Shortly after we moved to our new house, some guy trying to out-run the police (down a dead end street) smashed his car into a power line, took it down, and knocked out power to the whole street area for close to 8 hours.
If I recall correctly going price brand new was 28K bucks.
Bought it a year old for 16K bucks.. That was the going price back in 1989 for a year old fully loaded Town Car. Only had 10K miles on it at the time. Kept it until 1999 and put close to 300K miles on it. No major issues with it. Came with a extended warranty which I never had to use. That was one of the best vehicles I ever owned. Everything worked perfectly. Had a awesome climate control system. Was a super low maintenance vehicle. The Town Car took the pounding of the NYC streets like a champ.
Back in the 80's and 90's the Town Car was called the Money Maker for Livery service drivers in NYC...The 302 V8 in it could have used more power but I was okay with it. Was decent on fuel.