Sandy Springs leaders have endorsed efforts of a group that wants to bring an automobile museum to the city. The group also wants to promote activities related to collectible cars and racing.

The Sandy Springs City Council on June 1 approved a resolution of support for the proposal by Sandy Springs Unique Vehicles, or SSUV. Gail Ripans and Oliver Porter presented the plan at the council meeting May 17. Ripans and Porter, both members of the SSUV board, sought a resolution from the city as a means to entice corporate sponsors.

Porter said in May that the group was not seeking money from the city to pay for startup or operational costs. The museum would be paid for by community fundraising efforts, he said.

SSUV has filed for nonprofit status. The group looks to acquire property for a permanent facility by the end of the year, Porter said.