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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

Humber Imperial, reg NMV580E, 4.39pm Mon November 29th 2021

"NMV 580E on a Humber Imperial sold about 1974."

Ford Escort, reg HPF806N, 4.38pm Mon November 29th 2021

"Hfp806n yellow Ford Escort MK1. My first car. Oh if I only kept it, or stored it away, but you didn&#..."

Morris Eight, reg BUA299 submitted by John Brock, Lincolnshire, 9.22pm Sat November 27th 2021

"My father used to own a Morris 8, 4 door with the registration plate BUA 299 when I was a child 68-70..."

Vauxhall Velox, reg UGE610 submitted by David Smart, Angus, 2.08pm Fri November 26th 2021

"This was my late father's car. We called her UGGIE. My dad passed away in 1965. The car was put ..."

Ford Cortina, reg DCO828C, 8.41am Mon November 22nd 2021

"DCO 828C ford cortina GT my late Fathers old car who has just passed away. I want to buy it potential..."

Volvo 164, reg NJN377F, 8.40am Mon November 22nd 2021

"This was my Dad's blue Volvo 164, his favourite car, he had from new. We had so many holidays in..."

Morris Eight, reg CPD827, 8.38am Mon November 22nd 2021

"CPD827 was the reg. no. of my mother’s 1938 Morris 8 saloon on which I learned to drive in the late..."

Ford Escort, reg F898XCY, 8.37am Mon November 22nd 2021

"F898XCY was a Black Ford Escort RS Turbo, it was one of my favourite cars and was anything but a stan..."

Yamaha , reg B461HMO, 11.15pm Thu November 18th 2021

"red. Bought in Bath, ~1996, sold to a farmer in Lincolnshire ~ 1998"

Austin 10, reg DGW708, 7.37am Tue November 16th 2021

"DGW708 1936 Austin Ten brought for twenty pounds. Len Pringle and me and Bob went from Poplar in east..."

Ford Cortina, reg DCO828C, 7.34am Tue November 16th 2021

"DCO 828C Ford Cortina GT my late father's old car who has just passed away. I want to buy it pot..."

Honda CB, reg RWW59M submitted by Revelry, Dumfriesshire, 7.40pm Thu November 11th 2021

"I owned this bike when I was a teenager. Amazing how you don't forget your first registration nu..."

Mini Clubman, reg JCG926N, Wiltshire, 3.29am Tue November 9th 2021

"My first car, owned from 1984 for about 5 years I saw it later. repainted in pillar box red."

Jaguar XJ6, reg RHR66C submitted by Brian Williams, 11.43am Mon November 8th 2021

"RHR66C, I purchased this plate to use on my Triple C E type replica. I built the car using a doner XJ..."

Austin Mini, reg LCP618N submitted by Anon, Yorkshire, 11.40am Mon November 8th 2021

"My old red and white Mini - it was brilliant and had a rusty wing on the driver's side around th..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle F522HGS Volkswagen Caddy Uploaded 4.36pm Mon Nov 29th 2021

Hot and bright red! This Caddy is the mutts. Mainly original in its original paint with little...

Comment Of The Week

Vauxhall Velox, David Smart, Angus Posted at 2.08pm Fri November 26th 2021

"This was my late father's car. We called her UGGIE. My dad passed away in 1965. The car was put up for sale at St Roques garage forecourt in Ward Road, Dundee. It..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Volkswagen Caddy, F522HGS
  • Austin , 246PMX
  • Morris Minor, BVB20D
  • Standard 10 hp Atlas, 520YUM
  • Alvis TA 14, FWS962
  • Ford Zephyr, NJT111
  • Austin , JWL481
  • Riley RME, TBX972
  • Austin A30, EEJ594
  • Yamaha RD, AUW895T
  • Daimler , JGK132

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.

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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 1471 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 669 uploads and Vauxhall with 435 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1471
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 669
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 435
4 Austin logo Austin 388
5 BMW logo BMW 376
6 Triumph logo Triumph 345
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 289
8 MG logo MG 279
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 278
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 265

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 378 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 205 uploads and Austin Minis with 163 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 378
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 205
3 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 163
4 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 162
5 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 155
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 83.6%
2 Motorcyle/Moped/Scooter 6.4%
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.