Bonhams' Goodwood Festival of Speed event in the UK, which takes place on July 13 this year, is an annual barometer of what's hot in the classic car market as collectors buy and sell not only multimillion-dollar icons but up-and-coming vehicles as well.
Judging by this year's consignments bright blue cars are more desirable than ever, exuding unique vintage appeal and making them stand out in any collection or show field. Here we've lined up five of the tastiest:
1972 Range Rover Estate
This very early example in a stunning color known as "Tuscan Blue" is a great buy at up to $44,000. Land Rover kept this body style in production for 24 years.
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Volante
One of only 29 built, this quintessential British roadster from the series directly following the 007 car is beautiful, rare and in highly original condition, with an estimate of up to $720,000.
1928 Bugatti Type 40 Grand Sport
In terms of a color being associated with a famous marque, there are very few on a par with "Bugatti Blue". This rare early touring model is estimated at up to $460,000.
1985 Land Rover D90
The steal of the sale with an estimate of up to $6,500, this was the direct precursor to the Defender branded cars and is therefore a sure bet to increase in value, especially with the future of the famous nameplate uncertain.
1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Our pick for one of the most desirable modern sports cars, this rare example in Salisbury Blue features the special "X-Pack" engine enhancements that made it more powerful than the contemporary Ferrari Testarossa. Estimated at up to $480,000.