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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

Ford Consul, reg GJD920 submitted by Mark, Staffordshire, 8.56pm Sun January 22nd 2023

"I hold the logbook for this vehicle which was owned by my late Grandfather"

Toyota Celica, reg EKO124T submitted by TBirdUK, Sussex, 12.04pm Thu January 19th 2023

"EKO 124T My favourite Company car, 70,000 miles in 3 years from new, not a single problem (Photo in 1..."

Austin , reg SXO944, 5.40pm Tue January 10th 2023

"This was an Austin A50 (not sure why the A50 model is not available in the listing). My parents owned..."

MG Midget, reg CUK863J, 8.26am Mon January 9th 2023

"CUK863J is on a MG Midget which I have since 1991 and the car was restored by me and my dad."

Morris 1100, reg 510HBF, 8.25am Mon January 9th 2023

"510HBF (named it Henry Brian Foster) Morris 1000 bought around 1973 for about £90, good runner, inte..."

Matchless G3/L, reg KVA751, Derbyshire, 11.17pm Fri January 6th 2023

"350cc jampot motorcycle owned by me in1964. I'm interested to know if the bike is still around,..."

Lambretta GP/DL, reg MEF942K submitted by ROBERT THORPE, Yorkshire, 3.16pm Fri January 6th 2023

"I bought it from MATT NEWTONS shop new for £250 lol. Then I tuned up the engine from 125cc to 150cc ..."

Yamaha FS, reg RAL71N submitted by Nobby, Nottinghamshire, 10.16pm Tue January 3rd 2023

"50cc moped, owned for 35 years. Been in dry storage for 33 years. Ideal for restoration. "

BMW M5, reg X575ENB, Northumberland, 2.29am Fri December 30th 2022

"Car is a 2001 BMW m5 currently on a private plate (m5 ppd)."

BSA C15, reg ARF81A, 7.37pm Tue December 27th 2022

"The first owner August 1963, sold several years later to Gray's Motorcycles in Wolverhampton sev..."

Vauxhall Astra, reg J891OBH, 7.35pm Tue December 27th 2022

"Astra SX in red my first car bought it brand new in 1991 for £6500. Was able to get it tax-free as I..."

Honda CB, reg HJK596, 7.34pm Tue December 27th 2022

"In the Snowman film, the motorcycle reg was HJK 596! I lived in the same house as Don Coates the prod..."

Vauxhall Corsa, reg R854ARO submitted by Richard Taylor, 9.57pm Mon December 26th 2022

"This was my first car that I owned around 1999 2000 it was a lovely car I used it to commute to work ..."

Morris Mini Minor, reg JDL942F, 10.46am Mon December 19th 2022

"My first car was a red Morris Mini, registration JDL942F I had great fun in it and was sad to see it ..."

Alfa Romeo Spider, reg DGM408, Ayrshire, 8.15pm Wed December 14th 2022

"I have owned this plate for 30 years, it has been on a few cars - last one was my spider I bought 200..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle EKO124T Toyota Celica Uploaded 12.43pm Thu Jan 19th 2023

EKO 124T My favourite Company car, 70,000 miles in 3 years from new, not a single problem (Photo in...

Comment Of The Week

Ford Consul, Mark, Staffordshire Posted at 8.56pm Sun January 22nd 2023

"I hold the logbook for this vehicle which was owned by my late Grandfather"

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Toyota Celica, EKO124T
  • Ford Popular, NHV577
  • Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, SOE454S
  • Morgan Plus 4, M379XST
  • Mazda RX-7, G7TBO
  • Ariel 350 cc HT, HOJ391
  • Rover 75, W943LDA
  • Ligier , E902JVC
  • Austin , XKR153A
  • Ford Prefect, VHU274
  • Isuzu Trooper, L14RDY

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 1503 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 677 uploads and Vauxhall with 436 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1503
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 677
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 436
4 Austin logo Austin 392
5 BMW logo BMW 382
6 Triumph logo Triumph 348
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 293
8 MG logo MG 283
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 282
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 266

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 385 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 205 uploads and Austin Minis with 166 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 385
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 205
3 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 166
4 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 162
5 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 161
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 144
7 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 134
8 MG MGB logo MG MGB 111
9 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 108
10 Ford Sierra logo Ford Sierra 81

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 83.6%
2 Motorcyle/Moped/Scooter 6.4%
3 Van 2.6%
4 Bus/Coach 1.2%
5 Tractor 0.2%
6 Lorry/Truck 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? 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.