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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 HHR706K, 7.14pm Mon January 15th 2018

"My 2.0GT 2 door Mk3 Cortina was originally ordered new November 1971 Dagenham build, and exported to ..."

Audi A4, reg S962SDP, 7.13pm Mon January 15th 2018

"1998 Audi A4 1.8 Turbo sport in Cactus Green. Probably the finest car I ever owned. Bought for £4000..."

Volkswagen T2, reg WPC123S, West Midlands, 5.51pm Sun January 14th 2018

"Any one know there where abouts of this vehicle"

Ford Prefect, reg GHJ728, Kent, 4.45pm Sun January 7th 2018

"This was my father's first car and as a young child, I can remember him paying for it in cash! ..."

Austin Healey Sprite, reg FSM237D submitted by sarah jane, Yorkshire, 3.28pm Thu December 28th 2017

"This was my first car. Racing Green Austin Healey Sprite, FSM 237D. I think it is now scrapped. I..."

Hillman Hunter, reg TFW365 submitted by James, Essex, 6.33pm Tue December 26th 2017

"Hey has anyone got any deets on this car? My grandad's old old car and my dad speaks so fondly o..."

Volkswagen Golf, reg G123FOO submitted by mister_messenger, Buckinghamshire, 3.01pm Sat December 16th 2017

"This registration is now on a retention document. Original car was an 89 reg. VW Golf Mk2 GTI 16v in ..."

Citroen 2CV, reg AYP222T submitted by tvspotter, Lancashire, 11.24pm Thu December 14th 2017

"Featured in Channel 4's 'Comic Strip' in the episode called Summer School. Photos to f..."

Morris Minor, reg BWE725H submitted by Dave Edwards, Warwickshire, 7.03pm Tue December 12th 2017

"Last seen around Loughborough many moons ago - perhaps the 1980s? Would like to know if still on the ..."

Holden , reg 908WNU submitted by Ziggy Dot, 11.06am Mon December 11th 2017

"It's up for auction at ibidonstorage.com.au Fort Knox Storage, Rockhampton."

Sunbeam Alpine, reg BUC851B, Lancashire, 11.12am Tue November 28th 2017

"My mother owned this car from new (1964). She lent it to me to go on my honeymoon to Bournemouth in M..."

Vauxhall Viva, reg KBM56N submitted by Leanne, Bedfordshire, 12.32pm Mon November 27th 2017

"Long summe holidays and trips to Cadover Bridge on Dartmoor. Love to see if anyone has any photos of ..."

Honda Accord, reg F27PPA, Surrey, 3.49pm Sat November 25th 2017

"I owned this car for about 5 yrs, and really enjoyed it. The 3rd Accord I owned. The engine & box..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle YMM175G De Tomaso Mangusta Uploaded 5.15pm Mon Jan 15th 2018

It's a beauty, an Italian built, Ford V8 engined 305bhp with only 401 made. I'd love to...

Comment Of The Week

Volkswagen T2, West Midlands Posted at 5.51pm Sun January 14th 2018

"Any one know there where abouts of this vehicle"

Notable Vehicles

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

  • De Tomaso Mangusta, YMM175G
  • Citroen 2CV, E703HES
  • Austin A135 Princess, YYJ884
  • Marcos Mantara, MAR600S
  • Saab 95, APO20L
  • Land Rover Range, YVB153H
  • Volkswagen Golf, GNV655V
  • Renault 16, AMJ512F
  • Ford Escort, RKC677N
  • Lambretta , PXY599
  • Talbot Sunbeam, HRD33W

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!

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 1421 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 651 uploads and Vauxhall with 421 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1421
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 651
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 421
4 BMW logo BMW 367
5 Austin logo Austin 347
6 Triumph logo Triumph 330
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 280
8 MG logo MG 271
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 265
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 256

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 371 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 201 uploads and Volkswagen Beetles with 155 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 371
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 201
3 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 155
4 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 154
5 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 151
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 140
7 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 131
8 MG MGB logo MG MGB 107
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 83.9%
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 1.8%
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.