Blue Monday is believed to be the most depressing day of the year! Although there is no scientific evidence to back this, it is a known fact many people struggle in January.

To make Blue Monday, that little less blue, we bring you five amazing blue cars!

Bugatti Type 35

Image of Type 35

Photo Credits: Bugatti

Even if pre-War vintage cars aren’t your thing, the Bugatti Type 35 is one of the most effortlessly beautiful cars ever built.

Painted French racing blue to show their French nationality. This soon became an iconic colour that would later become a core brand colour. Throughout the years, this blue has been tweaked and tailored to match trends so it’s sometimes lighter, sometimes darker, but always Bugatti.

Ford GT40

Image Source: paPisc from Bologna

Powder blue and marigold Race Car Livery is timeless!

One of the most recognisable liveries in motorsport history is the Gulf Oil livery.

The Ford GT40 is synonymous with these colours and was the first car to adorn them. During, the time with this livery on, the car collected two consecutive Le Mans titles from 1968 to 69.

Over the years, they have used the famous blue on McLarens, Porsche, and Aston Martin. The Ford GT40 will always be associated with this livery.

Subaru Impreza

Subaru Impreza WRX STi Coupe – Photo Credit : FotoSleuth

We can’t mention Blue cars without giving Subaru a mention.

The iconic Blue and Yellow livery became widely popular during the brand’s dominance in the World Rally Championships.

The livery colours came to be from a sponsorship with a cigarette brand that came in dark blue packaging with a gold stripe. These colours became so iconic that the colours stayed even after the partnership ended.

Blue is a trademark of Subaru and makes them recognisable. It has become the iconic colour of the brand, all stemming from the inspiration of a cigarette brand.

Ford Mustang

Photo Credit: Motor Verso

You may not know that there are nearly 180 blue colour options for the Mustang.

The most popular colour offered is Grabber Blue, which was introduced in 1969. Over the years, the name changed to Blue Lightning, Competition Blue, and Pinto Blue.

Shelby Cobra

Photo by Brian Matangelo on Unsplash

The striking colour of the Guardsman Blue, and distinctive competition model Le Mans stripes, are iconic for this car.

FIA racing in the 1950s and 1960s, it was common practice that they painted the car in the team’s nationality entering the vehicle. American race teams adopted two colours, which also became common outside FIA racing:

  • White, with blue lengthwise stripes
  • Blue, with white lengthwise stripes

This livery has become famous among enthusiasts and can still be seen today in many examples.

According to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Blue cars account for only 17% of the market, but it is clear that Blue has been a popular colour for many brands for years

We hope this has made your Blue Monday that little less blue.

If you are struggling to cope, speak to your GP. The services below are also available 24/7 in the UK: 

  • Call the Samaritans helpline on 116 123 
  • Text SHOUT to 85258 
  • For urgent medical advice, call the NHS on 111
  • In an emergency, or if you or someone else is in danger, call 999