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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

Bedford SB, reg OAE702, Devon, 4.02pm Mon November 27th 2023

"As a boy in the 1970s, I travelled to school in an old Bedford SB bus registration number OAE 702. Th..."

Ford Escort, reg F476MAR, 4.00pm Mon November 27th 2023

"Looking for FORD RS TURBO REG.NO F476MAR"

Bitter , reg 75UVX, 3.59pm Mon November 27th 2023

"75UVX was a Berkeley T60 that I purchased in the 70s for £25.00 It was my family transport for five ..."

Peugeot 205, reg G185OAA, Cheshire, 8.15pm Thu November 16th 2023

"Graphite grey. Quick enough for a car without injection. Had a lot of fun in it back in the 90's..."

Morris Minor, reg VWG910 submitted by Car Crazy, Perthshire, 9.00pm Sun November 12th 2023

"This was the car I learned to drive in year 1966 at a Falkirk Driving School and passed my test firs..."

Austin 10, reg BMT682, 11.52am Mon November 6th 2023

"BMT682 was the registration for an Austin 10 4 door built in the 1930's. The fastest it ever wen..."

Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, reg HGO205T submitted by Anon, 11.58am Mon October 30th 2023

"I had a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow in Metallic Silver with Low Mileage and Black Vinyl Roof Reg 45K fr..."

Bedford CF, reg M616HWS submitted by Madge Allen, Hampshire, 5.52pm Mon October 23rd 2023

"My old Bedford CF2 motorhome! Drive like a dream, but only when she wanted to. Took us down to Portug..."

Rover P4, reg RLK968, 5.42pm Mon October 23rd 2023

"RLK 968 was registered to my Rover 90 up to the 1970's"

Chrysler Alpine, reg BWR67S, 1.20pm Mon October 16th 2023

"BWR67S was my first brand-new car. A royal Blue Chrysler Alpine with a black vinyl roof. The registra..."

Audi S3, reg E20MLA, 1.17pm Mon October 16th 2023

"Audi S3 8p1 hatch 350 bhp. Dsg. Loads of fun but super expensive to run and maintain. E20MLA had this..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle WLE358 Aston Martin DB4 Uploaded 4.14am Sun Nov 19th 2023

I owned this vehicle from December 1969 until 1972

Comment Of The Week

Peugeot 205, Cheshire Posted at 8.15pm Thu November 16th 2023

"Graphite grey. Quick enough for a car without injection. Had a lot of fun in it back in the 90's."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Aston Martin DB4, WLE358
  • Datsun 240, STK58L
  • Volkswagen T2, XMW515A
  • Lada Riva, L923TGN
  • Ford Cortina, BOY450H
  • Bedford CF, PFX427W
  • Austin Montego, D58NUS
  • Triumph 5T, HBK735
  • Morris Minor, 154FWJ
  • Wolseley Hornet, AAJ509B
  • Austin Mini, NBU334W

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.

Latest News And Articles

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 1515 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 683 uploads and Vauxhall with 438 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1515
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 683
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 438
4 Austin logo Austin 398
5 BMW logo BMW 385
6 Triumph logo Triumph 352
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 294
8 MG logo MG 284
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 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.