By Jonathan Davies

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars sold more than 4,000 cars in 2014 for the first time in its 111 year history.

The luxury manufacturer sold 4,063, 12% up on last year. It also marks the fifth consecutive year in which Rolls-Royce has broken its sales record.

Sales in Europe were up 40%, almost a third in the US and 20% in the Middle East. The Rolls-Royce Wraith and Ghost Series II were two of the strongest performing models.

"A record number of customers spent personal one-on-one time with Rolls-Royce's Bespoke design consultants commissioning their personalised vehicles," the carmaker said.

Rolls-Royce said it sold more cars worth $200,000 (£157,000) than any of its rivals as customers wanting bespoke designs.

Chief executive Torsten Muller-Otvos said around 80% of its sales came from entrepreneurs and business owners, with the rest coming from celebrities.

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