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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

Vauxhall Vectra, reg P381PRO, 9.27pm Fri May 18th 2018

"Worst car I ever owned. Bits literally dropped off, bodywork was poor quality, and it leaked raw fuel..."

BMW 318, reg T164LAF, 9.24pm Fri May 18th 2018

"Owned it for 6 years and in that time I kept it spotless. Apart from rear wishbone and brake disc rep..."

Peugeot 106, reg V82NPP, 9.19pm Fri May 18th 2018

"Wonderful little reliable workhorse that passed all mots that it went through during the 5 years I ha..."

Lotus Elan, reg WCT210K, Lincolnshire, 9.06am Mon May 14th 2018

"Reg 1972 Brand new when I got it. Sunburst yellow with a speckled silver hard top. Exciting car to dr..."

Triumph Stag, reg CEE23L, Lincolnshire, 8.56am Mon May 14th 2018

"Worst car I ever owned, Head gasket blew 3 times in less than 12 months. Nice Purple colour though (P..."

Dodge , reg NPE655P submitted by cubist, Cambridgeshire, 7.57am Tue May 8th 2018

"1974 Winnebago Brave D19. Dodge M300. 5.2 Dodge. Torqueflite. Dana 70. Full ground up restoratio..."

Mercedes Benz SL-Class, reg BFL305B submitted by cubist, Cambridgeshire, 7.47am Tue May 8th 2018

"1964 Mercedes Benz 230SL Pagoda. Silver. Silver hardtop. Navy convertible hood. Navy leather. Ca..."

Porsche 356, reg SSL889 submitted by cubist, Cambridgeshire, 7.40am Tue May 8th 2018

"1956 356A 1600NA. Silver. Red leather. Red carpet. Off white headlining. Matching Nos. All ori..."

Austin A55 Cambridge, reg RDW692D, 8.46am Mon April 30th 2018

"This was Dads car when I was young. It was a two tone green Austin Cambridge A55. It was called "..."

Triumph Herald, reg MTV433F, 5.23pm Mon April 23rd 2018

"I owned it a long time ago, planned to turn it into a kit car but couldnt bear driving it so sold it ..."

Hillman Minx, reg 551UMP, 3.13pm Sat April 21st 2018

"I bought this car in Harrow Weald around 1963 and ran it for about five years"

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle SUU803R Ford Transit Uploaded 2.59pm Tue May 22nd 2018

A lovely classic, should be in a museum. Great pop top.

Comment Of The Week

BMW 318 Posted at 9.24pm Fri May 18th 2018

"Owned it for 6 years and in that time I kept it spotless. Apart from rear wishbone and brake disc replacements from wear and tear it gave me excellent service. Sadly it..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Ford Transit, SUU803R
  • Vauxhall VX4/90, GOV810
  • Triumph Stag, GAC6N
  • Austin Healey Sprite, 523MPX
  • Datsun 280, FAE821W
  • Volkswagen Scirocco, G743KNY
  • Austin 3-Litre, 507GWJ
  • Volkswagen T25/T3, E573YKJ
  • Land Rover 109, MJP936W
  • Suzuki , UTO96H
  • Vauxhall Viva, CVS108T

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 1423 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 655 uploads and Vauxhall with 424 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1423
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 655
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 424
4 BMW logo BMW 367
5 Austin logo Austin 351
6 Triumph logo Triumph 334
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 282
8 MG logo MG 272
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 266
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 83.8%
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.