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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 Zodiac, reg CTG906J submitted by Chris, 12.32pm Mon December 10th 2018

"Hi. It was my second car ford zodiac executive had so much fun with it bought it 1979 with 25000 on c..."

Ford Cortina, reg PLJ611R submitted by Chris, 7.31am Tue December 4th 2018

"PLJ611R was my Dad’s pepper red Ford Cortina when I was a boy . It pulled a Monday 4 berth Caravan ..."

Ford Escort, reg XFL247J, Cambridgeshire, 6.11pm Wed November 28th 2018

"I owned this veichle in 1973. It was red with green and white stripe down each side. Shod on Dunlop D..."

MG Magnette Mk. IV, reg NTG520E submitted by AndyC, Hertfordshire, 4.55pm Tue November 27th 2018

"This car belonged to my family in the late 60's and was exported to Ireland in 1971. It was scr..."

Yamaha RD, reg CLH177T submitted by Anon, 7.29pm Mon November 19th 2018

"CLH177T was bought from Firstline motorcycles in London in August 1979, it cost £760! It is/was a Ya..."

Lada Riva, reg A909BWP submitted by Cath M, Worcestershire, 3.59pm Wed November 7th 2018

"The provenance of the car, as far as I know, is this; this early Lada Riva 1200 car has been in the ..."

MG MGB, reg HFK447D submitted by Jenny Wright, Dorset, 1.29pm Tue November 6th 2018

"My first ever car M.G.B.Roadster. A beautiful car which I drove mainly journeys to various destinatio..."

Ford Anglia, reg XKX133F submitted by Watchman, 2.16pm Tue October 30th 2018

"This was the very first brand new car I ever purchased and right from the start I noticed some proble..."

Ford Cortina, reg HLD869K, 1.09pm Mon October 29th 2018

"I'm trying to find out if this 1971 Ford Cortina GXL is still around?"

Citroen , reg NLH815 submitted by NLH815, Yorkshire, 2.03pm Tue October 16th 2018

"I owned this car from 1966 to 1968 approximately. I had the sunroof sliding gear remade using the old..."

Vauxhall Viva, reg H738YRT submitted by Dan Shaw, Devon, 8.34am Tue October 16th 2018

"Metallic blue and went like a sports car! Mum's Viva was the best car in the street, and we went..."

Land Rover , reg P162ERB, 11.10pm Sun October 14th 2018

"I.d Was advertised on Facebook in August 2018 The v5 and id for this registration was advertised for..."

Ford Escort, reg MSE600P, 5.52pm Wed October 10th 2018

"Yellow Mk2 Escort would love to know where it is now - leave me a message on here if you have any det..."

Opel Senator, reg A33JGV submitted by Sneeze, Cambridgeshire, 11.09am Sat September 29th 2018

"This was a pale green 3 litre Opel (Vauxhall) Senator, automatic. A very nice car that was traded in ..."

Ford Escort, reg KFS721X, Angus, 1.41pm Sun September 23rd 2018

"My first car. Cost me £450 from the market in 1989. Just wondering where it went after I had it."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle A909MBM Vauxhall Nova Uploaded 12.25pm Mon Dec 10th 2018

My old Nova was the exact replica of this one. Is it still going? Love to know.

Comment Of The Week

Ford Zodiac, Chris Posted at 12.32pm Mon December 10th 2018

"Hi. It was my second car ford zodiac executive had so much fun with it bought it 1979 with 25000 on clock it was like new got married and went down to Austin Allegro..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Ford Consul, 916EOJ
  • AC Cobra Ace, 240WPE
  • Toyota Celica, JKR502V
  • Bedford CF, VOW133J
  • Hillman Imp, OOO994M
  • BMW 1602, GAV974N
  • Mercedes Benz , JUC114N
  • Citroen 2CV, AVS790N
  • Citroen Dyane, VMX339Y
  • Commer Spacevan, YMY591H
  • Noble M600, M60OGB

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 1431 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 659 uploads and Vauxhall with 426 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1431
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 659
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 426
4 BMW logo BMW 368
5 Austin logo Austin 355
6 Triumph logo Triumph 334
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 282
8 MG logo MG 273
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 270
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 258

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 372 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 372
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 152
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 140
7 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 132
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 6.3%
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.