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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 Cortina, reg BHR719 submitted by Ken Little, Norfolk, 4.15pm Mon April 16th 2018

"Uncle Bert's old Cortina. Nippy car, we'd hare around the Norfolk countryside, endless summ..."

Mercedes Benz 350SDL, reg SBH52 submitted by Anon, 11.20am Mon April 9th 2018

"Just seen this car on TV in an Agatha Christie film called Sleeping Murder, registration number SBH 5..."

Austin Healey Sprite, reg 275UYK submitted by Brian Jenkins, Kent, 2.09pm Tue April 3rd 2018

"This Austin Healey Sprite, a green 948cc model was always parked on my neighbour's drive. It use..."

BMW 328, reg LAF656L submitted by Anon, 11.11am Mon March 26th 2018

"Was my dads car but was sat idle in a garage when they wanted crazy expenses, they apparently sold it..."

Honda CD, reg GKC47L submitted by jeff, 10.16pm Fri March 23rd 2018

"this bike is as new now after a full nut and bolt restoration, will upload photos soon . registered o..."

Subaru Impreza, reg W87FRN submitted by Divine, Yorkshire, 5.12pm Wed March 21st 2018

"Dad owned this car in 2009-2010ish when I was a young lad. "

Subaru WRX and WRX STI, reg S88WRX submitted by Divine, Yorkshire, 12.15am Wed March 21st 2018

"Dad imported this car back in December 1998. He owned it around a year or so and sold it. Currently l..."

Morris , reg NTN919, Angus, 9.56am Tue March 20th 2018

"I've since been told that this is most likely a Morris Z type van."

Morris Twelve, reg DMU745 submitted by Anon, 12.44pm Mon March 19th 2018

"DMU745 was the licence plate of my fathers car, Morris 12, during ww2. I have an A.M. Form 1537 certi..."

Austin Mini, reg VVS923, 5.54pm Tue March 13th 2018

"I own this car and currently giving it a full restoration "

Bristol 405, reg BFC529 submitted by Kelvin Peaks, Monmouthshire, 2.00pm Mon March 12th 2018

"Hazy days spent with my aunt and uncle in the back of this car. Fast as anything, but the best times ..."

Volkswagen Beetle, reg MUU619P submitted by Lowrider-73, Cambridgeshire, 9.26pm Tue March 6th 2018

"If you are the owner please get in touch, Would love to see some pictures rjenkins@studio73.co.uk"

Ford Capri, reg D680BEO submitted by Anon, 2.24pm Mon March 5th 2018

"Ford Capri 280 Brooklands. Purchased in 1991 and enjoyed for 4 years before children ruined my fun an..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle VPK914 Hillman Minx Uploaded 2.47pm Sun Apr 15th 2018

Comment Of The Week

Ford Cortina, Ken Little, Norfolk Posted at 4.15pm Mon April 16th 2018

"Uncle Bert's old Cortina. Nippy car, we'd hare around the Norfolk countryside, endless summer days and evenings in pub beer gardens. Dad wasn't around much..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Volkswagen Scirocco, G743KNY
  • Austin 3-Litre, 507GWJ
  • Volkswagen T25/T3, E573YKJ
  • Land Rover 109, MJP936W
  • Suzuki , UTO96H
  • Vauxhall Viva, CVS108T
  • Volkswagen Beetle, YNN672
  • Buick Riviera, LLB773V
  • Mini Cooper, APL914B
  • MG Maestro, F120FEP
  • Indian , MYU662

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 1422 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 655 uploads and Vauxhall with 422 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1422
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 655
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 422
4 BMW logo BMW 367
5 Austin logo Austin 351
6 Triumph logo Triumph 331
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 83.9%
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.