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Corgi 471 "Joe's diner" vs. "patates frites"

Postby Thepowerofdreams » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:22 am

Hello,
I got a 471 smith*s karrier van snack bar car with it's side flap missing.
How can one distinguish whether it's the regular Joe's diner or the Belgium export model (under the condition of the missing flap)?
Thanks in advance
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Re: Corgi 471 "Joe's diner" vs. "patates frites"

Postby Fred7A » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:02 pm

With the flap missing there's no difference, so you can claim it's the rare version! :D
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Re: Corgi 471 "Joe's diner" vs. "patates frites"

Postby jeff f » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:11 pm

i allways thought the front advert was diffrent, in the cab roof
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Re: Corgi 471 "Joe's diner" vs. "patates frites"

Postby Fred7A » Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:43 am

You'd expect the front sign to be different, but it says Snack Bar on both versions.
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Re: Corgi 471 "Joe's diner" vs. "patates frites"

Postby Thepowerofdreams » Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:21 pm

When looking at the various pictures you can find in the net, as far as it concerns the Joe's interior - it appears to me that the accessories like the cashbox in the rear and what might be a coffee machine in the front are obviously existing in different colour tones. (kind of bronze instead of silver and red)
Someone has a clue? (not the distinctive feature?)
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Re: Corgi 471 "Joe's diner" vs. "patates frites"

Postby 350tvr » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:41 pm

I've always thought the Patates Frites version is so easy to forge that I've never spent my hard earned cash buying one.

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