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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

Mitsubishi Lancer, reg J111GGR, 4.06pm Mon April 15th 2019

"Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 1 in Kawasaki green. Reg J111GGR sold it years ago but pleasant memories."

Ford Cortina, reg B613EMS submitted by Jimmy Reed, East Lothian, 4.01pm Mon April 15th 2019

"The greatest ever beige Cortina! If anyone knows anything about my old Ford beast then let me know."

Alfa Romeo 75, reg DOG667Y submitted by Anon, 10.38am Mon April 8th 2019

"This was my second car at the age of 17 I bought it from an old gentleman who was an Alfa Romeo Owner..."

Rover P4, reg VOY777, 4.50pm Mon April 1st 2019

"VOY777 a Rover 105 1959 model P4, it was my father's car from 1977 to 1982, the family did a jou..."

Fiat 500, reg DOG667 submitted by Brian Reid, 2.14am Sun March 31st 2019

"I bought this car in the early 1960 (62-63 at a guess). My Dad & I totally rebuilt it. I think I..."

Austin 10, reg MBY295 submitted by MK Gavin, 11.53am Wed March 27th 2019

"I was a very poor student in 1971 and I worked for six months and bought this car MBY 295 which cost ..."

Mercedes Benz C-Class, reg NCK11N submitted by NICKLIN, Northamptonshire, 4.51pm Fri March 22nd 2019

"Hello, i am writing this comment in the hope to track down the current owner of the registration ..."

Dodge , reg C22HWV submitted by Springerrr, 7.55pm Mon March 18th 2019

"Check out this Twitter post concerning this car: https://twitter.com/brainpicker/status/110767933151..."

MG MGB, reg LCO301R submitted by Anon, 11.20am Tue March 12th 2019

"Have owned yellow MGB reg LCO 301R twice in its lifetime, wondering if it is still around, guessing i..."

Riley RMA, reg YWG560 submitted by Richard Derby, Dorset, 6.12pm Mon March 4th 2019

"My folks got married in this Riley. It's beautiful and I'd like to track it down and use it..."

Land Rover 88, reg TSY480 submitted by Ron James, Herefordshire, 12.59pm Wed February 27th 2019

"Still keeping an eye out for my old Landy. It's a 1961 model in green (obvs) and I'd love t..."

Datsun Cherry, reg VRO767W submitted by Tallgate, Kent, 10.59pm Mon February 18th 2019

"My first car. Super slow but great. I blew the head gasket doing 104 mph downhill."

Peugeot 205, reg C650ETM submitted by Tallgate, Kent, 10.57pm Mon February 18th 2019

"Cracking little car - my second - was an ex-demonstrator from Warwick Wright in St.Albans. I saw it ..."

Ford Fiesta, reg G168EHC submitted by Anon, 3.05pm Mon February 18th 2019

"Red Fiesta Popular. Bought new in 1990 from Birchwood Ford, Eastbourne by me! It was my first car and..."

Ford Capri, reg TDP935Y submitted by Michael Wright, Cumberland, 11.30am Tue February 12th 2019

"I Purchased the car in 2012, and have it to the present day being 7th February 2019. Since My owners..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle HPK938V Ford Escort Uploaded 11.35am Thu Apr 11th 2019

Comment Of The Week

Ford Cortina, Jimmy Reed, East Lothian Posted at 4.01pm Mon April 15th 2019

"The greatest ever beige Cortina! If anyone knows anything about my old Ford beast then let me know."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Ford Escort, HPK938V
  • Ford Escort, HPK938V
  • Ford Mustang, FMA914F
  • Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, CSU958
  • Vauxhall Chevette, UTS286S
  • Fiat 500, SAT53M
  • Porsche 911, H2WOW
  • Triumph GT6, YCB483M
  • Renault Clio, P66PUP
  • Lancia Fulvia, JBY718J
  • Porsche 911, S612DEH

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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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 1436 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 659 uploads and Vauxhall with 427 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1436
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 659
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 427
4 BMW logo BMW 368
5 Austin logo Austin 356
6 Triumph logo Triumph 335
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 283
8 MG logo MG 275
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 273
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 258

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 374 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 202 uploads and Volkswagen Beetles with 159 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 374
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 202
3 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 159
4 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 154
5 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 153
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 140
7 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 133
8 MG MGB logo MG MGB 108
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 6.2%
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.