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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

Bristol 405, reg BFC529 submitted by Kelvin Peaks, Monmouthshire, 2.00pm Mon March 12th 2018

"Hazy days spent with my aunt and uncle in the back of this car. Fast as anything, but the best times ..."

Volkswagen Beetle, reg MUU619P submitted by Lowrider-73, Cambridgeshire, 9.26pm Tue March 6th 2018

"If you are the owner please get in touch, Would love to see some pictures rjenkins@studio73.co.uk"

Ford Capri, reg D680BEO submitted by Anon, 2.24pm Mon March 5th 2018

"Ford Capri 280 Brooklands. Purchased in 1991 and enjoyed for 4 years before children ruined my fun an..."

Rover SD1 (2000/2300/2400/2600/3500/Vitesse), reg DOL426V submitted by Greg, Worcestershire, 5.28pm Sat March 3rd 2018

"This was a silver Sd1 Rover 3500 V8 that I worked on as a mechanic in Barnt Green Garage. The car was..."

Datsun 120, reg WDM224R submitted by Anon, 12.46pm Tue February 27th 2018

"My 2nd car - Datsun 120y coupe - 100% reliable in the 3 years that I owned it!!"

Norton Model 50 OHV, reg SSL751 submitted by Jeremy Thompson, Shropshire, 12.32pm Tue February 27th 2018

"Grandpa's old bike, saw it in a few ohotos of his. Trying to do family tree stuff and track thin..."

Suzuki GT, reg KNL362P, 5.23pm Wed February 21st 2018

"MY 1st bike, purchased from Ken's motorcycle shop on Westgate Rd Newcastle Tyne & Wear"

BMW 733, reg BBC666T submitted by Anon, 9.21am Mon February 19th 2018

"My dad used to own it when i was a kid. It was a 733i BMW in metalic silver green."

Ford Anglia, reg KCD804, Sussex, 11.27am Sat February 17th 2018

"It was my father's car from new in 1950"

Ford Consul, reg HRP871, Northamptonshire, 7.32pm Fri February 16th 2018

"Car was first owned by Peter H. I bought it in the 60ties and ran it for nearly two years .Having fai..."

Ford Capri, reg EVF314Y, 8.01am Tue February 13th 2018

"I was the second owner of EVF314Y, Capri 2.8i, would love to find where she is now! Let me know in th..."

BMW R65, reg KAN69W, West Midlands, 4.03pm Wed February 7th 2018

"I had this for two years 1982-4 when I lived in the West Midlands"

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle YNN672 Volkswagen Beetle Uploaded 1.56pm Mon Mar 12th 2018

Just seen the pics for this beast. Would love to buy similar. Imagine this on Brighton seafront in...

Comment Of The Week

Bristol 405, Kelvin Peaks, Monmouthshire Posted at 2.00pm Mon March 12th 2018

"Hazy days spent with my aunt and uncle in the back of this car. Fast as anything, but the best times were spent slowly creeping the cliffs in south west Wales."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Volkswagen Beetle, YNN672
  • Buick Riviera, LLB773V
  • Mini Cooper, APL914B
  • MG Maestro, F120FEP
  • Indian , MYU662
  • Volkswagen Beetle, UOK895H
  • De Tomaso Mangusta, YMM175G
  • Citroen 2CV, E703HES
  • Austin A135 Princess, YYJ884
  • Marcos Mantara, MAR600S
  • Saab 95, APO20L

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 1421 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 653 uploads and Vauxhall with 421 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1421
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 653
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 421
4 BMW logo BMW 367
5 Austin logo Austin 349
6 Triumph logo Triumph 330
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 280
8 MG logo MG 272
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 265
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 258

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 157 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 157
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 2.4%
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.