Back in 2020 I bumped into a genuine barnfind MiniJem in my native Netherlands. The car had been put in storage back in 1984 and hadn't moved a wheel since. It was a Mk2, complete and looking good but the papers had gone lost. The car was offered to me but I didn't buy it, which I regretted immediately afterwards (story with dusty 'as found' pictures here). It went to another Dutch chap, whom I visited half a year later. He told me he would be restoring the car but I understand he sold it on once again, now presumably with the registration (YBH 849J) put back on the car. I haven't heard from it since, but was now send the pictures below. It only seems to have been cleaned - a little. Where is it now?
Meanwhile yet another Mk2 MiniJem was found in The Netherlands, now an empty shell with all the glass. It was rediscovered two years ago now and turned out to be another car of British origins that had been laid apart in this country decades ago. I was once again interested but happened to be in the UK at the time and it went to somebody else. I hope the car will be restored also.
Now, it does make one wonder: how many more MiniJems are there in The Netherlands? I did find another picture of one published in an old Dutch motoring magazine. The caption read: "Believed to be the only Mini Jem in The Netherlands" but I think it is not one of the two cars mentioned here..! Anyone?