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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

MG Midget, reg FJT199D submitted by Anon, 11.42am Mon October 12th 2020

"MG MIdget Mk II in British Racing Green. Purchased new in June 1966 from Tilleys Garage, Weymouth, D..."

Volkswagen Golf, reg E50MHV submitted by Anon, 11.41am Mon October 12th 2020

"E50MHV, VW Golf GTI. Wish I never sold it all those years ago and would love to have it back now."

Ford Mondeo, reg A9DYF submitted by Anon, 11.40am Mon October 12th 2020

"I sold my dad's ford mondeo when he died with plate A9DYF plate. Would love the plate back."

Morris Minor, reg 533YMF submitted by Anon, 11.39am Mon October 12th 2020

"First car was a 1960 Morris 1000 Convertible, which I had in 1968 to up to, and including 1971. In 19..."

Bedford CF, reg BAD84K, 11.26am Mon October 12th 2020

"My Bedford Ambulance. Reg: BAD 84K. I loved this ambulance. It had the original leather stretchers in..."

Toyota Celica, reg A644OPO submitted by StevieB, 1.42am Mon October 12th 2020

"Written off by an HGV at Heathrow Airport about 1997"

Land Rover Defender, reg T249BTD submitted by TheRedPen, 3.35pm Sun October 11th 2020

"I bought this Land Rover new in 1999 (my first 'brand new' car) and sadly wrote it off 10 y..."

Ford 300, reg DUX181L submitted by Anon, 11.51am Mon October 5th 2020

"DUX181L is the registration of my Ford 3000 Tractor first registered on 22 June 1973. DVLA cannot tra..."

Mercedes Benz 280SE, reg BTJ151L submitted by Ricardo, Lanarkshire, 12.18pm Sat October 3rd 2020

"This was a MB W108 280SE 3.5 V8 Saloon. Dark Blue in colour. My uncle owned this car."

Vauxhall Senator, reg H35UUY submitted by Jc, Warwickshire, 10.01pm Sun September 27th 2020

"Was my dads car which he loved. i have recently lost him and would love to buy it back if anyone has ..."

Ford Cortina, reg MTC178G, 10.58am Mon September 14th 2020

"MTC178G - I bought this car for £800 in May 1979, about a week after Maggie became PM from a couple ..."

Austin Healey 100, reg WBB565 submitted by Anon, 10.56am Mon September 14th 2020

"I owned Austin Healey 100/4 in the 1960's. Registration WBB565. I paid 100 pounds for it. Is it ..."

Morris Minor, reg LXN665 submitted by Peter, 8.24pm Thu September 10th 2020

"My first car in 1959. Had solid rear side windows fitted. Used in Royal Air Force for 18 months often..."

Vehicle Of The Week

Photograph of vehicle RYE9L Daimler Double Uploaded 1.36am Mon Oct 12th 2020

RYE 9L is a V12 Double Six. 5.3 litre Auto1972

Comment Of The Week

Morris Minor, Anon Posted at 11.39am Mon October 12th 2020

"First car was a 1960 Morris 1000 Convertible, which I had in 1968 to up to, and including 1971. In 1968, just 5-days after passing my Test, on Mick Jagger's Birthday..."

Notable Vehicles

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

  • Volkswagen T2, WHJ468S
  • Triumph Herald, RIU44
  • Ford Transit, LSS437W
  • Ford GT40, TVV73F
  • Toyota Supra, L717WYJ
  • Nissan 300ZX Z32, J300SWB
  • Austin Mini, YMD385
  • Austin Mini, B222KUF
  • Citroen GS, GGT935T
  • BSA M24 Gold Star, MYB358
  • Plymouth Suburban, 572YKP

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 1457 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen with 662 uploads and Vauxhall with 431 uploads. Find your registration and upload yours.

Brand Up
1 Ford logo Ford 1457
2 Volkswagen logo Volkswagen 662
3 Vauxhall logo Vauxhall 431
4 BMW logo BMW 374
5 Austin logo Austin 373
6 Triumph logo Triumph 341
7 Land Rover logo Land Rover 286
8 MG logo MG 279
9 Mercedes Benz logo Mercedes Benz 274
10 Jaguar logo Jaguar 262

Most Popular Car Models

The most popular models uploaded by RegArchive users are Ford Escorts with 375 photo uploads, followed by Volkswagen Golfs with 202 uploads and Austin Minis with 162 uploads. Search for your registration and upload a photo.

Model Up
1 Ford Escort logo Ford Escort 375
2 Volkswagen Golf logo Volkswagen Golf 202
3 Austin Mini logo Austin Mini 162
4 Volkswagen Beetle logo Volkswagen Beetle 161
5 Ford Cortina logo Ford Cortina 154
6 Ford Capri logo Ford Capri 143
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 83.7%
2 Motorcyle/Moped/Scooter 6.3%
3 Van 2.5%
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.