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

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

Citroen Bijou, reg 737AOU, 11.49am Mon January 18th 2021

"737AOU this was a Citroen Bijou which i owned from 1965 to 1968 when a growing young family meant it ..."

Morris Minor, reg HYS208 submitted by Anon, 11.48am Mon January 18th 2021

"My father was a doctor and he was a doctor in the army. In the second World War (1939 -1945) he went ..."

Standard Flying Eight, reg EYF992 submitted by Anon, Devon, 12.51pm Tue January 12th 2021

"Some years ago I owned a 1938 12HP Flying Standard registration EYF992. I drove it regularly from Dev..."

Rover P6 (2000/2200/3500), reg EYC77C, Fife, 8.32pm Tue December 29th 2020

"This was the Reg to my fathers' grey rover 2000tc in 1968-69 ish."

Mercedes Benz 190, reg J53GRP submitted by Mundeep, Hampshire, 10.05pm Mon December 28th 2020

"Introduction: Fantastic Mercedes 190e owned by my father. I believe he bought it in 1998, and I was ..."

Renault 14, reg EUG47T submitted by Anon, 11.53am Mon December 28th 2020

"EUG47T was my first car, registered on a Renault 14GTL, loved it! Nippy for the times."

Ford Fiesta, reg H388WGG submitted by Anon, 11.52am Mon December 28th 2020

"H388 WGG Fiesta XR2 with Tigre stripes, lowered using PI springs and Koni adjustable shocks, RS bonne..."

Austin Mini, reg F47REG submitted by Elliott Long, 1.07pm Sun December 27th 2020

"If the owner of plate F47 REG sees this comment, my dad went by the nickname Fat Reg and always wante..."

MG TB Midget, reg FOE890, 8.56am Sat December 26th 2020

"I now own this car, does anyone have any details on its history and/or any old documentation?"

Vauxhall Victor, reg UN707 submitted by Jim, 1.32pm Tue December 22nd 2020

"UN707 was my Grandfather's car in the 60s which he sold to my Dad circa 1967, it was on a Vauxha..."

Renault 14, reg EUG47T submitted by Anon, 1.29pm Tue December 22nd 2020

"EUG47T was my first car, registered on a Renault 14GTL, loved it! Nippy for the times "

Morris Marina, reg 627WDC submitted by Jenn Peters, Hampshire, 7.29pm Mon December 21st 2020

"What a car! Aunty Sheila's burgundy erunaround from the seventies. Picnics, visits to a pick you..."

Ford Escort, reg WME63T submitted by Anon, Kent, 4.03pm Mon December 14th 2020

"WME 63T was....and hopefully is a white Mk2 Escort 1600 Sport. She was mine during the gorgeous Summ..."

Ford Cortina, reg OOP121R submitted by Defyingscotsman, Norfolk, 7.36pm Fri December 11th 2020

"Silver with black vinyl roof , black cloth seats and rostyle wheels I owned in about 1984 Did a lot..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle DPX762 Fiat Uploaded 5.21pm Tue Jan 19th 2021

This is a beautiful 1936 Fiat Topolino, first registered in the UK in 1938 and looks as though it...

Comment Of The Week

Morris Minor, Anon Posted at 11.48am Mon January 18th 2021

"My father was a doctor and he was a doctor in the army. In the second World War (1939 -1945) he went to India to look after the British soldiers who were there. While he..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Fiat , DPX762
  • Mercedes Benz 190, J53GRP
  • Citroen , BHY490H
  • Land Rover 109, CKW661C
  • Jensen Interceptor, HDA587J
  • BSA B25, PBN142H
  • Morris Minor, PEL495G
  • Austin A40, 407JGP
  • Humber Super, FGX92C
  • Saab 900, J10STJ
  • Volkswagen T2, WHJ468S

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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Latest User Vehicle Uploads

Most Popular Car Manufacturers

The most popular car manufacturer to be uploaded by RegArchive users is Ford with 1459 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 1459
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 665
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 432
4 Austin logo Austin 376
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 275
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 262

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.