Both are automatics, but you'll get over it.
When people talk about the good old days of muscle cars, they are talking about the cars you see here. In this fantastic classic Ford vs. GM matchup, we've got a 428 Cobra Jet-powered 1969 Mustang up against a Ram Air 400-powered 1968 Firebird. These aren't some heavily modified dragstrip-prepped beasts which are no longer even remotely street legal, these are beautifully preserved original specimens.
One could even say that this was a drag race that was decades in the making.