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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

Mini , reg A100HVM submitted by inglenookspider, Lanarkshire, 1.18pm Sat July 6th 2024

"I bought this mini from a friend in 1997. At the time it was white. I had it sprayed purple but kep..."

Lambretta TV/GT Range, reg BYW283B, Staffordshire, 10.44pm Fri June 21st 2024

"I bought this scooter in Ballam/ Tooting London in 1968 and brought it back to Stoke-on-Trent. I sold..."

Mini Cooper, reg RPA617 submitted by Sally Poppins, Warwickshire, 4.19pm Tue June 18th 2024

"I still remember my first car, a 1970s Mini Cooper! It was small, stylish, and incredibly fun to driv..."

BMW 330, reg Y8NJH submitted by neo, 6.05pm Mon June 10th 2024

"My father owned this car from ~2013 to some time before 2017. He fitted smoothed mirrors (to repla..."

Lotus Seven, reg JYY915K, 3.15pm Tue June 4th 2024

"I built this car back in 1972 when I was 23 years old in a friends garage in Golders Green. I drove t..."

Austin 1300, reg AMF928A, 7.17pm Wed May 29th 2024

"Exported to Ireland to new plate 24yfi. Tipperary. The car is 1974 Austin 1300"

Austin Mini, reg HRS418T submitted by Pam Whiteford, Lancashire, 9.58am Mon May 20th 2024

"Aunty's old car, remember it for its exhaust wobbles and noises and how she'd double declut..."

Vauxhall , reg LMN424, 10.17am Mon May 13th 2024

"Morning. I am trying to find my dad's old Vauxhall LNM 424 please can you help thanks."

Austin Mini, reg LMP586C, 10.15am Mon May 13th 2024

"LMP586C was my first car, a 1965 Mini 850 in Tartan Red. First registered in London, but bought by me..."

Ford Prefect, reg WYW816 submitted by Mike, Hertfordshire, 6.46am Fri May 10th 2024

"This was my father's first car, which he owned from about 1965 to 1970, when he replaced it with..."

Hillman Avenger, reg RTF553L submitted by Wapopwa, Lancashire, 10.56am Sun April 21st 2024

"First brand new car we had as a family and my Dad's absolute pride and joy. Metallic green paint..."

Mercedes Benz E-Class, reg N100DJT, Glamorgan, 7.46pm Tue April 16th 2024

"Private Plate Currently Reassigned To A 2006 Coleman Milne Mercedes Benz Hearse In Black and Is Owned..."

Austin 1100, reg HYP618P submitted by Brian Cooper, Buckinghamshire, 12.00pm Mon April 15th 2024

"Is old Bertha anywhere? She was dark red with a black vinyl roof, the last time I had her she had a c..."

Vauxhall Victor, reg N615REF, Warwickshire, 8.27am Mon April 8th 2024

"Vauxhall Victor FB Deluxe Estate. Bought for £100 in December 1975. Best car I ever owned."

Triumph T110 Tiger, reg MRK106, Lincolnshire, 10.31am Sat March 30th 2024

"A beautiful bike sold because I became scared of the terrible Manchester bus drivers who delighted in..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle D391HHN Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Uploaded 9.25am Mon Jul 8th 2024

This is a 6.7-litre 3-speed auto example in black and yellow with just over 100,00 miles on the...

Comment Of The Week

Mini , inglenookspider, Lanarkshire Posted at 1.18pm Sat July 6th 2024

"I bought this mini from a friend in 1997. At the time it was white. I had it sprayed purple but kept the white roof. I changed cars later that year and kept the plate..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, D391HHN
  • Harley Davidson Sprint, GVU722D
  • Austin Healey Sprite, 410EAO
  • Reliant Rialto, TGF708L
  • Lotus Europa, FWW547M
  • Reliant Regal/ Supervan III, MRX39L
  • Volkswagen Caravelle, CVO489C
  • Ford , K444ASA
  • Ford Cortina, JJE444F
  • Lancia Fulvia, RGK522L
  • Ferarri 412, E110OFR

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 1521 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 685 uploads and Vauxhall with 438 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1521
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 685
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 438
4 Austin logo Austin 400
5 BMW logo BMW 385
6 Triumph logo Triumph 355
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 296
8 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 285
9 MG logo MG 284
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 272

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 387 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 205 uploads and Austin Minis with 168 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 387
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 205
3 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 168
4 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 167
5 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 164
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 144
7 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 135
8 MG MGB logo MG MGB 111
9 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 109
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%
7 Campervan/Motorhome 2%
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.