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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

Jowett Javelin, reg JKY572 submitted by KP, Yorkshire, 1.47pm Sat August 18th 2018

"First Car, bought for £325 in Bradford 1956 and kept for 6 years."

Triumph 2000, reg GYA494D submitted by Anon, 11.01am Mon August 13th 2018

"GYA 494D Triumph 2000 estate - lovely old car with two CB radios and a huge “twig” right in the c..."

MG MGB, reg GUB107D submitted by AWW, Yorkshire, 11.05pm Sun August 12th 2018

"Originally green, wir3 wheels and chrome bumpers. Partiall6 restored in the 80’s, then stolen, cras..."

Triumph Herald, reg JUO820E submitted by NickG, Berkshire, 10.49am Wed August 8th 2018

"Thos was bought from new by my father then passed to me when I left home in 1971. It was mine until s..."

BMW 1602, reg BDM853F submitted by Sandy Holmes, Cheshire, 11.42am Tue August 7th 2018

"Uncle Jim's classy BMW 1602! Haven't seen it around Cheshire in years, I remember someone b..."

BSA A10, reg VSL499 submitted by Baz White, Northamptonshire, 12.29pm Wed August 1st 2018

"A Golden Flash 650cc that I saw a little while ago. It was a beauty and I heard from a friend that it..."

Citroen DS, reg BDS21 submitted by Jim Olsen, Kent, 8.35am Tue July 24th 2018

"Citroen DS21 was a great head turner.green body and grey roof. Sadly made of wet cardboard which buck..."

Ford Consul, reg JWO842, 8.31am Tue July 24th 2018

"JWO842, my dad's MK1 Ford Consul just wondered if it's still in existence anywhere, my emai..."

Jaguar 3.4, reg KUA739, Yorkshire, 9.30am Sun July 22nd 2018

"Car was scrapped in about 1979. i purchased engine & gearbox etc in 1980 from someone in Sherbur..."

Triumph TR2, reg NUF906 submitted by Robert, Hampshire, 1.52pm Fri July 20th 2018

"Used to own this in the 60's, often wondered what happened to it"

Saab 900, reg F583WSP submitted by Jane Richards, Caernarfonshire, 6.18pm Mon July 16th 2018

"Mum's car from the nineties, think it was an automatic. I remember trips to Anglesey and Prestat..."

Vauxhall Astra, reg B570DTN submitted by Jim Watson, Essex, 6.11pm Mon July 9th 2018

"Just seen that this awesome piece of kit is still going. I had her for six months befoer I had to sel..."

Austin 16 hp, reg AMV55, 4.11pm Mon July 2nd 2018

"AMV 55 was a 1933 Austin 16 Tickford All-Weather saloon. I bought it from a fellow student in 1961 by..."

ERA , reg KYD760K submitted by Bilko, 2.24am Mon July 2nd 2018

"KYD 760K was an ERF Tractor Unit I drove out of Frome, Somerset in the 1970s."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle CFK36T Fiat 850 Uploaded 7.03pm Tue Aug 21st 2018

Just seen this one buzzing around my neighborhood - I want one so bad!! Doesn't look awesomely...

Comment Of The Week

Jowett Javelin, KP, Yorkshire Posted at 1.47pm Sat August 18th 2018

"First Car, bought for £325 in Bradford 1956 and kept for 6 years."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Fiat 850, CFK36T
  • Volkswagen Beetle, VUA390
  • Mercedes Benz 280, UWV90Y
  • Ford D-series, PPF492
  • Renault Estafette, GHS527D
  • Ford Mustang, AUB307E
  • Bentley Continental, 4HCE
  • Lamborghini Aventador, V12HSN
  • Talbot 10, CYY3
  • Austin A30, 864DMG
  • Mercedes Benz 500K, WDY738M

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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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 1427 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 658 uploads and Vauxhall with 424 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1427
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 658
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 424
4 BMW logo BMW 367
5 Austin logo Austin 355
6 Triumph logo Triumph 334
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 282
8 MG logo MG 272
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 268
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 258

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 371 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 202 uploads and Volkswagen Beetles with 158 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 371
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 202
3 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 158
4 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 154
5 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 151
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 140
7 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 132
8 MG MGB logo MG MGB 107
9 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 106
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 2% of the photos. Search out your number plate and upload yours.

Type of vehicle %
1 Car 83.8%
2 Motorcyle/Moped/Scooter 6.3%
3 Van 2.5%
4 Bus/Coach 1.3%
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.