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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

Ginetta , reg L500JET, 4.34pm Mon September 18th 2023

"Looking for 500 Griffith L500 JET to buy back after ex sold it in divorce between June 2000-Sept 2002..."

Lotus Seven, reg NST477J submitted by Hajo, 6.30am Fri September 15th 2023

"- still in perfect condition after 30 years of ownership"

Enfield , reg PVJ466 submitted by Bill, 8.11pm Thu September 7th 2023

"PVJ 466 was issued to a 1958/9 Royal Enfield Crusader Sports 250cc motorcycle. It had seen some hard ..."

Alvis Firebird, reg HTW917 submitted by David Easton, Essex, 9.49am Mon September 4th 2023

"My great-uncle owned Bertie (Bert, Berto) just after the WW2, and I only loosely remember driving aro..."

Ford Cortina, reg UWJ408F, 7.40am Tue August 29th 2023

"Dads old Mk 2 cortina blue in colour used to take the family camping."

Ford Escort, reg JSS365 submitted by Michael, 7.38am Tue August 29th 2023

"Dear Sirs, I'm trying to track down my fathers old Rally Car. A Mark I Escort Reg JSS 365. Ar..."

Honda MT, reg E823ECK, 7.37am Tue August 29th 2023

"My first motorcycle, red Honda mt5 reg E823 ECK."

Jaguar XJ6, reg FAC1T submitted by Paul Grist, Kent, 7.36am Tue August 29th 2023

"FAC1T was originally on a White Jaguar XJ6 4.2 registered in 1978. This was my father, Arthur Grist&#..."

Bedford Midi, reg F250VEG, Northamptonshire, 4.02pm Wed August 23rd 2023

"A much-loved family minibus, owned by my parents from new when me and my siblings outgrew the backsea..."

Ford Popular, reg MTR5 submitted by Shalom, 3.58am Thu August 17th 2023

"1954 Ford Popular from the BBC motor pool that was used as the basis for constructing the Siva Edward..."

Ford Corsair, reg 853KAC, 11.02am Mon August 14th 2023

"GGT399C A Ford Cosair automatic in grey. My dad bought this new. What a dissapointment, grey and no r..."

Triumph Herald, reg 853KAC submitted by Rob, 11.00am Mon August 14th 2023

"853KAC was my wife’s first car, a Triumph Herald 1200. It’s not on your archive. Please do you ha..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle N31GLO Honda Civic Uploaded 3.54am Mon Sep 18th 2023

This was my first car, I would love the opportunity to buy it back as I sadly had to get rid of it...

Comment Of The Week

Ginetta Posted at 4.34pm Mon September 18th 2023

"Looking for 500 Griffith L500 JET to buy back after ex sold it in divorce between June 2000-Sept 2002. Red, I have the chip (!), grey leather, grey carpet (for two black..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Morris Minor, 154FWJ
  • Wolseley Hornet, AAJ509B
  • Austin Mini, NBU334W
  • Morris Minor, GGY916
  • Jaguar XK, XVR513
  • Volkswagen , TMD59F
  • Dodge Viper, K11CUU
  • Fiat 850, WNR729S
  • Volkswagen T25/T3, E711TCV
  • Mercedes Benz 230, 1NTX
  • Ford Thames, NFE884

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 1514 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 682 uploads and Vauxhall with 438 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1514
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 682
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 438
4 Austin logo Austin 397
5 BMW logo BMW 384
6 Triumph logo Triumph 351
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 294
8 MG logo MG 284
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 283
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 271

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 386 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 205 uploads and Austin Minis with 167 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 386
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 205
3 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 167
4 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 165
5 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 164
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 144
7 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 135
8 MG MGB logo MG MGB 111
9 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 109
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 2.1%
7 Campervan/Motorhome 2%
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.