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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

BSA B50, reg STV385H, 9.11am Mon January 21st 2019

"My old BSA stone motorcycle 175 dual twin STV 385H."

Ford Transit, reg G203RMY submitted by Anon, 9.09am Mon January 21st 2019

"My dad's old 1990 Transit pickup truck. It was white with a blue bed. We had it since 2000 but s..."

Volkswagen Beetle, reg CWP852B submitted by Anon, Cornwall, 10.49am Mon January 14th 2019

"Cwp852b was a fawn beetle which I passed my test in. She saw many sights during her illustrious time ..."

Land Rover 90, reg P98EUT, 1.23pm Mon January 7th 2019

"Come to Germany in 2012. Buy it 2018 in a shabby condition an rebuild it. Passed German MOT and makes..."

Volkswagen Beetle, reg 69BCY submitted by Anon, 1.21pm Mon January 7th 2019

"69 BCY... I owned this car in 1970's. It was at the time registered on a Volkswagen Beetle, blac..."

Lancia Beta, reg BTF964V, 6.42am Tue December 18th 2018

"The car was a two-door convertible called the Spyder with 2+2 seating. It featured a targa top roof p..."

Mitsubishi Galant, reg SGU593R, 11.53pm Mon December 17th 2018

"SGU593R a white 1977 Colt (Mitsubishi) Galant GTO GSR 2 litre 2 door pillarless coupe. I don't t..."

MG Midget, reg GPD67C, 11.51pm Mon December 17th 2018

" GPD 67C MG midget my dad built it for my mum in the 70’s he was a development engineer at MG Abin..."

Ford Consul, reg BPN2B submitted by Ian, Suffolk, 5.32pm Tue December 11th 2018

"Ford Consul Capri GT, 1500 cc Kent engine. As per the Mk1 Cortina GT. 2 door pillarless coupe. Lovely..."

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 ..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle CAS763 Borgward Isabella Uploaded 9.16am Mon Jan 21st 2019

1,493cc engine and just under 75,000 on the clock, restored over 11 years at a cost of £11,000.

Comment Of The Week

Ford Transit, Anon Posted at 9.09am Mon January 21st 2019

"My dad's old 1990 Transit pickup truck. It was white with a blue bed. We had it since 2000 but sadly had to sell it in 2012 due to low funds. Please if anyone knows..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Borgward Isabella, CAS763
  • Citroen SM, WHJ589M
  • Mercedes Benz 230, PRX858B
  • Mercedes Benz 350SDL, EKH307K
  • Ford Consul, 916EOJ
  • AC Cobra Ace, 240WPE
  • Toyota Celica, JKR502V
  • Bedford CF, VOW133J
  • Hillman Imp, OOO994M
  • BMW 1602, GAV974N
  • Mercedes Benz , JUC114N

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 283
8 MG logo MG 273
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 272
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.