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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

Morris Marina, reg YJO637K, 8.44pm Mon December 5th 2022

"YJO 637K Morris Marina 1.8 in Harvest gold. This was my first car, given to me by my grandfather afte..."

Citroen 2CV, reg GFY848N submitted by William, Kent, 11.02am Fri December 2nd 2022

"I found this car in a breakers yard in Lewisham s e London in September 1987 and managed to rescue it..."

Austin A30, reg PVF711, 8.13am Tue November 29th 2022

"PVF711 Austin A30. The carburetor used to ice up - usually, the engine was warm enough to melt it if ..."

Morris Minor, reg UDL908K, 8.12am Tue November 29th 2022

"UDL908K is on a Morris Minor van and has only done 65000 miles from new."

Standard Vanguard Phase I, reg HNT148, 8.11am Tue November 29th 2022

"HNT 148, a Standard Vanguard. The family argued whether it was blue or grey."

Ford Classic, reg WTY664, 12.45am Mon November 21st 2022

"Owned by my father from 1966 to 1971, from 13000 to 91000 miles"

Ford Anglia, reg SGY542, 12.40am Mon November 21st 2022

"Owned by my father from 1962 to 1966"

Vauxhall Astra, reg S777EFP submitted by S777, Staffordshire, 4.36pm Wed November 16th 2022

"My now husband bought me this number plate for my first birthday we shared together. At the time I wa..."

Ford Escort, reg JTE44P, 1.05pm Mon November 14th 2022

"My first Orange 4 door Ford escort 1.1 popular. I was 18 and drove this car all over the northwest of..."

Ford Escort, reg B303WND, 1.04pm Mon November 14th 2022

"Ford escort Rs turbo mk3 but mk1 Rs turbo in white, purchased from fast lane cars in Standish Wigan, ..."

Hillman Avenger, reg KPK564K, 1.03pm Mon November 14th 2022

"Hillman Avenger GL. Metallic Gold. 1972. Named Purdy."

Foden S, reg YXP359, 1.02pm Mon November 14th 2022

"YXP 359 is a registration placed in a Foden Truck opened and operated by S Clark & sons LTD. It w..."

Morris Minor, reg XNU119F, Nottinghamshire, 1.00pm Mon November 14th 2022

"Originally owned and used by the Notts Police - I bought it in 1971 and ran it until 1975. Unusually ..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle W943LDA Rover 75 Uploaded 11.47am Mon Dec 5th 2022

Comment Of The Week

Citroen 2CV, William, Kent Posted at 11.02am Fri December 2nd 2022

"I found this car in a breakers yard in Lewisham s e London in September 1987 and managed to rescue it . I still have the car in storage and intend to return it to the..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Rover 75, W943LDA
  • Ligier , E902JVC
  • Austin , XKR153A
  • Ford Prefect, VHU274
  • Isuzu Trooper, L14RDY
  • Honda CF50, RYG80L
  • Mercedes Benz 200D, GYF769N
  • Mini Cooper, OYE133L
  • Volkswagen Polo, G963HJW
  • BMW 540, A1JBX
  • Mini 1000, B852HGM

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 1497 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 676 uploads and Vauxhall with 436 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1497
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 676
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 436
4 Austin logo Austin 392
5 BMW logo BMW 381
6 Triumph logo Triumph 347
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 291
8 MG logo MG 283
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 281
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 266

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 383 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 205 uploads and Austin Minis with 166 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 383
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 205
3 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 166
4 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 162
5 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 161
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 144
7 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 134
8 MG MGB logo MG MGB 111
9 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 108
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 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.