Exciting. Jaguar is to recreate the ‘missing’ 128 X-Types that never reached their middle-management drivers in 2008 because a fleet operator cancelled the order.

No, that’s not right. Actually, Jaguar is recreating nine XKSSs that were destroyed by fire in 1957. You may remember it remade some ‘missing’ lightweight E-Types last year, and that went down so well that it has decided to do it again.

Read more: New Jaguar XKSS revealed in LA 

But the X-Type gag, cheap though it was, is a reminder that, no matter how much rich heritage a company has (and Jaguar has its share), there are things in our pasts we’d prefer not to sing and dance about.

For example, Volkswagen invented the Golf (yay) but then fitted it with cheating diesel engines (boo). Bruce Willis made Pulp Fiction and Die Hard (yippee ki yay) but also Hudson Hawk (hmm).