More background information can be found here. The Wikipedia entry in the link notes that the 1981 Town Car was smaller and lighter than the largest Lincolns of 1980. Even so, it was still comparatively large. Its extreme "three-box" hard-edge, rectangular styling provided a crisp appearance, and the passenger compartment greenhouse accounted for a good share of the car's height, providing visual lightness. Nevertheless, there were defects, as I indicate below.
I find the Town Car's proportions awkward, the most objectionable aspect being the long front overhang that is emphasized by the positioning of the front wheels fairly close to the cowl and leading edge of he front door. Rear overhang was also large, giving the car a less-than-solid visual stance despite its 117.3-inch (2979 mm) wheelbase. The length was 219.2 inches (5568 mm), meaning that total overhang was about 46.5 percent of the overall length of the car.