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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

Austin 10, reg DML415, 9.04am Mon August 1st 2022

"This plate was my dad's car DML415. It was an Austin 10 I think... He must have bought it when I..."

Austin A40, reg JAM590, 9.03am Mon August 1st 2022

"JAM 590 MY FIRST CAR AUSTIN SOMERSET USED IN 1967/68"

Ford Zephyr, reg GUK212J, West Midlands, 8.44am Sat July 30th 2022

"I remember my dad taking me to don everal to buy this ford zephyr v6 estate "

Triumph Toledo, reg LME783P submitted by Ness, Pembrokeshire, 6.52pm Thu July 21st 2022

"I don't know why but I have always remembered the number plate of one of my my fathers cars (sad..."

Triumph Stag, reg XAR435M submitted by Malcolm Bourn, Norfolk, 12.24pm Wed July 20th 2022

"Hi, my father bought this triumph in1974 and loved it, for some reason 16ish years ago he decided to ..."

Jaguar MK, reg OLF431, 11.48am Wed July 20th 2022

"OLF431 was my father's all-black MK7 Jaguar, I remember it had two petrol tanks above the rear w..."

Triumph Stag, reg DWP143W submitted by Malcolm Bourn, Norfolk, 10.16am Wed July 20th 2022

"Hi there I am looking for a specific car, it belonged to my dear departed father from virtually new i..."

Austin Maxi, reg DWP143W, 10.13am Wed July 20th 2022

"Austin Maxi 2. Russet brown, used to be my father's when I was young. I would be grateful for an..."

Land Rover IIA, reg VTB180H, Wiltshire, 7.58am Sat July 16th 2022

"Bought new for a 47000 journey through Africa, Asia and Europe. Where is it now?"

Honda , reg OCN171L submitted by Richie, Durham, 8.37pm Tue July 12th 2022

"Had this 50cc moped from new cracking little bike. Able to ride at 16years old. First bike 50 years ..."

Austin A35, reg DCK59C, 7.50am Tue July 12th 2022

"This was the austin A35 my father used to hire when we went on holiday to Babbacombe Devon, 4 of us t..."

Morris Minor, reg DNS893, 7.49am Tue July 12th 2022

"Morris Minor van -DNS 893. Belonged to my father in the late 50s - early 60s. Trying to find if sti..."

Ford Focus, reg NCC170T, Derbyshire, 11.24pm Fri July 8th 2022

"I bought this plate from the DVLA. It was initially put onto my Ford Mustang and then transferred to..."

Austin A60 Cambridge, reg GRE500B, 4.45pm Tue July 5th 2022

"This car was my dad's. A real tank- I remember him colliding with the rear of a Ford Corsair and..."

Ford Escort, reg KNM573G, 1.04pm Mon July 4th 2022

"Famous Ford Escort Twin Cam, 2nd in the Motoring News rally championship 1970."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle JAG668 Jaguar E-Type Uploaded 11.19am Thu Jul 28th 2022

This car has been brought back to life over the past 5-6 years and can be seen on the roads in an...

Comment Of The Week

Austin 10 Posted at 9.04am Mon August 1st 2022

"This plate was my dad's car DML415. It was an Austin 10 I think... He must have bought it when I was around 10 years old, that's 67 years ago! "

Notable Vehicles

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

  • BMW 520, B408YUW
  • Renault 4CV, 289YUY
  • Ford Cortina, ADL266B
  • Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud, GMA900
  • Lancia Fulvia, KKX463L
  • Volkswagen Jetta, FGD171X
  • Saab 96, UCP244R
  • Land Rover Range, KVC941P
  • Alfa Romeo GTV, C756DHV
  • Ford Sierra, B375EUJ
  • Citroen GSA, FYC295Y

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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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 1484 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 675 uploads and Vauxhall with 436 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1484
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 675
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 436
4 Austin logo Austin 391
5 BMW logo BMW 379
6 Triumph logo Triumph 347
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 290
8 MG logo MG 282
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 278
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 266

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 379 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 379
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 156
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 83.7%
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.