H.B. "Toby" Halicki collection


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cchris
March 24, 2010, 03:06 AM
Many of you know of Toby Halicki, known as the car crash king, for his 1974 hit "Gone in 60 Seconds". And few know that he owned all of the cars that were damaged/wrecked in the car chase scene. Those were only a part of his collection of 100,000 cars, toys, guns, knives, and anything else you can imagine.

Here (http://articles.latimes.com/1992-05-03/news/vw-1929_1_toby-halicki) is a story about his collection. The part that I found quite interesting was this:

Hidden in the warehouse basement is an armory of rifles, submachine guns, and limited-edition six-guns commemorating the quests and victims of Wild Bill Hickok, Pat Garrett and Wyatt Earp.

This was far before my day, as I was still learning to ride a bike at the time this story was published.
So I'm wondering whatever happened to Halicki's gun collection, or if anyone has ever had the chance to see it, or perhaps just see a photograph or one piece from it. Does anyone know how expansive his collection was, or just anymore information about it? For a guy to have multiple warehouses full of stuff, I can imagine he had quite the firearms collection as well.

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JohnBT
March 24, 2010, 08:16 AM
"...his large antique toy and vintage automobile collection. Itís one of the largest in the world and contained over 100,000 antique vintage toys dating back to the 1920ís all hand picked and placed in the collection by Toby. In 1994 the court released Tobyís films to Denice, but in the battle to protect Tobyís legacy she lost the toy and car collection and was devastated. The vast collection was the size of a football field surrounded by an authentic old western town with hidden doors. When Toby would drive to work, he would drive the car into his office and park it by his desk, not unlike their 8 acre dream home Toby was building for them where the cars would drive into the house. Denice was passionate about preserving Tobyís legacy."

www.gonein60seconds.com/denice/bio.htm

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