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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

Nissan Sunny, reg T26SAJ submitted by Richard Brown, Durham, 9.50am Mon June 27th 2022

"My first used car imported to the UK. It was a Nissan Sunny 1300 cc red colour. Just have to see the ..."

Ford Granada, reg A666DNN, 9.48am Mon June 27th 2022

"Looks like a mayoral or similar officials car. I have a photograph of it in 1984 but you don't p..."

Skoda Fabia, reg W771XHS submitted by Jim, Renfrewshire, 11.22pm Fri June 17th 2022

"Bought pre-registered around 2000 and traded in 2012."

Seat Ibiza, reg R934FNS submitted by Jim, Renfrewshire, 11.16pm Fri June 17th 2022

"Bought new but pre-registered (so bargain priced) from a dealer in 1997 and traded in around 2004. ..."

Fiat Cinquecento, reg L607TES submitted by Jim, Renfrewshire, 11.03pm Fri June 17th 2022

"My wife's first car of her own. Bought from a dealer around 1996 and traded in around 2000. A..."

Peugeot 405, reg F711MGA submitted by Jim, Renfrewshire, 10.56pm Fri June 17th 2022

"Bought privately in 1995 and traded in 1997. Gave the highest top speed I've driven in a car, ..."

Austin Montego, reg D58NUS submitted by Jim, Renfrewshire, 10.46pm Fri June 17th 2022

"Bought 2nd hand in 1991 from a dealer and traded in 1995. My least favourite car I have owned sadly..."

Toyota Corolla, reg A561TUS submitted by Jim, Renfrewshire, 10.36pm Fri June 17th 2022

"Bought 2nd hand from a dealer in 1988 and traded in 1991 due to expanding family. Lovely engine &am..."

Volkswagen Jetta, reg FGD171X submitted by Jim, Renfrewshire, 10.29pm Fri June 17th 2022

"Bought 2nd hand around 1985 from a dealer and traded in 1988."

Vauxhall Chevette, reg PGE832V submitted by Jim, Renfrewshire, 10.24pm Fri June 17th 2022

"My first car. Bought 2nd hand from a dealer around the end of 1982 and traded in around 1985."

Riley Elf (Mini), reg KMK316C, 8.06am Mon June 13th 2022

"KMK 316C was purchased from the prior owner in Michigan this past February. I have no idea how many h..."

Austin Mini, reg 319CXU, Dorset, 11.51pm Sun June 12th 2022

"This van had the 848cc engine and 4 speed manual gearbox."

TVR Chimaera, reg P4MPD submitted by HJBold, Cheshire, 10.00pm Sat June 11th 2022

"One of my dad's old cars and he'd love to know if it is still around!"

Vauxhall Senator, reg M3UUG, Hampshire, 4.06pm Tue June 7th 2022

"If you have this plate I would like to buy it"

Ford Capri, reg A888GRF submitted by Anon, 12.02pm Mon June 6th 2022

"FORD CAPRI 2.8i twin-turbo, blue on silver, bought this car in the ’80s and wish I’d never sold i..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle UCP244R Saab 96 Uploaded 10.23am Mon Jun 27th 2022

This Saab 96 has been in the same family since it was bought in 1976 until 1991. It's based in...

Comment Of The Week

Nissan Sunny, Richard Brown, Durham Posted at 9.50am Mon June 27th 2022

"My first used car imported to the UK. It was a Nissan Sunny 1300 cc red colour. Just have to see the origin of this car. If anyone has any photos, please post them here,..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Volkswagen Jetta, FGD171X
  • Saab 96, UCP244R
  • Land Rover Range, KVC941P
  • Alfa Romeo GTV, C756DHV
  • Ford Sierra, B375EUJ
  • Citroen GSA, FYC295Y
  • Morris Minor, 229BKP
  • TVR V8S, K2TVR
  • MG Y-type, EJL426
  • Armstrong , DMA671
  • Rover P4, LSK766

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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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 1482 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 675 uploads and Vauxhall with 436 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1482
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 675
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 436
4 Austin logo Austin 391
5 BMW logo BMW 377
6 Triumph logo Triumph 347
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 290
8 MG logo MG 281
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 166 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 166
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 111
9 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 108
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 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.