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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 DKT700, 4.38pm Fri February 19th 2021

"Black Austin 10 four door, brown leather interior. One owner 1939-1961 when it was part- exchanged fo..."

Honda Civic, reg M744ULG submitted by Harvey, Cheshire, 8.08am Fri February 19th 2021

"I saw this car in Birchwood, Warrington, England back in 2019."

Mini Mark 2, reg FTU388X submitted by Brian Cooper, Cambridgeshire, 5.46pm Mon February 15th 2021

"Seen it up for sale recently, my first Mini but not my last. Proper great little cars, amaing how muc..."

Ford Corsair, reg UCK580W, 5.42pm Mon February 15th 2021

"Uck 580 was my first car it was a Ford Corsair"

Ariel Leader, reg 1YMF submitted by Sweet Pete, Hampshire, 2.27pm Sat February 6th 2021

"This was a 250CC two stroke motorcycle and was my very first. I owned it from 1965 until 1967. It was..."

Rover 200 (211/213/214/216/218/220), reg E586YAU, 4.40pm Mon February 1st 2021

"This white rover 216 is one of only 25 still on the roads, and has an incredible story. With one owne..."

Jaguar , reg XRW119S, 4.23pm Mon February 1st 2021

"This was the very last of this rare limited-run production vehicle ever built. It's still in run..."

BMW , reg P80DJK, 3.14pm Mon February 1st 2021

"This car was written off in an accident yesterday. It was photographed in The Lancashire Telegraph wi..."

BMW 735, reg E171DPE, Sussex, 11.15am Tue January 26th 2021

"First Owner Phil Collins 2nd Owner Me"

BMW 735, reg H91GPH, Sussex, 11.08am Tue January 26th 2021

"This vehicle's first owner was Phil Collins, I was its Second. Would love to find it again"

Opel Omega, reg F183LLG, 6.34pm Mon January 25th 2021

"White left-hand drive car, never intended for the UK market but somehow ended up here anyway. Spent 1..."

Leyland J, reg ALM963B, 6.12pm Mon January 25th 2021

"Back in 1972 this van had the honour of being seen on The Protectors, a Thames TV show presented by G..."

Jaguar XK, reg P176CPR, 1.53am Fri January 22nd 2021

"Lovely pale blue Jag, survived until September 2020 when it was sold to dismantlers following a minor..."

Ford Cortina, reg BPX191G, 4.04pm Tue January 19th 2021

"Saluki Bronze My father owned it in the 70's"

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle M744ULG Honda Civic Uploaded 8.11am Fri Feb 19th 2021

Spotted this back in 2019 in Birchwood, Warrington, England. M744 ULG- 1994 Honda Civic Bali...

Comment Of The Week

Austin 10 Posted at 4.38pm Fri February 19th 2021

"Black Austin 10 four door, brown leather interior. One owner 1939-1961 when it was part- exchanged for a Ford Anglia deluxe."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Morgan 4/4 Two-Seater and Four-Seater, L10MOG
  • Honda Civic, M744ULG
  • Jaguar E-Type, DKV578C
  • Morris Minor, 69CAR
  • Pontaic Trans Am, FOX662V
  • Austin , CCE955
  • Ford Capri, GUW268N
  • Fiat , DPX762
  • Mercedes Benz 190, J53GRP
  • Citroen , BHY490H
  • Land Rover 109, CKW661C

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 1462 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 665 uploads and Vauxhall with 432 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1462
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 665
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 432
4 Austin logo Austin 377
5 BMW logo BMW 376
6 Triumph logo Triumph 341
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 287
8 MG logo MG 279
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 276
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 263

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 376 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 205 uploads and Austin Minis with 162 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 376
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 205
3 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 162
4 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 161
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.