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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 Minor, reg GCR517, 8.15am Mon May 16th 2022

"It was my dad's car the first car I drove after passing my test. I remember my dad insisted on s..."

Vauxhall Corsa, reg J10RRK, 8.12am Mon May 16th 2022

"J10RRK on Vauxhall Corsa from 15 Feb to '18 to 26 March 2019 but the original reg for Corsa was ..."

Standard Flying Fourteen, reg NLP44 submitted by Cliff Harriman, 10.24am Mon May 9th 2022

"NLP44 1947 Standard Flying 14. My first car in 1963 was bought off my boss for 46 pounds. Mablethor..."

Lambretta Li Series 1, reg XVO84, 1.42pm Mon May 2nd 2022

"FYC28K White First issued to my Lambretta LI 150 Special purchased for £220.00 brand new from Baluch..."

Norton , reg XVO84, 1.41pm Mon May 2nd 2022

"This registration plate XVO 84 belongs to a motorcycle that my dad owned, I have a photograph of me a..."

Morris Minor, reg TZP761, 1.39pm Mon May 2nd 2022

"My beautiful little convertible, Morris Minor, great memories of the roof down in winter collecting t..."

Jaguar 3.8, reg LHP622F submitted by Steve, Wiltshire, 8.40am Mon May 2nd 2022

"Currently under restoration, not been on the road as far as I can see since 1980"

Buick , reg CLB918 submitted by The Yateley Society, Hampshire, 10.45am Thu April 21st 2022

"This pre-WWII, car was used to pull the first fire engine in Yateley, Hampshire, UK. The petrol tank..."

Morris Minor, reg OLX782 submitted by Graham Bonnyman, 8.23am Mon April 11th 2022

"OLX 782 an old Morris Minor. This was the earliest car I can recall from my childhood back in the ear..."

Morris Minor, reg RUJ387 submitted by Colin, Shropshire, 6.31pm Tue April 5th 2022

"Black 4dr 1000 1958 vintage with red interior. we owned it till mid 70s then madly sold in mid 70s af..."

Peugeot Boxer, reg E273NFF, 10.21am Tue April 5th 2022

"My very first motorhome, I would love to go and visit it to see if it's still up and running."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle K2TVR TVR V8S Uploaded 1.01pm Fri May 13th 2022

Owned from new in 1992

Comment Of The Week

Morris Minor Posted at 8.15am Mon May 16th 2022

"It was my dad's car the first car I drove after passing my test. I remember my dad insisted on sitting next to me for a period and I was always extremely nervous and..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • TVR V8S, K2TVR
  • MG Y-type, EJL426
  • Armstrong , DMA671
  • Rover P4, LSK766
  • Ford Eight, AVN760
  • Alvis TD 21, 669UYK
  • Daimler V8, LDW840G
  • Bentley S, AJB400B
  • Citroen 2CV, F365JAM
  • Austin Mini, 225FYT
  • Austin Mini, 763TPK

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 1479 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 669 uploads and Vauxhall with 435 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1479
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 669
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 435
4 Austin logo Austin 390
5 BMW logo BMW 377
6 Triumph logo Triumph 347
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 289
8 MG logo MG 281
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 379 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 205 uploads and Austin Minis with 165 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 379
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 205
3 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 165
4 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 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 111
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.