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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

Jaguar E-Type, reg JLN192, 9.15am Mon May 10th 2021

"JLN 192 was a Jaguar owned by my parents in the mid 1950s. When was it first registered?"

Austin Mini, reg JYR675D, 9.14am Mon May 10th 2021

"Our first modern looking car Austin-7 mini, previous car was a hand painted 1939 Fiat. Not many famil..."

Austin A35, reg 398GOG submitted by Rick Johns, Worcestershire, 8.27pm Sun May 9th 2021

"This was a van that my father bought for my brother and I when we were about 14 and 17 years old. It ..."

Citroen Ami, reg NDN973M, Yorkshire, 8.07am Mon May 3rd 2021

"NDN973M was a White Citroen Ami 8 registered in August 1973, in York. Purchased by me from Haws Garag..."

MG Magnette Mk. III, reg RYF589, 3.04pm Mon April 19th 2021

"The number RYF589 was originally affixed to an MG magnette finished in British racing green and the c..."

BMW , reg VAW333 submitted by One Who Uses Indica, 10.04am Mon April 19th 2021

"Shocking to see a relatively new car with no functioning indicators. The old chap (I've cleaned ..."

Ford Escort, reg FRM711V submitted by frank, Cumberland, 9.38pm Mon April 12th 2021

"FRM711V was an orange RS2000 purchased from county garage carlisle by my dad FRANK HANNEN in 1980 it..."

Ford Cortina, reg OMT872E submitted by stoppel61, 4.14pm Sat April 10th 2021

"My first car, bought 1977 in Reading, England. The car is now in Northen Germany, off the road but dr..."

Mercedes Benz E-Class, reg SJN326, Glamorgan, 11.57am Thu April 8th 2021

"Private Plate currently assigned to a 2020 Mercedes E Class Hearse owned by Stanley J Nicholas Funera..."

Ford Zodiac, reg 830BHT, Gloucestershire, 10.30am Wed April 7th 2021

"My father owned the car from about 1965 to 1971. He bought it second hand from Sneyd Park Garage Bris..."

Datsun 1200, reg OTD480K, 7.36am Tue April 6th 2021

"OTD480K Datsun 1200 Green, first registered in 1971. Taken to Benbecula, Outer Hebrews 1978, scrapped..."

MG TA Midget, reg HMK882 submitted by Lorna Brigden, Cornwall, 7.33am Tue April 6th 2021

"HMK 882 MG TA My husband used to own this car in the late 60's selling it in 1971 in Bude Cornwa..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle HJG638N Fiat 124 Uploaded 5.03pm Mon May 10th 2021

1800 twin cam, 1975 with genuine Abarth seats and 15" x 7" alloys.

Comment Of The Week

Austin A35, Rick Johns, Worcestershire Posted at 8.27pm Sun May 9th 2021

"This was a van that my father bought for my brother and I when we were about 14 and 17 years old. It was on the front of a car workshop in Bewdley Road, Kidderminster,..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Fiat 124, HJG638N
  • TVR S4C, L96FDW
  • Jaguar XJ-S, G12XJS
  • Lambretta , DYK630
  • Austin 7, DAA423
  • Ford Consul, WPO850
  • Triumph 2.5 PI Mk1, Mk2, KTA540E
  • Morris Minor, XAU912J
  • Ford Escort, N604TOF
  • Toyota Supra, H78YGY
  • Austin Allegro, EWN280W

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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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 1464 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 665 uploads and Vauxhall with 432 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1464
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 665
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 432
4 Austin logo Austin 380
5 BMW logo BMW 376
6 Triumph logo Triumph 343
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 287
8 MG logo MG 279
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 277
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 264

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 377 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 205 uploads and Austin Minis with 162 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 377
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 205
3 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 162
4 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 161
5 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 154
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 144
7 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 134
8 MG MGB logo MG MGB 110
9 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 108
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 3% of the photos. Search out your number plate and upload yours.

Type of vehicle %
1 Car 83.7%
2 Motorcyle/Moped/Scooter 6.3%
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.