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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 Anglia, reg SFA3 submitted by PMB, Gloucestershire, 12.34pm Sun March 12th 2023

"This reg was on my grandfather's car, a white and yellow Ford anglia when it was first designate..."

Triumph TR4, reg CZR825, 5.50pm Mon March 6th 2023

"Driven by UNCLE agent Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn) in the 1966 movie "One of Our Spies is Missi..."

Piaggio , reg TFD756, 7.39am Mon March 6th 2023

"TFD 756 was the registration number of my dad's scooter which he had in the 1950's. It was ..."

Mini 1000, reg WDW518K, 7.33am Mon March 6th 2023

"Mini 1000, I paid £150 for it after I left the Army in 1981."

Yamaha FS, reg JNN138N, 7.27am Mon March 6th 2023

"JNN138N i owned this FS1E in 1975/76/77 and would love to find out if it is still out there."

Mini Cooper, reg FBJ156C, 9.22am Sun March 5th 2023

"Used in The Italian Job original film"

Volkswagen T1, reg HOJ171L, 10.27am Mon February 27th 2023

"VOLKSWAGEN MOTOR CARAVAN (white) Reg: HOJ 171L, father's first minibus purchased brand new in Ap..."

Singer Roadster, reg AXD92 submitted by Ontario Canada, 4.58pm Sat February 25th 2023

"My Grandfather bought this car during an air raid for 20lbs and sold it after the war for 200lbs An A..."

Peugeot RCZ, reg 54HOR, Northumberland, 1.31pm Wed February 15th 2023

"I bought plate 54 HOR circa 1992 It comprises of the first three letters of my surname and the last ..."

Microcar , reg XRW875, 9.10am Mon February 13th 2023

"Bubble car XRW 875 was my mum's car. When she was pregnant with me in 1964 she parked it in the ..."

Ford Anglia, reg XHE74 submitted by Anon, 8.10am Mon February 6th 2023


Vauxhall Chevette, reg KEC23T, Worcestershire, 12.12pm Sat February 4th 2023

"KEC 23T was my first ever car when I passed my test in 1986. It was bright yellow Vauxhall Chevette s..."

Austin Maestro, reg C926HOE, 12.46pm Tue January 31st 2023

"C926HOE was a cream Maestro... my very first car and I paid £300 for it in 1993."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle K611GRW Peugeot 405 Uploaded 2.14pm Tue Mar 7th 2023

Comment Of The Week

Ford Anglia, PMB, Gloucestershire Posted at 12.34pm Sun March 12th 2023

"This reg was on my grandfather's car, a white and yellow Ford anglia when it was first designated "

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Peugeot 405, K611GRW
  • Volkswagen Beetle, HMC339B
  • Mini Cooper, FBJ156C
  • Ferarri Dino, LYH131K
  • Austin A40, 570DGK
  • Austin Healey 100, WNK551
  • Citroen 2CV, 732XVU
  • Ford Fiesta, A845XRD
  • Volkswagen Scirocco, ERB104T
  • Toyota Celica, EKO124T
  • Ford Popular, NHV577

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.

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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 1509 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 679 uploads and Vauxhall with 436 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1509
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 679
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 436
4 Austin logo Austin 394
5 BMW logo BMW 383
6 Triumph logo Triumph 348
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 293
8 MG logo MG 283
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 282
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 266

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 386 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 386
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 205
3 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 166
4 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 164
5 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 163
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 144
7 Ford Fiesta logo Ford Fiesta 135
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.