BMW's original E23 seven sedan recently turned 30 years old so we thought it'd be interesting to post this informative video on the background of the car and what it'd be like to own one today. Part of the history behind this car is that it was released at a time when emissions controls were being implemented and the idea of a large sports sedan was unfeasible.

Produced by Gunnar Heinrich of Automobiles De Luxe, the eight-minute video makes what could be an otherwise mundane clip about a '70s sedan rather enjoyable to watch. The accompanying soundtrack is also good for a laugh.

[Source: YouTube]

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