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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 S-Type, reg Y353CDU, 9.44am Mon February 26th 2024

"8 years after selling, I moved to Australia and gave up finding the car again. Then fate stepped in. ..."

Hillman Minx, reg MFN981, 9.41am Mon February 26th 2024

"My first car and loved it. Hillman Minx 1956, 1,390cc engine. front bench seat, column change gearbox..."

Morris Minor, reg UDL908K, 8.28am Tue February 20th 2024

"UDL908K is an Austin Badger Morris Minor van and has only covered 66,000 miles from new."

BMW Z3, reg 550OMX submitted by Z3owner, Buckinghamshire, 5.54pm Thu February 8th 2024

"The plate has been on this car for at least 10 years. The plate came with the car when I bought it in..."

Vauxhall Nova, reg G331BAF submitted by Bertie Bassett, Berkshire, 9.24am Tue February 6th 2024

"I owned this car from Oct 94 until May 97. Had it modified by the famous Bill Blydenstein with a big ..."

BMW 118, reg J29HYP submitted by jareynolds29, Yorkshire, 10.46pm Sat February 3rd 2024

"Bought this as my first reg and was told the correct process was followed to remove it by the dealer ..."

Standard Ten, reg XNK627 submitted by Keith Pearson, 8.06am Mon January 29th 2024

"I owned XNK 627 in 1962 it was a Standard Super 10 4-door and I was 19 and it was my first car. I liv..."

Riley RMC, reg GVC507 submitted by Melvyn Whyte, 8.04am Mon January 29th 2024

"Riley RMC 2.5 LT ROADSTER REG GVC507 I am having this car slowly restored and it is the prototype ..."

Jaguar MK, reg HEC616 submitted by Geordie, Northumberland, 1.56pm Wed January 24th 2024

"This plate was on a dark grey Jaguar MKII I used to see around in the mid 1970s, driven by a bloke we..."

Humber Super, reg CNL191B submitted by Geordie, Northumberland, 1.26pm Wed January 24th 2024

"This plate was on a Humber Super Snipe, owned by my dad for a couple of years around 1970. Still reme..."

Hillman Husky, reg ABB712B submitted by Geordie, Northumberland, 1.22pm Wed January 24th 2024

"My dad's car in the mid-late sixties. It was a maroon or dark red Hillman Husky."

MG TC Midget, reg RWV611 submitted by Carol Hope, Kent, 11.31am Mon January 22nd 2024

"Found an old photo of my grandad's MG from 1948 I think, just after the war, a picture of him an..."

Triumph , reg JAL995 submitted by Sharon, 8.15am Mon January 15th 2024

"My late father’s Triumph motorbike from 1950s to 1960s. Curious and interested if it still exists. ..."

Morris Minor, reg TAX944L, 8.14am Mon January 15th 2024

"1952 Morris Minor series 2, beige in colour. I owned it from 1963 To 1968. This was my third vehicle ..."

Jaguar MK, reg LUV1, 8.13am Mon January 15th 2024

"My dad bought a Jaguar Mk10 with the reg LUV 1, before my mother and he died in the 1970s. I was stil..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle TJG57H Volkswagen Beach Buggy Uploaded 9.47am Mon Feb 26th 2024

Finished like a classic fairground dodgem car, based on Dean Jeffries Kyote's (Mantaray) design...

Comment Of The Week

Jaguar S-Type Posted at 9.44am Mon February 26th 2024

"8 years after selling, I moved to Australia and gave up finding the car again. Then fate stepped in. I was looking for a car in OZ and wanted to show a similar car to my..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Volkswagen Beach Buggy, TJG57H
  • Commer Cob, DHO218
  • Toyota Century, B326RLM
  • Ford Anglia, DKL293C
  • Jensen C-V8, BLH18B
  • Austin Healey 3000, NAK952E
  • Morris , NLR859
  • Porsche 914, WEY332M
  • Lancia Fulvia, LFM990N
  • Ford Corsair, COO666B
  • Aston Martin , EYT663

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 1517 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 684 uploads and Vauxhall with 438 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1517
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 684
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 438
4 Austin logo Austin 399
5 BMW logo BMW 385
6 Triumph logo Triumph 355
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 294
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 386 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 205 uploads and Austin Minis with 167 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 386
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 205
3 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 167
4 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 166
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.