True stock / street car racing games
A lot of games out there let you earn money in races which you then use to build up your current car or buy another, but the only ones I've seen are like Shift, where it's mostly modern cars with a few classics thrown in and fairly generic mods.
Those are great, but are there any street racing games out there, where you start off with an older beater or showroom econobox and slowly build yourself up going through the ranks of anything goes racing down backroads and city streets? Not so much the old NFS series which had a bunch of trust-fund baby cars (Mercedes, Lambos, Porsches), but something grittier with those old want-ad cars that my buddies and I used to race down back roads in the day and city streets and highways at night. Disposable Novas, mom's grocery getter or dad's station wagon, that kinda racing where you buy in and winner takes all.