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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 Capri, reg TDP935Y submitted by Michael Wright, Cumberland, 11.30am Tue February 12th 2019

"I Purchased the car in 2012, and have it to the present day being 7th February 2019. Since My owners..."

Austin Healey Sprite, reg YXV841 submitted by Roger, Hampshire, 1.29pm Mon February 11th 2019

"I owned this car not long after I passed my driving test in 1968. I bought her from a chap in Portsw..."

Triumph 6T Thunderbird, reg XHV371, 12.47pm Mon February 11th 2019

"Toured Ireland & Scotland on it, low compression pistons, reved well, didn't vibrate. Lovely..."

Vauxhall Cresta, reg JTO787D submitted by 61cresta, Antrim, 10.37pm Thu February 7th 2019

"My dad owned this 1966 Vauxhall Cresta deluxe, dark blue, in the early seventies, in Belfast, N.I. It..."

Vauxhall Nova, reg C666FTA, 2.14pm Wed January 30th 2019

"Fitted with a red Nova Sport back silencer box!"

Ford Fiesta, reg OYK620Y submitted by Anon, 7.47pm Mon January 28th 2019

"OYK620Y navy blue Ford Fiesta Popular. In Glasgow in the early 90s. Is it still around? Much happened..."

BSA B50, reg STV385H, 9.11am Mon January 21st 2019

"My old BSA stone motorcycle 175 dual twin STV 385H."

Ford Transit, reg G203RMY submitted by Anon, 9.09am Mon January 21st 2019

"My dad's old 1990 Transit pickup truck. It was white with a blue bed. We had it since 2000 but s..."

Volkswagen Beetle, reg CWP852B submitted by Anon, Cornwall, 10.49am Mon January 14th 2019

"Cwp852b was a fawn beetle which I passed my test in. She saw many sights during her illustrious time ..."

Land Rover 90, reg P98EUT, 1.23pm Mon January 7th 2019

"Come to Germany in 2012. Buy it 2018 in a shabby condition an rebuild it. Passed German MOT and makes..."

Volkswagen Beetle, reg 69BCY submitted by Anon, 1.21pm Mon January 7th 2019

"69 BCY... I owned this car in 1970's. It was at the time registered on a Volkswagen Beetle, blac..."

Lancia Beta, reg BTF964V, 6.42am Tue December 18th 2018

"The car was a two-door convertible called the Spyder with 2+2 seating. It featured a targa top roof p..."

Mitsubishi Galant, reg SGU593R, 11.53pm Mon December 17th 2018

"SGU593R a white 1977 Colt (Mitsubishi) Galant GTO GSR 2 litre 2 door pillarless coupe. I don't t..."

MG Midget, reg GPD67C, 11.51pm Mon December 17th 2018

" GPD 67C MG midget my dad built it for my mum in the 70’s he was a development engineer at MG Abin..."

Ford Consul, reg BPN2B submitted by Ian, Suffolk, 5.32pm Tue December 11th 2018

"Ford Consul Capri GT, 1500 cc Kent engine. As per the Mk1 Cortina GT. 2 door pillarless coupe. Lovely..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle JBY718J Lancia Fulvia Uploaded 3.10pm Mon Feb 18th 2019

A 1972 Rosso red model, imported from Italy in 2017 and with a reasonable 1.3 engine!

Comment Of The Week

Ford Capri, Michael Wright, Cumberland Posted at 11.30am Tue February 12th 2019

"I Purchased the car in 2012, and have it to the present day being 7th February 2019. Since My ownership I have won numerous awards with it, and had it in July editions..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Renault Clio, P66PUP
  • Lancia Fulvia, JBY718J
  • Porsche 911, S612DEH
  • Citroen 2CV, PDD854
  • Borgward Isabella, CAS763
  • Borgward Isabella, CAS763
  • Citroen SM, WHJ589M
  • Mercedes Benz 230, PRX858B
  • Mercedes Benz 350SDL, EKH307K
  • Ford Consul, 916EOJ
  • AC Cobra Ace, 240WPE

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 1431 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 659 uploads and Vauxhall with 426 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1431
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 659
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 426
4 BMW logo BMW 368
5 Austin logo Austin 356
6 Triumph logo Triumph 334
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 283
8 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 273
9 MG logo MG 273
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 258

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 372 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 202 uploads and Volkswagen Beetles with 159 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 372
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 202
3 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 159
4 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 154
5 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 152
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 140
7 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 132
8 MG MGB logo MG MGB 108
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.