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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

Ford Consul, reg UYO743 submitted by David Pickles, Surrey, 12.38pm Fri September 17th 2021

"My father bought this car in 1963 when I was 8. He was a driver in the army during the war, but neve..."

Standard Vanguard Phase II, reg GGG727 submitted by Scotduck2001, Argyll, 1.37am Tue September 14th 2021

"This car was in a fatal accident at the Honeymoon Bridge, near Arrochar, Argyll on Christmas Day 1949..."

MG MGA, reg MBK333 submitted by Stuart, Hampshire, 1.48pm Mon September 13th 2021

"After only a few weeks back at Rugby I bought the MGA I think for about £300 in February 1963. (Insu..."

MG TA Midget, reg MBK333 submitted by Stuart, Hampshire, 1.43pm Mon September 13th 2021

"My next car was a 1936 MG TA CAR864. I bought this following the dismantling of my previous car – ..."

Triumph , reg MBK333 submitted by Stuart, Hampshire, 1.37pm Mon September 13th 2021

"Owned by father J T Hales in 1962. Have video but don't know how to make a photo. "

MG MGA, reg VER131 submitted by Sue Jones, Buckinghamshire, 8.11am Mon September 13th 2021

"My old MGA 1600 grey coupé in amazing condition, always wondered where she (Gloria) is now. Any phot..."

Volkswagen Golf, reg A433CUF submitted by StigOfTheDump, Gloucestershire, 7.09pm Mon August 30th 2021

"This was a rare car, not only a late and coveted Campaign model but research revealed this one had be..."

Volkswagen Golf, reg H20TSR submitted by StigOfTheDump, Gloucestershire, 6.55pm Mon August 30th 2021

"This was my car and I worked for TSR Performance. Tim Styles Racing aka TSR Performance, Bridgwater ..."

Ford Consul, reg 902CYD submitted by EddieV, Wiltshire, 7.36pm Sat August 28th 2021

"Used the car when working in London travelled home to Wiltshire every weekend before M4 was fully ope..."

Hillman Hunter, reg FWI852 submitted by Mike, Middlesex, 11.23am Wed August 25th 2021

"FWI852 REG belonged to a blue Hillman Hunter 1.5cc 1973 registered in the Irish Republic."

Ford Capri, reg SPV196L, 8.18am Mon August 23rd 2021

"SPV196L was my 2nd car. A Ford Capri 1.6XL in white with a black vinyl roof with a red go faster stri..."

Ford Capri, reg VYB828G, 8.17am Mon August 23rd 2021

"VYB 828G was my first car, registered in 1969 1.6l Ford capri in a deep red with a black vinyl roof. ..."

Morris Minor, reg NDW93, 8.16am Mon August 23rd 2021

"NDW 93 Morris Minor, as a child of the 60's, this was the first car I remember my Father having...."

Ford Anglia, reg SFW92, 8.05am Mon August 16th 2021

"SFW92, Ford Anglia 1172 side valve engine. Owned by me in 1967."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle GWA158 BSA Uploaded 1.55pm Mon Sep 13th 2021

My first car was a 1939 BSA Scout GWA158. This was a sports car 4 cyl side valve front wheel drive...

Comment Of The Week

Ford Consul, David Pickles, Surrey Posted at 12.38pm Fri September 17th 2021

"My father bought this car in 1963 when I was 8. He was a driver in the army during the war, but never took a driving test! On buying the car and applying for his..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Ford R-Series, C99JNS
  • BSA , GWA158
  • TVR Grantura, D781JPK
  • Saab 900, F727SLM
  • BSA A10, GJF410
  • Nissan Figaro, H23KHC
  • Piaggio , LDF765
  • Toyota Carina, BHJ721X
  • Ford Cortina, DWN543C
  • Rolls-Royce , KPD67K
  • Reliant Robin, BLJ247A

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 1468 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 666 uploads and Vauxhall with 432 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1468
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 666
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 432
4 Austin logo Austin 383
5 BMW logo BMW 376
6 Triumph logo Triumph 345
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 288
8 MG logo MG 279
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 278
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 265

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 377 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 205 uploads and Volkswagen Beetles with 162 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 377
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 205
3 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 162
4 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 162
5 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 155
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 144
7 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 134
8 MG MGB logo MG MGB 110
9 Vauxhall Astra logo Vauxhall Astra 108
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 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 2.1%
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.