That's the whole point, who cares what other people think. Let them think what they want.
I was driving my W124 300E-24 Sportline (Still have it) in the UK and there it is a seriously old car. The roads are full of BMW's and Mercedes like there are Corolla's here.
There are those here who do want cars like these and appreciate them.
I see a lot of clean W124's getting snapped up very quickly here.