opel olympia monocoque

The Opel Olympia is an early example of monocoque construction that predates wider industry adoption by three decades.

Image courtesy of nemor2, via Flickr (Creative Commons 2.0)

JD Laukkonen

JD Laukkonen turned wrenches in the north end of Seattle for a decade, so he's no stranger to the inner workings of modern automobiles. He has worked as a freelance writer since closing his shop in 2007, and he currently covers automotive technology for Lifewire.com.

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