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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

Ford Escort, reg XBX610M, 12.39pm Mon January 10th 2022

"MK1 red 2 door Ford Escort Bought for £75, with engine bought for £25. My 1st car."

MG MGB, reg P393JVC, 12.38pm Mon January 10th 2022

"This was an MGB GT with Rostyle wheels and black plastic bumpers in a vibrant green, allegedly used b..."

Morris Cowley, reg RRR5 submitted by Adrian Butters, 10.46pm Mon January 3rd 2022

"About 1970 my parents owned a 1954 Morris Cowley (the early shape, looking like a big Morris Minor, n..."

Renault 5, reg GYC11Y, Somerset, 8.31am Fri December 31st 2021

"Had the car in Gloucester in the mid 90's to 1999. Purchased from Castle Cary Somerset"

Triumph TR2, reg TDU976 submitted by James Lord, Oxfordshire, 9.07am Tue December 28th 2021

"TDU976 - I owned the car in 1970 . A relative worked at Standard Triumph Coventry. He helped me resto..."

Austin Maestro, reg D175KAG, 6.20pm Tue December 21st 2021

"Used to be our family car, was that fast it started disassembling itself after my dad fitted an Isuzu..."

Toyota Hilux, reg N137EVV, 7.49pm Mon December 20th 2021

"N137EVV. This car was/is a Japanese import. A TOYOTA HI-LUX SURF..which basically is a HI-LUX pickup ..."

Morris Minor, reg ODD899F, 7.47pm Mon December 20th 2021

"During the late Seventies, I'd passed my driving test, wanted a cheap car and bought my brother-..."

Ford Cortina, reg BTU485B, Cheshire, 6.21pm Fri December 10th 2021

"Cortina Estate bought by my father in the sixties. BTU 485B. "

Land Rover Defender, reg M148YJO submitted by Elmer fudd, Warwickshire, 10.22pm Mon December 6th 2021

"I owned this car for 3 years and what a cracker it was. Dark metallic (Epsom)?? green with "cou..."

Ford Granada, reg B666EOK submitted by Anton Scott, 5.27pm Mon December 6th 2021

"Ford Granada 2.8 Ghia Automatic. It was my late dad's car he passed away in 1995 a day before my..."

Austin A35, reg TBM208J, 5.25pm Mon December 6th 2021

"This number was originally on a crashed Austin A35 when I bought it and transferred it onto A yellow ..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle VSF619V Ford Escort Uploaded 11.26pm Fri Jan 7th 2022

My first car, bought in 1987 after saving up for it, no rich parents handing out cars on this side...

Comment Of The Week

MG MGB Posted at 12.38pm Mon January 10th 2022

"This was an MGB GT with Rostyle wheels and black plastic bumpers in a vibrant green, allegedly used by Castrol for promotional purposes hence the colour and registration..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Triumph GT6, KPV56F
  • Ford Escort, VSF619V
  • Mini Clubman, BPG799
  • Lotus Elan, MYU612D
  • Fiat 130, BVM583K
  • BMW 635, A91GAP
  • Honda Legend, N5XJO
  • Volkswagen Caddy, F522HGS
  • Austin , 246PMX
  • Morris Minor, BVB20D
  • Standard 10 hp Atlas, 520YUM

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 1474 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 669 uploads and Vauxhall with 435 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1474
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 669
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 435
4 Austin logo Austin 388
5 BMW logo BMW 377
6 Triumph logo Triumph 347
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 289
8 MG logo MG 279
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 278
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 265

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 163 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 163
4 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 162
5 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 155
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 83.6%
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 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.