1951 and toured South of France, Italy and Swi..."

Austin A55 Cambridge, reg 648BKJ, 12.29pm Tue June 8th 2021

"648BKJ Austin Cambridge black manumatic. Late 1950s into early 1960s. Called Sally. Dad bought it bec..."

Morris Minor, reg JVY152E submitted by Ali Williams (as wa, Yorkshire, 5.44pm Fri June 4th 2021

"My Dad's car in the late 60s when he was in the Church Army. We lived in York and had happy fami..."

Ford Pilot, reg BCR341, Surrey, 9.30pm Tue June 1st 2021

"This was a car owned by my father in the early 1950s when we lived in East Horsley, Surrey. I rememb..."

MG MGB GT V8, reg FJO352S, 8.08am Tue June 1st 2021

"I’m looking for my dads old MGBGT! He sadly passed away 2 years ago and would love to buy it back i..."

Ford Cortina, reg KTR569E submitted by Eric Moran, 8.07am Tue June 1st 2021

"FORD CORTINA 1300. My dad's car. Eric Moran's car. Will never forget it"

Austin 7, reg EKJ620, 8.12am Mon May 17th 2021

"EKJ620 was my very first car - it was a Black Austin 7 Ruby, first registered iin about 1954. I only ..."

AMC , reg 581FYS, 8.50am Sun May 16th 2021

"1962 Motorcycle originally sold by Alexanders of Glasgow and Edinburgh"

Jaguar E-Type, reg JLN192, 9.15am Mon May 10th 2021

"JLN 192 was a Jaguar owned by my parents in the mid 1950s. When was it first registered?"

Austin Mini, reg JYR675D, 9.14am Mon May 10th 2021

"Our first modern looking car Austin-7 mini, previous car was a hand painted 1939 Fiat. Not many famil..."

Austin A35, reg 398GOG submitted by Rick Johns, Worcestershire, 8.27pm Sun May 9th 2021

"This was a van that my father bought for my brother and I when we were about 14 and 17 years old. It ..."

Citroen Ami, reg NDN973M, Yorkshire, 8.07am Mon May 3rd 2021

"NDN973M was a White Citroen Ami 8 registered in August 1973, in York. Purchased by me from Haws Garag..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle PMA302Y Volkswagen Beetle Uploaded 4.13pm Mon Jun 14th 2021

Lovely red with denim seats, this is a late 1982 model in left hand drive.

Comment Of The Week

Austin A55 Cambridge Posted at 12.29pm Tue June 8th 2021

"648BKJ Austin Cambridge black manumatic. Late 1950s into early 1960s. Called Sally. Dad bought it because he had recently had his left leg amputated below the knee...."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Volkswagen Beetle, PMA302Y
  • Morris Oxford, PMM644
  • Jaguar XJ, TJA643R
  • Triumph T100, WGA636
  • Fiat 124, HJG638N
  • TVR S4C, L96FDW
  • Jaguar XJ-S, G12XJS
  • Lambretta , DYK630
  • Austin 7, DAA423
  • Ford Consul, WPO850
  • Triumph 2.5 PI Mk1, Mk2, KTA540E

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 sometimes arrange for it to be hand drawn in a rather nice line art style. You can have a look at the most recent ones.

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 1464 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 666 uploads and Vauxhall with 432 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1464
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 666
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 432
4 Austin logo Austin 380
5 BMW logo BMW 376
6 Triumph logo Triumph 344
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 287
8 MG logo MG 279
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 277
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 265

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 377 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 205 uploads and Volkswagen Beetles with 162 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 377
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 205
3 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 162
4 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 162
5 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 154
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 144
7 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 134
8 MG MGB logo MG MGB 110
9 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 108
10 Ford Sierra logo Ford Sierra 78

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 3% of the photos. Search out your number plate and upload yours.

Type of vehicle %
1 Car 83.7%
2 Motorcyle/Moped/Scooter 6.3%
3 Van 2.6%
4 Bus/Coach 1.2%
5 Tractor 0.2%
6 Lorry/Truck 2.1%
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? Tell us your memories and we'll publish the best ones on RegArchive.

Don't forget to tell us the car registration number or we can't publish it.


RegArchive is the online archive for all UK vehicle registration plates. Use the search box above or below 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.